|Publisher:||Morgan James Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
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This is the great adventure of Piggy the Peruvian Guinea Pig. Piggy and his girl, Catie, played together in the garden. Catie called him bold and brave as he ventured forth, searching for ever more tender grasses in the great outdoors. One afternoon while they were out with Catie's friend Erin, Piggy saw a clearing where the yummiest green grass was growing. He had to go and try it.
That green grass was delicious! He ate and ate. It was so yummy, he wanted to share it with his friends. Piggy looked up, but Catie and Erin had disappeared! Where was his garden? He squeaked and bweeped for Catie.
In the garden, Catie and Erin searched and called. Where had Piggy gone? Catie searched for him until it was too dark out to continue.
Piggy's squeaks brought Owl over, hungry for his dinner. He ran as fast as he could into the forest. He did not feel bold and brave now. He missed his girl.
That night Catie watched out her window for him. Would Piggy be bold and brave? Would he be afraid of the dark?
Piggy was afraid of the dark. He listened to the night noises and waited for the morning sun. The roots of a tree became his nest. He tried to be bold and brave.
Finally the sun came up and Piggy set out to find his girl. He came across Fawn lying in the grass. Fawn had never seen a guinea pig before.
"I have lost my girl, Catie," said Piggy. "Have you seen her?"
"No," said Fawn. " You should ask Rabbit and Mouse."
Piggy found Rabbit and Mouse eating lunch. "Have you seen a little girl named Catie? She is my girl and I lost her in the garden yesterday."
"Sorry, no," said Mouse.
"We haven't seen her," said Rabbit. "You should try Turtle. He lives by the pond."
As Piggy left he heard Mouse say to Rabbit, "Do you think he stayed out all night by himself? That Piggy must be bold and brave."
Piggy felt a bit better.
"Hello Turtle, have you seen a little girl named Catie? I lost her yesterday while we were playing in the garden."
"Nope," said Turtle. "No one comes here much because of the ..."
"Ssssnakessss?" Out of the tall grass suddenly slithered Snake.
"Come closssser," said Snake. "I don't know where the girl is, but I do know sssssssomething ..."
"What is that?" asked Piggy.
"I HAVE FOUND MY LUNCH!"
Piggy puffed himself out and jumped up and down, chattering his teeth.
"I am NOT snake lunch! I am Piggy the Bold and Brave!"
"Sssshhheessh," said the surprised Snake. "You'll be too tough to ssswallow."
Piggy scurried down a nearby path. He came across a house, where a puppy was playing with a ball.
"Excuse me," said Piggy. "Have you seen my girl Catie? I lost her yesterday in the garden."
"You smell familiar, who are you anyway?" asked the puppy, Leo.
"I am Piggy the Bold and Brave, who has outrun Owl, scared Snake, and traveled a long way. But I still can't find my home," Piggy sniffled.
"My you are bold and brave. Wait here, I will go get my girl.
She is in the house playing with her friend. Maybe she can help."
Piggy hid under the porch and waited. Soon he heard barking and a familiar voice. He squeaked and bweeped as loud as he could and the voice got closer.
"What is the sound, Leo? I think its coming from under the porch." Erin looked down, and Piggy bweeped happily. He ran towards his friend.
"Catie, Catie!" she called. "Come look!"
Laughing and crying tears of joy, Catie swept Piggy up into her arms.
"How did you get all the way out here?" Catie said. "What a bold and brave boy you are!" Piggy squeaked happily. He had found his girl. He was home.(Continues…)
Excerpted from "The Great Adventure of Piggy the Peruvian Guinea Pig"
Copyright © 2016 Sarah King.
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