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Pee-Wee's Tale


A book written by Johanna Hurwitz

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When his owner's parents let him go in Central Park, a young guinea pig learns to survive in the natural world with the help of a "park-wise" squirrel while trying to find his way back home.

Reviewed by Maddy, age 9

Maddy says, “Pee-Wee’s Tale was a lively story .”

Pee-Wee’s Tale was a lively story about a little guinea pig named Pee-Wee who knew how to read. Her mother taught her to read in the pet store before she went to live with a little boy named Robbie. Because Robbie’s mother didn’t like Pee-Wee, his parents let the guinea pig go in a park while Robbie was at a sleepover. Pee-Wee had to use her skills in order to survive dangers in the park such as dogs, bikes, and roller blades. But she had to use her skills even more when she read a newspaper that said some oak trees were going to get chopped down for a new playground. That might be okay if the squirrels, including Pee-Wee’s best friend Lexi, hadn’t lived there! Find out how Pee-Wee helps her friends while also surviving the dangers of the park!