A Guinea Pig Night Before Christmas (Guinea Pig Classics) (Hardcover)
The latest heart-warming book in the Guinea Pig Classics series.
''Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house,
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse'
But sit down by the fire with some chocolates to hand,
And you'll be welcomed into a magical land.
There is snow and some moonlight; St Nick in his sleigh;
There are reindeer and elves, and guinea pigs! Hooray!
This classic Christmas poem, now told by guinea pigs,
Will surely delight all with their costumes and wigs.
For nothing's more charming than a pig in a hat,
Especially a Christmas one, that's just a fact.
About the Author
Clement Clarke Moore was a scholar of ancient languages, but is remembered to this day for his memorable poem 'The Night Before Christmas', which started appeared anonymously in newspapers in the 1820s. His character of St Nicholas strongly influenced the character of Santa Claus that we know today, and reading aloud the poem remains a favourite Christmas tradition.
Tess Newall is a set designer who specialises in fashion shoots and decorative painting. She carefully stitched and painted each tiny detail in A Guinea Pig Night Before Christmas, creating a small but perfectly formed vision of Christmas Eve in a guinea pigs's home.
"A heartwarming celebration of both the holiday season and these beloved furry mammals, A Guinea Pig Night Before Christmas is pure joy to page through and makes an excellent giftbook or stocking stuffer. Highly recommended!" - Midwest Book Review
"The story is about these cute, fat guinea pigs and how excited they are for Christmas to come . . . This book definitely makes you want a cute guinea pig as a pet and to dress them up in cute little clothes. I recommend this book to kids who like cute little animals and Christmas stories." - City Book Review
"Like the other books in this series, Tess Newall takes such care with the backgrounds and design. There are knitted stockings – even for the mouse!, a tiny lampshade on the lamp at Pa’s bedside, shingles on the rooftop . . . I died." - Pretty Good Gatsby
"If they could get War and Peace down to this length, it would be a service to mankind." - Salman Rushdie
"These guinea pigs really know how to act." - The Times
"We defy you not to be won over by it." - Saga
"Really fun." - Daily Mail
Readers will enjoy terrific descriptions, action-packed adventure and a superb sense of the brutality, harshness but beauty of the wintery existence that surrounds these characters. It's no wonder dogs are descended from misunderstood wolves, as the bravery and ultimate loyalty of these canines can not be refuted. As with Rooftoppers, Rundell lets readers truly inhabit her world and are fully invested in this satisfying tale. Highly reommended! - Maureen