What do you do when you've always wanted a dog, but your mother gives you a guinea pig instead? In 5th grader Rufus' case he decides to keep Fido since she annoys his clean freak dad (the reason he can't have a dog). But then something strange happens. Fido starts acting like a dog.
Guinea Dog (Egmont, 2010) by Patrick Jennings is humorous and a bit bigger than life. Quite the enjoyable read. I know my 9 year old grandson would love it. (This book is available both in hardback and paperback.)
Be sure and visit Patrick's website and read his funny bio. There you can also read about his many other books.
P.S. Today, September 15th, Patrick wrote to me and said: "It was just announced today that the book won the Washington State Book Award. :)"
A BIG CONGRATS!