Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple
Katz, Susan.
New York : Clarion, 2007
IL K-3
ISBN 0618702229

(2 booktalks)

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Booktalk #1

He wants a dog.  Too loud says Mom.  A snake?  Too scary.  A horse?  Too big.  So what does she say he can have?  You guessed it.  A guinea pig.  He looks a bit like a teddy bear so his name is Theodore.  But Theodore is very shy.  What kind of pet is that?  He won't even play.

Booktalk #2

Meet Theodore the guinea pig who earns his name because he is “soft, plump, fuzzy, brown-like a teddy bear.” You’ll love these poems if you have ever owned a guinea pig. Shy at first, Theodore begins to perk up when the refrigerator door opens up and he follows a favorite guinea pig pursuit - eating lettuce. When the phone rings Theodore scurries away and no one can locate him in any of his favorite guinea pig places. Read to find out if this furry friend ever returns.  (Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards Program, 2009-2010)

SUBJECTS:     Guinea pigs -- Poetry.
                        Guinea pigs as pets -- Poetry.
                        Pets -- Poetry.
                        Children's poetry, American.

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