Oh, Theodore!

Oh, Theodore!

Guinea Pig Poems

By Susan Katz; Stacey Schuett (Illustrator)

Clarion Books, Hardcover, 9780618702220, 43pp.

Publication Date: September 2007


Come meet Theodore: a plump, fuzzy guinea pig with a big appetite, a lot to say, and a personality all his own. As you, and his new owner, get to know him, you'll find out what he eats and how he speaks. You'll also discover the work involved in caring for a pet: feeding, cleaning, and taking him out for exercise. But it hardly seems like work once your pet becomes your best friend.
With the popularity of guinea pigs as family and classroom pets, Theodore's antics are sure to ring true to many readers. And for those who haven't had a guinea pig of their own, these short, funny, and accessible poems will create a vivid first impression.

About the Author
Susan Katz's most recent poetry collection is LOOKING FOR JAGUAR (Greenwillow, 2005), which received starred reviews from Kirkus and Booklist. Her first book, the novel SNOWDROPS FOR COUSIN RUTH, (Simon and Schuster, 1998) was a Publishers Weekly Flying Start. She lives in Phoenixville, PA.

Stacey Schuett's artwork graces numerous picture books, including the I Can Read Book Forest by Laura Godwin and her own Somewhere in theWorld Right Now, a Reading Rainbow Book. Ms. Schuett lives in Sebastopol, California.

Praise For Oh, Theodore!

"An oversize format with plenty of white space adds appeal, and the short text can be used with beginning readers." Booklist, ALA

"Exude[s] child appeal ... A nice addition for classrooms and libraries, and an easy handsell for bookstores." Kirkus Reviews

The acrylic illustrations add tremendously to the appeal of the picture book, using a palette of browns, blues, and greens for both boy and guinea pig, incorporating intense shades an white to highlight textures.
Horn Book

Patience, responsiblity, humor, and love are found in full measure in this book that children will enjoy.
School Library Journal