This is the second book in the series of tales about loveable, ginger guinea pig Harry Stevenson. Harry is back doing what he does best…eating, sleeping and getting himself into all sorts of mischief. Like the first book, this is two adventures in one which means double the fun.
Time for School, Harry Stevenson - It’s an exciting day at school for Billy as it is a special Show and Tell day and class teacher, Miss. Gibby, has asked the children to bring in their favourite things. This means Harry Stevenson is going to school and he can’t wait. Harry just needs to survive Maths, avoid the sinister box with its strange hissing noise and steer clear of practical-joker Jack. The ginger ninja will need to use the Way of the Guinea Pig if he is to survive school!
Stop That Thief, Harry Stevenson - Billy’s parents are away for the weekend so he and Harry are having a sleepover at Maya’s house. The children have big plans for Saturday but find themselves at the Grand Hotel when Maya’s mum has to work a police shift at the Grand Gala. Following a spate of recent robberies the police are on the look for anyone suspicious. There are strange goings-on at the Grand Hotel with definite signs of ‘fowl’ play and Harry finds himself up to his whiskers in crime…
This is another charming and warm-hearted read about the entertaining adventures of Billy Smith and his pet guinea pig. Harry loves food and it is this attraction to food that sees him in all sorts of mischief. Whether it is trying to sneak carrots out of Miss. Gibby’s school bag or eating the organic potpourri at the Grand Hotel…Harry, food and mischief go together. As the action unfolds the laughs come thick and fast as Miss. Gibby tries to hide the fact that she has two pets in her classroom but with a nosy headteacher and some special visitors in school it seems only a matter of time before the chaos in class 3G is discovered. And when an angry hotel manager mistakes Harry for a rat and calls in Pest Control to catch him it seems that Harry might find himself locked up in a cage that has a door that is slightly less easy to escape from. These stories are easy to read, are big on entertainment and are perfect for readers that are new to reading chapter books.
Readers are treated to plenty of lively and funny illustrations in shades of neon orange which are really eye-catching and the ever changing expressions on Harry’s face perfectly capture the demeanour of this sweet and rather naughty little pet.
I’m a big fan of this sweet, fast-paced adventure story. Guinea pig owners and pet lovers will love reading about this carrot-munching, pop-corning ginger bundle of joy. It is perfect for fans of Claude by Alex T. Smith and Piggy Handsome by Pip Jones.
Recommended for 6+.