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Bruno and Titch: A Tale of a Boy and His Guinea Pig    by Sheena Dempsey order for
Bruno and Titch
by Sheena Dempsey
Order:  USA  Can
Candlewick, 2014 (2014)
* *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

Titch is a slightly neurotic guinea pig who longs for a home. He's been living too long in a pet store and he's very lonely. When Bruno comes into the shop one day, Titch's fortunes are looking up. The little boy selects the guinea pig for his very own pet and Titch finally has his very own Big Person.

You recall the old adage; 'Be careful what you wish for'? Well that certainly works here. Although he thinks he is being a good pet person, Bruno invents wild games and treats his new friend Titch like another person and not a little animal.

Life gets pretty hectic for Titch and he longs for the quiet life. Will this new friendship work out or end in disaster? I'll let you read the book to find out.

Sometimes children forget that pets need special care and treatment. This humorous picture book reminds the reader of this fact. There are some important lessons here about pet care that are well worth discussing with a child after you have read the book a few times.

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