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Pee Wee & Plush, Johanna Hurwitz ; illustrated by Patience Brewster

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Pee Wee & Plush
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Pee Wee & Plush
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Johanna Hurwitz ; illustrated by Patience Brewster
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Pee Wee and Plush
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eng
Summary
Pee Wee the guinea pig and his friend Lexi the squirrel help a new guinea pig adjust to life in the wilds of New York City's Central Park, but are unsure what to do about the approach of winter
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PeeWee & Plush
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Pee Wee the guinea pig and his friend Lexi the squirrel help a new guinea pig adjust to life in the wilds of New York City's Central Park, but are unsure what to do about the approach of winter
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  • Gr 2-4 –An accessible story for beginning chapter-book readers. In this third story about the resourceful guinea pig who lives in Central Park, PeeWee wants a family, and he courts Plush, who has been brought to the park by his human friend to keep him company. He wins her love and trust with his ability to read, and he takes her to the operas in the park. The two guinea pigs are helped by Lexi, PeeWee's squirrel friend and sidekick, from Lexi's Tale (SeaStar, 2001), who has the sometimes annoying habit of reciting proverbs. Meanwhile, they must plan for winter in order to survive. Plush and PeeWee become the responsible parents of Pudge, Perky, Pip, and Squeak. Brewster's comical pencil drawings accompany the charming text. Clever characters and steady adventures will keep children reading to the happy ending.–Debbie Stewart, Grand Rapids Public Library, MI --Debbie Stewart (Reviewed December 1, 2002) (School Library Journal, vol 48, issue 12, p97)
  • PeeWee, the intrepid guinea pig, is back and now he has a mate. Timid Plush, the only other guinea pig that PeeWee knows in Central Park, is the object of his affection. A nameless man who figured out that PeeWee needed some companionship bought her and set her free in the park. At first, things don't look good for the young couple; while PeeWee has learned to embrace the life and breadth of the park, Plush longs for the coziness and comfort of her cage in the pet store, where food was abundant and humans held and stroked her. Eventually, her thirst and hunger force her to leave the hole that PeeWee has prepared for her. Their sweet relationship mirrors human ones: a misunderstanding causes a rift that takes time to mend, they learn to appreciate the hobbies and passions of the other, and eventually they learn the joys and challenges that come from raising a family. The joys of a burgeoning friendship and love delightfully unfold through the world of these two fluffy critters and their squirrel friend, Lexi. Whether they are listening to Puccini (Plush has learned to appreciate all things operatic during her time in the pet shop), or PeeWee is reading aloud from Thomas Hood's poetry (PeeWee learned a thing or two from his mother in the pet store too), or thinking of ways to protect their young family from approaching winter, PeeWee and Plush celebrate the many joys of life. The ample white space, sweet pencil drawings, and generous font make this a fine choice for the earliest reader. It's one of friendship, love, and working together that will warm all but the most jaded of hearts. (Fiction. 8-11) (Kirkus Reviews, September 1, 2002)
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103111
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DLC
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illustrations
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • 2
  • 5
Series statement
Park pals
Series volume
0003
Target audience
pre adolescent
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Johanna Hurwitz ; illustrated by Patience Brewster
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Pee Wee & Plush, Johanna Hurwitz ; illustrated by Patience Brewster
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"A park pals adventure."
Control code
2002002509
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
134 p. :bill.
Isbn
9781587171918
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002002509

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