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Written by Katie Marsico


ISBN: 978-0-531-20663-8

List Price: $28.00

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Despite their name, guinea pigs aren't pigs at all! They're small, furry rodents that many people keep as pets. Readers will discover how these cuddly critters are related to wild rodent species, how they were domesticated, and what it takes to keep a pet guinea pig safe and healthy. They will also learn about a guinea pig's senses, find out how guinea pigs socialize with each other, and much more.
Available to ship September 2014
Item #: 630076
Imprint: Children's Press
Copyright: 2015
Trim Size: 7 1/4" x 8 3/8"
Pages: 48
Grades: 3 - 5
Ages: 8 - 10
  • Discover where the animals live with the habitat map
  • Informative text offers a clear view of the animals’ role in nature
  • Glossaries define important vocabulary specific to each book
  • Large photos allow readers to get a close look at the animals in their natural habitats
  • Fact file provides an easy reference for vital information about the animals’ classification and basic habits
  • Additional content for further learning on this subject available at www.factsfornow.scholastic.com
  • Complex texts allow students to determine main ideas and explain how they are supported by key details
  • Grade-appropriate contexts helps students determine the meaning of domain-specific words and phrases