You guys. Here's the thing. I don't even LIKE guinea pigs. I think they are pointless animals. But maybe that's why I find Guinea Pig Pride and Prejudice and now A Guinea Pig Oliver Twist so completely hilarious and delightful.
All guinea pigs that I have been exposed to were lumps of fur with no personality. Which makes it extra funny when they're wearing stocking caps to sleep in.
|ahahaha anxious guinea pig|
I, for one, want Bloomsbury to guinea pig-up all the classics.
Dickens's Oliver Twist isn't one of his best novels, but it's got enough culturally recognized moments to make it worth this version. You get Guinea Pig Oliver, the Artful Dodger, Fagin, Nancy, and even those boring characters no one cares about, like Mr Brownlow. It's not fair to him, because he's very nice, but nice people don't sell books, Brownlow, gotta move with the market, chop chop, keep up.
|No one's going to remember you but they will remember your fabulous coat|
Now, I know your primary concern is is this classic tale told through guinea pigs appropriate for children? That is an EXCELLENT question. I must inform you there is indeed a guinea pig chalk outline page in this book, so if you think your children would be scarred by that kind of a hilarious image, then by all means stay away.
If you just want to have a hilarious book facing outward on your shelves, then this one'll do for you. Or get it as a joke gift since Christmas is BASICALLY TOMORROW omg.