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Millhouse by Natale Ghent


by Natale Ghent

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Millhouse is not your typical guinea pig. His owner passed away and now he is in a pet shop full of other guinea pigs and pets who do not understand his love for the theater. To make matters worse, Millhouse does not look like your typical guinea pig either, he is hairless. All the other pets at the shop make fun of Millhouse, especially when he acts out his favorite theater scenes. As Millhouse finds a few who love his theatrics, he also gets himself into sticky situations.

This book is begging to be read out loud! I love they way the author writes the dialogue and gives each pet in the shop an unique, almost human-like personality. It reminds me of THE WILD ROBOT by Peter Brown and how fun that was to read aloud to my fifth-grade class. If you are looking to read aloud a book to your own child or to an elementary class, this must be put on your read aloud list! ( )
  MrsDruffel | May 10, 2017 |
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I'm not sure how to start this review. There were some parts of the book that I really enjoyed. There were some parts of the book that felt like filler without particular purpose. I'm trying not to over think a nice book but it didn't quite pull me in. It just kind of felt like several different pet shop episodes that were loosely tied together. ( )
  Vaughnso | May 1, 2017 |
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This seems to be a well written and very cute book about a little 'unwanted' guinea pig. It will draw the attention of kids who love animals as well as possibly aid in teaching that different doesn't mean bad - a hairless guinea pig can be just as fun and lovable as one with hair, no need to shun him just because he's different. This may carry over into the kids lives and help them in accepting others who are different as well.

my 11 yr old's review:
Millhouse is a very interesting book about a hairless guinea pig who lives in a pet shop. He loves the theater and is an aspiring actor. I'd like to see more stories about Millhouse, it seems that that could be possible.

I think kids who like stories about animals (especially from the perspective of animals) would like this story. ( )
  cabyrum | Apr 28, 2017 |
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Millhouse, or Milly, as he prefers to be known, is a hairless guinea pig who was brought up in the theatre by the great Shakespearean actor, Sir Roderick Lord Kingswagger. Milly became just as knowledgeable and well-versed in Shakespeare and enjoyed squeaking along with every line and striking an appropriate pose. When Sir Roderick died Millhouse ended up in a pet shop where the other residents did not appreciate his talents. Milly persevered, his natural upbeat character shining through.

This is a captivating story that encourages acceptance of others no matter how different, while at the same time remaining positive in the face of bullying. Ghent's endearing pen and ink illustrations are just right. Recommended for middle grade children or any child who is beginning to enjoy chapter books. For the writing, story, illustrations, and the subtle message, this one earns a full five stars. ( )
  VivienneR | Apr 21, 2017 |
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In the great tradition of animal based juvenile fiction this story shines. A pet store whose inhabitants are a really great group of characters that range from dramatic to honorable to down right mean, there is such fun getting to know them. Who knew a guinea pig's life could be that entertaining! Adorable and adventurous. Bravo!

I received a copy in exchange for an honest review. ( )
  LiteraryChanteuse | Apr 14, 2017 |
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