Presented in amuse-bouche morsels,we are first introduced the cast. A lovely beige and white guinea pig named Molly plays Elizabeth and a dapper grey creature named Hollie plays Mr Darcy. My favourite is a pudgy white long-hair who plays Mrs Bennett.
We are then taken on the narrative in Two Volumes, with delightful photography, whimsical sets and full costume from top hats to bonnets and bows.
What I love most about this book is that its cast are actually a band of rescued pets. Some welfare centres are dedicated exclusively to guinea pigs, and in a case of pet-done-good, what a joy it is to see these abandoned animals being loved and cared for, and starring in their very own book.
This small format book is perfect for little hands--and big ones, too.
Title: A Guinea Pig Pride and Prejudice
Author: Jane Austen
Abridgment: Alex Goodwin
Illustrations featured in photos: Tess Gammell
Publisher: Bloomsbury, $26 RRP
Publication Date: 13 October 2015
Format: Hard cover, small format
For ages: 5+
Type: Picture Book