Thank you! A precocious guinea pig finds himself adrift in Central Park in a tale of high adventure. With the help of his new squirrel friend Lexi, Pee-Wee soon acquires some street smarts and a taste for freedom. A remarkable ability to read—he was taught by his mother from the newspaper scraps underneath their cage—enables Pee-Wee to warn Lexi and some other squirrel families that their trees are going to be cut down, engendering for him hero status among the park animals. When he discovers Robbie at the park one day, Pee-Wee decides that, perilous though it may be, he has learned to love his freedom. A caveat: this tale of freedom gained may leave readers longing to emancipate their own caged darlings.
Johanna Hurwitz has written over 50 popular books for young readers, including Oh No, Noah! She lives in Great Neck, New York. Patience Brewster has illustrated more than 30 books for children, including Bear's Christmas Surprise and Queen of May. Brewster lives in Skaneateles, New York.