Valentino Finds a Home, by Andy Whiteside
Often mistaken for a rat . . . or, worse yet, a meal, Valentino is a guinea pig trying to find a home where he can live happily ever after. He runs away from his native home in Bolivia as a stowaway and he has many adventures until good fortune lands him in a pet shop. Soon after, he finally meets Maddie—a little girl with a lot of love to share who is hoping for the perfect pet. Who says dreams never do come true or there’s no such thing as a happy ending? Just ask Valentino and Maddie!
Hardcover: 24 pages
Publisher: Star Bright Books (June 5, 2012)
Valentino Finds a Home is a cute story about a guinea pig that just doesn’t want to be eaten. Or be called a rat.
It isn’t a remarkable story, but it is entertaining and a little humorous. The illustrations are a combination of photography and vector graphics. I personally enjoy the photography, but am not a fan of the illustrated people. They just didn’t seem to go with the photographs.