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When Gullible Guineapig visits his aunt and uncle's house, his relatives find out just how gullible he really is. Gullible will believe just about anything - that eating carrots will make you invisible, that you can wash coal, and even that there are monsters in the basement. But seeing is believing, even if you're not so gullible, in this hilarious story of a trusting young guinea pig and his not-so-nice relatives. Never fear, our hero will have the last laugh.

Gullible's Troubles

Author: Margaret Shannon

Title: Gullible's Troubles

ISBN: 0395839335

ISBN13: 978-0395839331

Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers; First Edition first Printing edition (March 30, 1998)

Language: English

Subcategory: Animals

Size pdf version: 1182 kb

Size epub version: 1805 kb

Size fb2 version: 1169 kb

Rating: 4.2/5

Pages: 32 pages


Reviews (6)
Kikora
My 4 and 6-yr olds love this book, and I love reading it to them! After borrowing it from the library several times I finally decided to go ahead and get our own copy. It's just really clever writing, the ending is great!
Kikora
My 4 and 6-yr olds love this book, and I love reading it to them! After borrowing it from the library several times I finally decided to go ahead and get our own copy. It's just really clever writing, the ending is great!
Connorise
I couldn't believe how mean and awful Gullible's family are to him. It's one thing to have an amusing and gullible character (Amelia Bedelia and the Dragon character in Dav Pilkey's book come to mind) who lives in a supportive environment, but this story has no redeeming qualities. The aunt feeds the poor lad moldy carrots for goodness sake!
It ends with a "joke-is-on-you", but it's too subtle for children to understand. Is the monster really there? Or just a figment of Gullible's imagination?
Bullies are a big issue in schools--this book makes it seem like it's okay to play mean jokes on one another. Even the faces of the family are harsh and mean.
Connorise
I couldn't believe how mean and awful Gullible's family are to him. It's one thing to have an amusing and gullible character (Amelia Bedelia and the Dragon character in Dav Pilkey's book come to mind) who lives in a supportive environment, but this story has no redeeming qualities. The aunt feeds the poor lad moldy carrots for goodness sake!
It ends with a "joke-is-on-you", but it's too subtle for children to understand. Is the monster really there? Or just a figment of Gullible's imagination?
Bullies are a big issue in schools--this book makes it seem like it's okay to play mean jokes on one another. Even the faces of the family are harsh and mean.
Levion
This book is not one to read to young children. My three year old just looked puzzled at why the adults would tell him such lies and was upset at the very obvious meanness they demonstrated as they tried to just get rid of him. However because she was not old enough to understand irony she didn't get the ending. She just kept asking if the monster was real. Not a good book!
Levion
This book is not one to read to young children. My three year old just looked puzzled at why the adults would tell him such lies and was upset at the very obvious meanness they demonstrated as they tried to just get rid of him. However because she was not old enough to understand irony she didn't get the ending. She just kept asking if the monster was real. Not a good book!
Danrad
Poor little Gullible visits his relatives who continuously invent stories to occupy his time or get him out of their hair or scare him... Eventually sweet little Gullible has the last laugh. The illustrations are charming and the story is original - it's one my son requests often.
Danrad
Poor little Gullible visits his relatives who continuously invent stories to occupy his time or get him out of their hair or scare him... Eventually sweet little Gullible has the last laugh. The illustrations are charming and the story is original - it's one my son requests often.
Nahn
If you have a little one trying to overcome the fear of monsters, please do not try this book...Telling little children the consequence of lying is a good lesson, however, telling them monsters really exist by this way, I think that will only stifle the intended lesson.
Nahn
If you have a little one trying to overcome the fear of monsters, please do not try this book...Telling little children the consequence of lying is a good lesson, however, telling them monsters really exist by this way, I think that will only stifle the intended lesson.
Dranar
I was very disappointed with this story,which I purchased based on the positive reviews. The main character is gullible by nature, a fact which his family (including the adults) exploits. They seem to tell him lies out of sheer meanness. I thought the ending was weak, rather than redemptive. I bought this to give as a gift, but have decided not to give it.
Dranar
I was very disappointed with this story,which I purchased based on the positive reviews. The main character is gullible by nature, a fact which his family (including the adults) exploits. They seem to tell him lies out of sheer meanness. I thought the ending was weak, rather than redemptive. I bought this to give as a gift, but have decided not to give it.

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