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Rufus has been dreaming of getting a dog. His best friend has one. His worst friend has one. But his dad has a few objections: They whine. They gnaw. They bark. They scratch. They beg. They drool.

Rufus pays no attention when his mom offers her think-outside-the-box suggestion, because she can't be serious. She can't be.

She can be. And she actually comes home with a guinea pig. And if Rufus's dad thinks dogs are a problem, he won't know what hit him when he meets the Guinea Pig that Thinks She's a Dog. She barks. She bites. She'll eat your homework.
Paperback, 208 pages
Published on April 26, 2011 by EgmontUSA
ISBN-10: 160684153X
ISBN-13: 9781606841532
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  • ocelot
    ocelotThursday, August 8, 2013 at 5:14 am55 stars
    This is a book about a boy named Rufus. He is so excited to get a dog, but his dad has a few objections about the dog. They poop, you have to walk them, they drool, etc. But then his mom has a crazy idea. An idea that can't be true. But it is. She comes home with a guinea pig and the guinea pig starts to act like she is a dog, because she thinks she is. Go through this amazing story with Rufus, his mom, and his dad, that might not be so happy about this idea, that mom thought of.
    • jsmyth
      jsmythMonday, August 5, 2013 at 4:03 pm55 stars
      I like Guinea Dog because it's a funny book. Rufus, a boy, wants a dog. His mom bought a guinea pig instead. The guinea pig his mom bought acts like a dog. My favorite part of this book is when the guinea pig chases Rufus all over the playground at his school and his classmates are laughing at Rufus.
      • pipermc11
        pipermc11Monday, August 5, 2013 at 9:56 am55 stars
        This book is about a boy who wants a dog, and nothing else, but instead, his mom buys him a guinea pig. But it begins to act like a dog, and when he is faced with the decision of giving up his guinea pig, or keeping it, he decides to keep it, and he loves it.
        • pjsweet
          pjsweetSaturday, August 3, 2013 at 10:16 pm55 stars
          I love animals and I also likes to read humorous book. This book has both of them. It is really funny to see a guinea pig that acts like a dog.
          • sillylily
            sillylilyMonday, July 22, 2013 at 7:53 am55 stars
            It is about a boy that really wants a dog, but his dad doesn't like dogs and his mom gets a guinea pig instead. But this guinea pig is no ordinary guinea pig, it acts like a dog! He makes such a great pet the boy didn't want a dog anymore.
            • jwow970
              jwow970Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 3:23 pm55 stars
              this book was so good it was funny it would recomend it to alot o people because its just and awesone book there is alot of funny parts
              • jillbill
                jillbillSaturday, July 6, 2013 at 1:53 pm55 stars
                this book is about a boy who really wants a dog. instead his mom gets him a guinea pig. They have many fun adventures together.
                • ajwerth307
                  ajwerth307Monday, July 1, 2013 at 6:46 pm22 stars
                  This book was ok but I didn't think it was worth reading again. It did have a good writing just what it was writing about was kind of silly and not as appealing to me as other people.
                  • goofy127
                    goofy127Saturday, June 22, 2013 at 12:38 pm55 stars
                    This is such a great book and I loved it. It is about a boy who really really wants a pet dog, but his father will not let him get one. Eventually his mother gets him a pet guinea pig t make up for the lack of dog. The boy doesn't want the guinea pig, but they eventually become good friends. Then the boy gets hurt... and its up to the guinea pig to save him....
                    • ilgrocks
                      ilgrocksFriday, June 21, 2013 at 10:16 am55 stars
                      this book was not a good book to me i thought it didnt cover all the details its about a boy how dosent have any pets and really wants a dog