Peggy’s Impossible Tale

Peggy’s Impossible Tale

Series: Children
Genre: Mariko Ando
Tag: All books
Publisher: Tradewind
Publication Year: 2021
Illustrator: Mariko Ando
ISBN: 9781926890210

“My name is Peggy and I am a guinea pig. You may wonder why a guinea pig would write her autobiography, but when you hear of my remarkable adventures, I’m sure you’ll see why.”

About the Book

Peggy’s Impossible Tale is told in the voice of a remarkable guinea pig. Full of action and surprises, it is guaranteed to captivate the attention of beginning readers. Peggy learns how to communicate with the loving family that adopted her, and goes on to win a much-coveted prize for her accomplishments.

Praise for Peggy’s Impossible Tale:

“Full of action and surprises, “Peggy’s Impossible Tale” is guaranteed to captivate the attention of beginning readers ages 6-8.” – Midwest Book Review, October 2021.

“Peggy is completely adorable, with white fur and pink eyes, ears, and feet. There’s art on every spread; it combines with the short chapters to make this an especially apt choice for transitioning readers.”– Kirkus Reviews, September 2021

“This simple, endearing story has universal appeal.” – starred review, Kirkus Reviews

“Mariko Ando’s illustrations, and the book as a whole, are sincere, comedic, and evocative.” – Quill & Quire, June 2021

“Slavia Miki and Roy Miki’s Peggy’s Impossible Tale is a fun story about one charming guinea pig. Told in the animal’s voice, and featuring colour illustrations by Mariko Ando, it’s a book about the remarkable adventures of a remarkable creature.” – CBC Books, June 2021

“With short chapters and adorable pictures, this story told by Peggy the guinea pig would be great for beginner and reluctant readers. Peggy is no ordinary pet. She can listen and be a best friend, tell the time of day, play hide and seek, walk on a leash, and even climb stairs. A cute and fun book for animal lovers.” – Calgary Herald, May 2021

“A beautifully illustrated, hardcover chapter book that details the precious relationship between a girl and her guinea pig (with) lovely ink and colour drawings . . . The book’s vital message of personal value regardless of abilities and persistence in the face of difficulty is an important lesson not only for children but for our current time.” – The BC Review

“Young readers (and the adults who read with them) will definitely enjoy this joyful look at the life of the determined young guinea pig named Peggy!” Highly Recommended — starred review CM Reviews


About the Author
Roy & Slavia Miki

Roy Miki's book of poetry, Surrender, won the Governor General’s Award for Poetry. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and a Member of the Order of British Columbia.
Slavia Miki is a life coach and studied feng shui under the late Henry Dorst. She earned her teacher’s licence in ikebana while living in Tokyo.

Mariko Ando was born and raised in Osaka, Japan. She is an artist and illustrator and has exhibited widely in Japan and Canada. Her work has garnered much critical acclaim. She has lived in Vancouver for many years.