The Tales of Olga da Polga

By the creator of Paddington Bear! Forget sitting in a hutch. This glamorous guinea pig reckons life ought to be a bit wild! Olga da Polga has an exotic name, flamboyant charm and super-stylish fur. What else does she have? An endless supply of amazing stories! When Olga leaves the pet shop to start a new life in an airy garden hutch, her new friends quickly learn that she loves an audience. She’s full of stories about her wild adventures involving moon rockets and pumas. But are her outrageous stories true – or are they all made up?

  • A funny classic by the author of Paddington Bear
  • Beautifully illustrated by Catherine Rayner
  • A charming, heartwarming treat for animal-lovers
  • Shows the world from a guinea pig’s point of view

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  • loved it

    This book is very intresting guinea pig life with all her adventures she has. She must be worn out. I really enjoyed it though

    10 December 2012

  • loved it

    This book is very funny and i enjoyed reading it!!!!!!

    3 September 2012

  • This book was brilliant. I liked the writing and the fact there were still lots of pictures for me to look at. I loved chapter 4 Olga’s story. The story was about guinea pigs having tails. I loved Olga da Polga she had many stories to tell everyone. It was such a fun book to read. I was disappointed when it came to the end of the book but I will always remember the stories. This is one of my favourite books ever.

    This book would suit boys or girls who love animals and an adventure.

    Stephanie, aged 7

    21 August 2012

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  • Awards

    Michael Bond was awarded a CBE for services to literature.

  • Awards

    Catherine Rayner has won the Booktrust Early Years prize for Augustus and His Smile and the Kate Greenaway Medal for Harris Finds His Feet. She was also named a Booktrust Best New Illustrator in 2008.

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