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A tale of true love…

The real Bertie and Jenny guinea pig!

Bertie guinea pig came into our lives in an unusual way, he was only meant to stay for a few weeks (while our friend was having some damp proofing work done on her house!) But his arrival was very timely and he was just the tonic our lonely Jenny needed. Jenny had always been a […]

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World Book Day!

It’s World Book Day this Thursday and we’re very excited here at Bertie towers! World Book Day is all about promoting reading and celebrating books in their many forms. We thought it would be fun to celebrate our favourite guinea pig stories, so Bertie’s illustrator, Liz has made a super Bertie Guinea Pig mask for you to […]

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Happy Halloween!

Here in North East England, the autumn is well and truly upon us and to celebrate the new season we have a Bertie tale that’s perfect for Halloween! Bertie and his friends are about to try a brand new food and discover that Halloween can be a lot of fun for everyone: What food do you think […]

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Adopt a Rescued Guinea Pig Month

Horatio and Mable guinea pig, both from North East Guinea Pig Rescue

Did you know March is officially ‘Adopt a Rescued Guinea Pig Month’? This annual event was started by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in 2002. Of course, we like to think EVERY month is ‘Adopt a Rescued Guinea Pig Month’ here! Two of our guinea pigs, Horatio and Mable (pictured below) […]

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A carrot-filled Christmas!

Bertie’s Christmas Carrot is one of my favourite Bertie stories and it’s packed full of Christmas fun – after all, guinea pigs love Christmas magic too you know! Every year, our guinea pigs hang up their stockings (with a little help from us) and on Christmas morning they have their very own presents to open/chew! One Christmas Eve, […]

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Books Are My Bag!

I was thrilled to be invited along to our local bookshop, Forum Books in Corbridge last month for their Books Are My Bag party. Forum Kids! has just started selling Bertie’s audiobook CDs and asked me to go along and read some of his stories. I took a few of our soft toy guinea pigs along, some balloons […]

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Bertie at The Pet Show

Bertie and I had great fun at The Pet Show this year! We were invited along to entertain little guinea pig fans in the small arena and we were lucky enough to also share an exhibition stand with our friends,Guinea Pig Magazine We had some lovely guinea pigs on our stand, they were very cuddly […]

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Bertie audiobooks

I’m very excited to tell you that Bertie’s books are now available in an audio collection! Bertie’s illustrator, Liz has helped me with this project and has created a super album cover featuring all the characters you’ll meet in the collection! In this first volume, Bertie meets a guinea pig with no squeak, helps out a clucky hen, […]

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HapBEE Easter!

Did you know there’s a buzzy new tale in Bertie’s app? Bertie’s latest book, Bertie and the Buzzy Bee features a rather friendly honey bee called Bernie. What’s he doing in Bertie’s house? And why is Amy hiding in her igloo? Find out how bees collect nectar! This lovely summery story is beautifully illustrated and […]

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Bertie Comes to the (guinea pig) Rescue

Bertie is about to make a new friend. Can you guess who it might be? What is a guinea pig rescue? In Bertie’s new story he visits the local guinea pig rescue with his big person. A rescue is an animal shelter, a place where animals can be looked after until they are found a new […]

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