A guinea pig discovers her true potential in life.


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 she goes on to win a much-coveted prize for her accomplishments.


  • Winner, Chocolate Lily Book Award 2023


“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 Bookss

“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

“Full of action and surprises, Peggy's Impossible Tale is guaranteed to captivate the attention of beginning readers ages 6-8.”

- Midwest Book Review

“Mariko Ando’s illustrations, and the book as a whole, are sincere, comedic, and evocative.”

- Quill & Quire

★ “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. This simple, endearing story has universal appeal.”

- Kirkus, Starred 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!” 5 stars!

- CM: Canadian Review of Materials