Help me find this children's book about a girl and her hamster
July 21, 2011 8:12 AM Subscribe
Help me find a half-remembered children's book about a little girl and her pet, and what they say when they get the chance to speak one sentence to each other.
posted by Encipher to Media & Arts (11 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
This book is extremely vague in my memory but it made a big impression on me. I've been thinking about it for years on and off.
It was a kid's book which I would have read in the 80s/early 90s, although it could have been from any time before then.
The basic plot is that of a little girl (could have been a boy but think it was more likely a girl) with a pet. (I seem to remember the pet being either a hamster or a guinea-pig, or some kind of cage-dwelling animal, but again it was a long time ago.) I think it had illustrations, but wasn't necessarily a picture book.
For some reason the girl and the pet both realise that they are going to have a chance to speak to each other, but only one phrase/sentence. I have a vague recollection that this happens on the stroke of midnight or noon. The girl spends all day thinking about what to say to the hamster/pet/whatever it was and when it comes down to it they both say to each other:
'I love you'
Yes, it does sound super sappy, but it was cute, and googling has led me precisely nowhere.
Has anyone else ever heard of this or did I dream it?