In the next book, which I'm writing now, I want you to help me with a chilling guinea pig kidnap story called 'Hostage'. Here's the setup...
Tom Weekly comes home from school one day to find his evil sister Tanya (who is definitely not based on my sister, pictured with me, above) in his bedroom holding Gus, his pet guinea pig, out the window. She says, 'Give me all your money or the guinea pig gets it!'
'What?' Tom asks.
'Give me all your money or I drop your guinea pig out the window onto the concrete.'
'But... I don't have any money.'
'LIAR!' she screams. 'What about your birthday money?'
'Okay, settle down.'
Tom puts down his school bag and rolls back the rug in the middle of his bedroom floor, revealing the trapdoor where he hides his lollies, comics and cash. As he unlocks the padlock Tom looks up at Gus who stares back at him with eyes like small black marbles, pleading with Tom to follow her instructions. A couple of little round poop nuggets fall from the guinea pig's bottom.
Tom needs to hold onto his money while saving the guinea pig's life. How does he do it?