Book reviews, Childrens' Books

Daniel Daniels and the World’s Worst Zoo by Robby Yates

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This was a cute early chapter book for kids in 2nd – 4th grade about a boy, Daniel Daniels, whose parents are not good at communicating with each other or with him.  There is a zoo in their town and the zookeeper is not nice to the animals, so Daniel comes up with a plan to change that.  It was a cute, cleverly written story with a nice resolution at the end.

Most kids would be able to relate to the description of the classroom setting and be empathetic about the way the zookeeper treats the animals.  I am sure many kids would come up with their own plans for how to help the animals.

Book Blurb:

Daniel Daniels spends most of his time doing one of two things:

  1. Avoiding the school bully, or
  2. Hanging out with his animal friends.

Unfortunately, Daniel’s animal friends all live at The World’s Worst Zoo, run by the cruel and crabby Mr Gregory.

One day, an unfortunate incident with some ointment at the zoo leaves Daniel with a few special tricks up his sleeve‌—‌tricks that he can use to save the animals, and teach Mr Gregory a lesson.

Curious, witty and sweet, this adventurous chapter book will charm and thrill the young and the young-at-heart!


Author Bio

Robbie Yates is an author based in the vibrant city of Melbourne, Australia. He enjoys the crunch of autumn leaves, and eating tasty snacks from his childhood.

In his free time, Robbie likes to read the stories of Roald Dahl, Paul Jennings and J.K. Rowling. Robbie also likes to go geocaching, play board games, and have water-balloon fights.


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