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KidLit Review | Daniel Daniels and the World’s Worst Zoo – Robbie Yates [Digital Reads Tour]

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The Ginger Mom is excited to be participating in the Daniel Daniels and the World’s Worst Zoo blog tour, hosted by Digital Reads Blog Tours.

Daniel Daniels and the World’s Worst Zoo
by Robbie Yates
Release Date: June 21, 2018
Genre: Middle Grade
Pages: 86
Source: Author in Exchange for Honest Review
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Reviewed by Megan

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! 


Mister Chu and I had so much fun reading this one together. At first, I felt so bad for Daniel. I mean, his parents hardly hear a word he says. They love him . . . they’re just airheads. Stuck in their own worlds. And then there’s the class bully, Chris McSteel. He seems to have nothing better to do with his time than make fun of Daniel. Even the mean zookeeper seems to have it in for Daniel.

One messy monkey medicine twist later and Daniel’s life starts looking up. From there on, Mister Chu and I were laughing at all the things that happened. Of course, this book took a bit longer to read than it should have because every time we got to a part about Shiba (the elephant), Mister Chu went off on a tangent about elephants. It made for a few interesting discussions 🙂

This book is great to read together, whether your child is old enough to read it on their own, or you read it to them. Mister Chu, being only four, didn’t understand parts of the book but he still enjoyed it quite a bit. For a kid that loves animals, this book was a hit in our household! Who knew monkey medicine could make life so interesting?

20180508_223201.pngMister Chu and I received a complementary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The gifting of the book in no way influenced the review and all opinions expressed within are entirely our own.

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Where is Robbie Yates? 
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Robbie Yates is an author based in the vibrant city of Melbourne, Australia. He enjoys drawing, 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.

What would you do if you suddenly had a few little “tricks” up your sleeves? A way to avoid a bully who won’t leave you alone or help out a friend in need? Let us know in the comments below! And, as always, thanks so much for reading ❤




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