Monday, January 05, 2015

Book Review: My Life Is A Zoo series

Looking for a fun way to spend your winter break? Read the charming new MY LIFE IS A ZOO series by Jess Keating. From the fear of public speaking to concerns about forming friendships, the authentic storylines bring humor to the real-world issues of growing up.

The series begins with HOW TO OUTRUN A CROCODILE WHEN YOUR SHOES ARE UNTIED. Readers are introduced to Ana, her family, and friends. The combination of entertaining school stories with humorous zoo adventures is perfect for the target audience.

HOW TO OUTSWIM A SHARK WITHOUT A SNORKEL (available January 6, 2015) explores issues of friendship during a summer working at the family’s zoo.

Each chapter begins with animal wisdom and notes that draw readers into the story. Ana’s love of list-making adds to the fun. Witty words of pre-teen wisdom like “if something doesn’t fit, that’s the clothes’ fault. Not yours.” will have young readers anticipating the next book in this fun series.

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NetGalley ARC used for review