I received a copy of “Welcome to Wonderland #2 Beach Party Surf Monkey” ($13.99 value) in exchange for this promotion. Any opinions expressed here are honest and my own.
About the book:
“There’s always something wacky happening when you live in a motel, and P.T. (named after P. T. Barnum, of course) has grown up at the world’s wackiest!” When word gets out that the hottest teen idols in Hollywood (plus current YouTube sensation Kevin the Monkey!) will be filming their next movie—Beach Party Surf Monkey—right in St. Pete’s Beach, Florida, P.T. and his friend Gloria know that the Wonderland would be the perfect location. Now they just have to convince the producers!
But when things start to go wrong (crazed fans? missing stars?), it will take all of Gloria’s business genius and P.T.’s wild stories to save the movie before both it and the Wonderland are all washed up!”
My take on the book:
Grabenstein does another great job keeping middle schoolers (ages 8-12) engaged in his new wacky book, Welcome to Wonderland #2 Beach Party Surf Monkey. In this book and along with his other (Welcome to Wonderland Home Sweet Motel), Grabenstein seems to keep the book rolling with unexpected twists and turns that actually had me not wanting to put the book down. At the end of the book there is also more “Outrageously Ridiculous and Occasionally Useful Stuff” like “P.T. and Gloria’s Unofficial Movie Credit Survival Guide” and “P.T. and Gloria’s Fact or Fiction Quiz – Movie Edition” to add more crazy fun and Wonderland “Knowledge”! This book is just clean fun and age appropriate for middle school readers and the pictures every few pages give a great highlight of what is being read. Great summer book for those young readers looking to read this summer. Copies available today!
Welcome to Wonderland #2 Beach Party Surf Monkey can be purchased at Amazon, Barnes & Noble or anywhere children’s books are sold!
More About the Author
Chris Grabenstein is the author of the New York Times bestselling The Island of Dr. Libris, Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics, and Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, which was nominated for over 30 state awards lists! Follow him on Twitter at @CGrabenstein, and visit him online at chrisgrabenstein.com.