Trouble at the Zoo (Bindi Wildlife Adventures Series)

Trouble at the Zoo (Bindi Wildlife Adventures Series)

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by Bindi Irwin, Chris Kunz
     
 

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A fast-paced adventure series featuring The Jungle Girl herself! The stories are inspired and co-created by Bindi Irwin, daughter of the iconic wildlife expert, Steve Irwin. The series features the characters of Bindi, her brother Robert, mother Terri, and the Australia Zoo.

Bindi's birthday party at the zoo is going to be HUGE. Karaoke, animal rides, dancing

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Overview

A fast-paced adventure series featuring The Jungle Girl herself! The stories are inspired and co-created by Bindi Irwin, daughter of the iconic wildlife expert, Steve Irwin. The series features the characters of Bindi, her brother Robert, mother Terri, and the Australia Zoo.

Bindi's birthday party at the zoo is going to be HUGE. Karaoke, animal rides, dancing competitions-it's all happening! But when a spoiled ten-year-old boy decides he wants to take home one of the zoo's precious water dragons, Bindi, her brother Robert, and a green-winged macaw come to the rescue. Can Bindi save the water dragon and her party?

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Young wildlife conservationist and media darling Bindi Irwin, daughter of the late "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin, is as exuberant on the pages of this peppy early reader as she is on-screen. This first book in a series from the Irwin family's Australia Zoo in Queensland is set at the zoo during Bindi's underwater-themed 11th-birthday celebration. Wearing a seahorse costume, Bindi "glow with happiness" as she announces to the adoring crowd that proceeds from the event will "go towards preventing whaling in Antarctica." A second environmental angle surfaces when a disgruntled boy attempts to steal one of the zoo's eastern water dragons in a story line that brings a ripple of tension to an otherwise bubbly story. With the help of a green-winged macaw, Bindi foils the theft without embarrassing the culprit, urging him and the audience to understand "how important it is to respect these wonderful creatures and the habitats they live in." Though gushy, the slim novel is briskly paced and delivers its message with Bindi-worthy verve. Facts about water dragons and macaws are included. Ages 7–10. (Feb.)
From the Publisher
""A call to action for fellow "Wildlife Warriors," this light and fluffy tale in the Bindi Wildlife Adventures series might appeal to those who enjoy Ben Baglio's Animal Ark and Dolphin Diaries books." -Booklist" - Booklist

"Young wildlife conservationist and media darling Bindi Irwin, daughter of the late "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin, is as exuberant on the pages of this peppy early reader as she is on-screen... briskly paced and delivers its message with Bindi-worthy verve." - Publishers Weekly

"I was excited to receive these two books for my children. I have one son who is an avid reader and read both of these books in one sitting. He LOVED them!

Another son started reading one of them and is enjoying it as well. I could tell by the way he started talking to his older brother about things in the book.

Now our 8 year old daughter is wanting to read them too.

Since receiving the books just a few days ago, both of the older boys (ages 12 and 10) have read them. The 12 year old is actually reading them again now.

So looks like these books were a hit in our house!

Hope they will be in yours as well. " - Laura Williams' Musings

"these books were a hit in our house!" - Laura Williams' Musings

"If you have a little animal-lover in your house, they will fall in love with Bindi's adventures." - Mammas Gone Over the Wall

"Short and simple enough to be read at a young age. Bindi has started a great series here and can not wait to read more!!!! " - Jumpin' Beans

"I think this series is going to be a huge hit with my Lil Man and he can't wait to start reading Rescue! The fact that he's learning things about real animals is great too. He's definitely an animal lover, so knowledge is great for him in that sense!" - Outnumbered 3 to 1

"As a mom, I always like to see a extra educational value added to the books and toys I choose for my children. The Animal Fact Files included at the end of each chapter book are a nice little bonus that will pique your child's interest in the animals they've just read about" - A Hen's Next

"This new series is great for your younger readers who love animals. It has cute storylines, loveable characters, and fascinating creatures. " - Homeschool Buzz

"a great, adventurous story" - Imagination-Cafe

"My 5 year old is enjoying having these books read to her as she loves animals. " - Mom on the Random

"This series is geared more towards girls, but all children, regardless of gender, who love animals and want to make a contribution in their salvation, will love the direction the series is going and will enjoy reading this book." - The Crypto-Capers Review

"breezy and upbeat. Suspense and tension build to satisfying conclusions as the characters take on each tale's dilemma and convey effective but not-too-preachy points about environmental issues. Written in clear and descriptive language, occasionally sprinkled with a few more challenging words, the accessible narratives express enthusiasm for the subject matter and an inviting sense of wonder about the natural world. " - The Crocophiles

"exciting and educational tale which promotes protection the planet and all of its furry, feathered, and finned creatures." - Kiwi Magazine

"Trouble at the Zoo, a fast-paced story for young wildlife enthusiasts, teaches an appreciation for wildlife and shows children what they can do to help conserve and protect the world's endangered animals." - Tiny Green Mom

" This book is sweet- is a great book for kids between the grades of one through four. " - Have Sippy Will Travel

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402255144
Publisher:
Sourcebooks
Publication date:
02/01/2011
Series:
Bindi Wildlife Adventures Series
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
415,670
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.25(d)
Lexile:
780L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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CHAPTER ONE

As the sun rose on another beautiful day on the Sunshine Coast, an enormous Burmese python slithered slowly into a bedroom. In the distance, the call of the ring-tailed lemurs signaled the start of a new day. Lying asleep in bed, the young girl didn't notice the snake's progress.
Hisssssssssssss. The snake took a leisurely route toward the bed, slowly winding up the bedpost until its head came to rest on the pillow. The snake's tongue flickered in and out, touching the girl's face.
The girl's face twitched a little, but her eyes remained closed. The snake let out another quiet hisssssssssssss.
The girl's hand reached out and slowly came to rest on the head of the snake.
"Hmmm. Feels...scaly?" Bindi Irwin opened her eyes and smiled.
The snake smiled back.
"Have you come to wish me a happy birthday, Basil?"
Bindi's mum, Terri, and her brother, Robert, entered the bedroom, still in their pj's, and started singing. "Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you..."
Bindi jumped out of bed, super-excited. "Yay!"
She rushed over to her mum and brother, and gave them both a big hug.
"Robert thought Basil would make a perfect birthday alarm clock," Terri said with a smile.
"Good thinking, little buddy," Bindi replied. "What's for breakfast, Mum?"
"I think you might already know the answer to that, Bindi," Terri replied.
"Woohoo, it's pancakes!" Robert and Bindi high-fived. Robert moved over to the bed to pick up Basil, who looked like he would be quite happy to snooze on Bindi's bed for the rest of the day.
"Come on, lazybones," Robert said as he lifted the snake onto his shoulders. "We've got pancakes to eat!"
He zoomed out of the room toward the kitchen.
Terri looked down at Bindi and gave her a kiss on the forehead. "Our little girl's growing up. Your dad would have loved to have been here today, sweetheart."
Bindi gave her mum's hand a squeeze. "I know, Mum," she said. "He'd have wanted it to be a fantastic day."
"And it will be," Terri replied, looking at her watch with a worried expression. "Oops. As long as we get a move on!"
Bindi and Terri headed off down the hallway. "You and Basil better have left some for us, Robert!" Bindi called out along the way.

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What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
""A call to action for fellow "Wildlife Warriors," this light and fluffy tale in the Bindi Wildlife Adventures series might appeal to those who enjoy Ben Baglio's Animal Ark and Dolphin Diaries books." -Booklist" - Booklist

"Young wildlife conservationist and media darling Bindi Irwin, daughter of the late "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin, is as exuberant on the pages of this peppy early reader as she is on-screen... briskly paced and delivers its message with Bindi-worthy verve." - Publishers Weekly

"I was excited to receive these two books for my children. I have one son who is an avid reader and read both of these books in one sitting. He LOVED them!

Another son started reading one of them and is enjoying it as well. I could tell by the way he started talking to his older brother about things in the book.

Now our 8 year old daughter is wanting to read them too.

Since receiving the books just a few days ago, both of the older boys (ages 12 and 10) have read them. The 12 year old is actually reading them again now.

So looks like these books were a hit in our house!

Hope they will be in yours as well. " - Laura Williams' Musings

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