17 August 2010

Trouble at the Zoo

bindi Wildlife Adventures

by Bindi Irwin

Random House. Children’s Fiction, Australian. Paperback rrp $9.95

Bindi Irwin is a remarkable eleven-year-old who has seen a lot more than most of us ever will. She has had the unique opportunity to grow up amongst the greatest creatures of Australia and the world.

In the first of this eight book series, Bindi is holding her birthday party at the family’s zoo. Everyone at the zoo is invited. It all seems to be going to plan for the fun underwater-themed party but there is one guest who isn’t happy about being there.

Zac is also celebrating his birthday today but because of his younger sister, he has to spend his tenth birthday at Australia Zoo when he could have been spending it with his mates. What could be more boring! The only good part is that Zac likes lizards.

He thinks that one of the Australia Zoo’s lizards may just be the perfect present for himself.

Bindi’s brother, Robert is always watching. Luckily, Bindi rescues what could have been an unfortunate experience for Zac, and finally gets him to smile.

Trouble at the Zoo is a light read for children, sending a positive message about the environment and animal welfare. I would recommend this book for all primary school libraries throughout Australia.


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