Children’s story books are always fun to read no matter you are reading it for a kid or for yourself. Daniel Daniels and the World’s worst Zoo by Robbie Yates is a book recommended for kids around 8-12 years of age. You can even read it for kids below 8 if they listen to stories. I received an ARC (Advanced Review Copy) of this book as a part of Blog Tour conducted by Digital Reads Blog Tours.

Book details:

Author: Robbie Yates
Length: 86 pages
Published on: 21 June 2018
Format: Kindle


Daniel Daniels spends most of his time doing one of two things:
  • Avoiding the school bully, or
  • 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!

My Review

I loved reading a children’s story book after a long time. The title of the book is very catchy. It made me curious about the world’s worst zoo. I also loved the animated elephant on the cover. I am pretty sure kids will love reading the story of Daniel Daniels.

The concept of worst zoo and the miserable life of animals in that zoo will make us (as well as kids) thoughtful. Daniel’s love and compassion towards those animals is very heart warming. The cruel and money minded zoo owner Mr.Gregory is well fitted for the villain’s role. It is very interesting to see the friendship between Daniel and Shiba, the clever elephant in the zoo. Monkeys were also given equally important roles. The most funny characters in this story were Daniel’s parents. They touch the height of carelessness towards their son. They don’t even know what’s happening in his life. They need salutes.

Some points to ponder:

  • There is no mention about Daniel’s age in the book. I had to assume him to be in high school because he had ‘fractions’ in his syllabus.
  • Parents are portrayed as too careless to handle. A little concern for their son would have added some positivity to the story.
  • There is huge scope for illustrations in this book. In fact, I feel kids books are incomplete without illustrations.

My Ratings


This book will be a great gift for kids who love stories.

Purchase link : AMAZON

Author: Robbie Yates

I have no idea why the Author looks like this ?

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

Links to connect with the Author :

Website || Facebook || Twitter || Amazon ||


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