Beach Party Surf Monkey

Welcome to Wonderland, #2

Written by Chris Grabenstein

When a major film, Beach Party Surf Monkey, decides to film at his grandpa’s hotel, P.T. Wilkie is thrilled that his favorite place to hang out is going to get noticed. Things aren’t as peachy, however, as they seem. Sure, actress Cassie McGinty is the best friend anyone would want, but her co-star, Aidan Taylor, is a diva. To top it all off, a rival hotel’s daughter keeps trying to stop the movie from being filmed. When Kevin the monkey disappears, can P.T. Wilkie figure out where the monkey has gone to before it’s too late?

Characters are well-fleshed out. The plot is engaging and draws the reader in with its humor. Illustrations are fun to look at, detailed, and complement the text well. Fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Dork Diaries, and other humorous realistic fiction will want to pick this book. It is recommended, however, that readers read the first book first. (Grades 3 to 7)

Review by Jessica Moody, Olympus Jr High Media Center
Rating: ★★★★½ (4.5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 3-7

Welcome to Wonderland, #2
Beach Party Surf Monkey
Written by Chris Grabenstein
Random House
300 pages
Release Date: May 23, 2017
An advance reader’s copy was provided by the publisher.

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