This week's book is:
The Secret Zoo by Bryan Chick
I keep seeing this book at the book store, and I think it just looks cute and fun. The idea of a zoo within a zoo is unique. And really, who hasn't thought about being able to do more with the animals at the zoo? Plus finding secret passages - even more fun! I think it might be a hidden gem in tween books.
Be sure to look closely at the cover. There are a lot of almost hidden things in it. Love it!
When three friends link a girl's disappearance to unusual activity at their local zoo, they discover that each exhibit holds a hidden passage to a secret zoo kingdom. To rescue their friend, the children must band with the animals, enter this mysterious world, and embark on an exciting adventure in the first book of an epic series for middle-grade readers.
If you want to learn a bit about the author and the book, here is a video of Bryan Chick answering questions about himself and the book.