Zoobreak by Gordon Korman
Zoobreak is a delightful madcap romp. The group of friends from the first book, Swindle, are back again in another hilarious adventure.
In this one, Savannah’s capuchin monkey, Cleopatra, is missing and both she and her dog, Luthor, are devastated. Then on a school field trip to a floating zoo, Savannah finds Cleo trapped in a cage. Like the rest of the zoos inhabitants, Cleo’s surroundings are miserable. Savannah and her parents go through the usual legal channels, but are unable to get Cleopatra back.
Savannah is so distraught that Griffin is forced to come up with a plan to rescue Cleopatra. Each of the friends’ special talents is utilized. There are a few glitches along the way, but they make it to the zoo and manage to rescue Cleopatra. However, this is where things go awry. Savannah insists that they can’t leave the rest of the creatures in such pathetic conditions, and they end up liberating the entire zoo.
It goes from bad to worse. What do you do with 40 zoo animals? How do you hide them?
Griffin has to come up with another plan fast before the police, or even worse, the evil zoo owner, find out who they are.
It’s a wacky and delightful. I like that it is part of a series, but you don’t have to have read the first book first. It is satisfying all by itself.
This is a book for people of all ages who are looking for a fun filled plot to keep them entertained and laughing.