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Reviewed by Amy Louise Hill for Readers' Favorite
Trouble at the Monster Zoo by Kristina Rowlands is an amusing and adventurous picture book for young children. Follow Felix the fossil monster and his best friend Gasper as they embark on an adventure to find Monster Meadow, a magical place that is said not to exist anymore. The two of them plan their escape from the Monster Zoo, and with the help of their friend Freya and their monster abilities, the two of them make it out unnoticed - for now at least. Along the way, they make some new friends and find themselves in tricky situations that they must wriggle out of. Will it all be worth it in the end and will Felix and Gasper find the special place that is Monster Meadow? Find out in this thrilling book.
Trouble at the Monster Zoo was enjoyable to read. From the very first page, you are sucked into the monster world and the magical story. You are immediately introduced to the main characters and learn about each of their special abilities. I was impressed by the author's imagination and my favorite was the fossil monster! Not only is this an entertaining book, but it is also educational as it teaches the importance of how having good friends can make you feel invincible. No dream is too big when you are surrounded by positive people who thrive on lifting you up and making your dreams come true. I loved reading this book and I know children will too! Keep up the good work, Kristina Rowlands. I wonder if the monsters have more adventures to go on in the future? I sure hope so!