Today I kick off the first book tour of my company DIGITAL READS BLOG TOURS. It is so wonderful to start this tour with the most gracious author and a genuinely warm human being. He is kind, he is magnanimous, he is so very understanding. He is all heart. I present to you Author Robbie Yates and his book Daniel Daniels and the World’s Worst Zoo!!
This is one of the cutest children’s books I have read in the last few years. Robbie Yates has done a fabulous job in weaving an underlying theme of goodness in this book. A moral core when explained in simple terms is always well understood and applied. And who better than our children!!
Daniel Daniels, the protagonist is characterized well as a child who is bullied in school, who has learnt the tricks to escape such bullies (most of the times) and sometimes tolerate them but still has this intense love for animals. The worst zoo has the most patient animals ill treated by the owner. Life continues as routine, till clumsy hands cause an accident, and Daniel gets strange powers. What he does next and how he saves the animals is all to be read in the book.
Robbie Yates is both a writer and a poet, and he has incorporated these cute poems sung by the animals. The world Robbie has visualized in his mind comes through colorfully in his words. The protagonist, the animals, and the zoo owner are all distinctive and they uplift the book in wonderful ways. I especially liked the characterization of the ill treating zoo owner
What entranced me in the book is Shiba the elephant, wisest of all. I loved her (I must confess I love elephants). What I didn’t like was Daniel Daniels’ first transformation; that could have been better.
On the whole, a great book for the kids. Recommended for ages 8 to 12. A simplified version and lots of art work, this would make a great picture book for younger kids. This book would also make a great audiobook with different voices and songs which would entertain the kids.
My rating : 4 stars
About the Author
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.
Author Contact Details
Website for this book: http://robbieyates.com/daniel-daniels-and-the-worlds-worst-zoo/
Amazon Author page
Daniel Daniels spends most of his time doing one of two things:
1. Avoiding the school bully, or
2. 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!
Publication date : 21st June 2018
Language : English
DIGITAL READS BLOG TOURS
Very good and all the best Shalini
You are welcome Shalini
great review and all the best for the first tour
Thank you so much Ayushi ❤️💜😘😘
Oh my goodness, Shalini. You are such a gem.
Robbie, you are a delight, and your enthusiasm is so contagious. One can’t help but dance with you 💃💃
Congratulations ❤ on your first blog tour , Shalini 💜
Thank you Priyasha that’s so sweet of you
Love that title!💕
The book is cute too…
Oh I imagine it is!😍
So cute! I can’t wait to get my review up for this one!! 💖💖
Amazing and good luck!!
Thank you so much ❤️💜
Hi Shalini! A great book review, as always.
What is the Digital Reads Blog Tour? Your company? How does it all work?
I am curious. Sorry, maybe I missed the announcement.
Hahaha thank you. Yes I organize blog tours for authors. Would you like to participate in blog tours which I organize?
Yes Shalini, I would love to participate in blog tours. I haven’t done any till date so you will have to tell me the nitty gritty of it all.
I could not find a contact page on your blog. Could you mail me via this blog or fill the contact page on
Then I can send you a mail back
I filled up the contact page on the link. Looking forward to your email 🙂
I sent you mail. Kindly check the spam folder too. I am found there sometimes
Thanks so much, Shalini!
Thank you so much for your support Sona ❤️💜
So sweet! Lovely review. I’m looking forward to reading it.
You haven’t scheduled it already???
Lol. Very soon. Never fear! 😊😄
Great review, Shalini! Also look here, my dear! 🙂 We are getting much more public with a new, own wp-installation. There is something more to do, but you are the first reviewer posted. 😉 http://www.eslarn-net.de. [http://artist.bplaced.net/2018/07/03/shalinis-reviews-daniel-daniels-and-the-worlds-worst-zoo/]
Sorry, there will be no like or other interaction button next time, because the EU-GDPR thinks interacting worldwide is illegal, and should be prosecuted. However, i think i will find another solution. Best wishes, MIchael.
Got it. Just saw it. Thank you for this honor.
Congratulations to you and Robbie!
Thank you 😘😘💜❤️
Your welcome boss
Such a fun tour to be part of! Congrats on your first. And I know the future ones will be fantastic too 💙💙
You are so sweet and so supportive. Thank you so much Jessica 💙💜.
I hope so too.
I have a new one on October 22nd, author giving first 2 books of the series and Audiobooks, sci-fi… Interested? Details on confirmation
You’re so welcome! I’m so happy to be able to help and support what you’re doing!
Count me in! October is wide open! 😁
I am more excited about the Audiobooks. Talks are on. Tentatively author has asked for 15 bloggers October 22nd to 26th
Yeah, audiobooks are awesome. I’m wide open from the 22nd-26th, so schedule me when you need me. 😁
Cool done you are it!! One of the it’s!!! Haha I am blocked for words 😉😂😂
😂😂😂😂 Awesome! 😁