Review: Zoo Crew #1

If you like weird and wacky with a healthy dose of gross, Zoo Crew is for you! 

Hang with Gus the hamster as he fills you in on all you need to know about Bazooglyville Primary School, or Zoo Primary for short. 

He’ll introduce you to the Zoo Crew — Eddie, Mabel and Princeton — and prepare you for the school athletics carnival.

It won’t be easy, though… 

Cheater extraordinaire and school bully Echo is up to her old cheating tricks again, Principal Phaart is being as gross as usual, and competing in athletics is hard! But if Eddie, Mabel and Princeton want to win the gelato prize, they’re going to have to suck it up and get moving.

Zoo Crew is a fun and funny junior fiction novel for fans of laughing, joking and being grossed out. With farts, pus and bum wiggles galore, this is a book for the kids who love a side of silly with their reading.

The illustrations are gloriously entertaining in this book. And there are loads of them. Every page is peppered with multiple pictures, making this a very visual read. They are engaging, detailed and filled with fart puffs. The text, too, is more than just text, delivered in a variety of fun ways across the pages.

This is a book kids will really ‘get’ and really WANT to read, not just because an adult had told them to. The jokes are for them, the grossness is for them, and the relatable characters are for them.

This is Guy Edmonds’ and Matt Zeremes’ first novel, but if you’ve ever heard of the hit television show HARDBALL!, then you’ll be familiar with their work. And as the first book in a cool new series, Zoo Crew is just the start.

Title: Zoo Crew #1
Author: Guy Edmonds and Matt Zeremes
Illustrator: Peter William Popple
Publisher: Scholastic Australia, $15.99
Publication Date: 1 September 2021
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781760976569
For ages: 6 – 9
Type: Junior Fiction

September 15, 2021 at 12:34AM Shaye Wardrop