Blog Tour-Daniel Daniels and the World’s Worst Zoo by Robbie Yates

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4.5 out of 5 Stars

Thank you to Digital Reads Blog Tours and Books, Reviews et al by Shalini for having me on the tour!


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!

My Thoughts

What a lovely book full of magic and a child’s wonder. The first thing that I love about Daniel was his propensity to exaggerate everything. I could really relate to his judgement of time and math problems, even being an adult I still feel this way at times!

“It was lucky that the bell was about to go. Mrs Reynolds was rambling on about fractions again, and the numbers were sloshing about in my mind like soup. “Three quarters of eight sevenths is eleven billionths,” she was saying. Okay. That might not have been exactly what she was saying, but it was something just as baffling.”

“I looked down at my watch. 3: 01pm. Why hadn’t the bell gone yet? My fractions skills might have been bad, but my time skills were abysmal. I knew this, because every day at school lasted for about 100 hours, and even I knew there weren’t 100 hours in a day.”

It did make me wonder what else was an exaggeration in Daniel’s life. Were his parents that oblivious to his presence?

“Hey Moooom,” I said over dinner the next evening, flashing her my sweetest smile. “Yes darling,” she said, tapping at her phone screen. She was probably looking up hairstyles, or watering her virtual plants.”

Was his Bully as mean and he was made out to be?

I love that this story was about an ordinary little boy with a bully (and some parents who have forgotten how to listen to Daniel, or each other), realising that there is magic out there, and that he is special.

It’s full of heart, and beautiful rhymes,

“One day we’ll be the songbirds Who nest in nooks and eaves We’ll taste the blossoms’ nectar And perch among the leaves. Our joyful, blissful voices Will echo near and far. We promise to sing sweetly And not poop on your car!”

It’s a story you will love to enjoy yourself, for those” young at heart”, or with your children. You’ll love the adventure as Daniel tries to save the animals of the World’s Worst Zoo.

Author Bio

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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.


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Daniel Daniel’s and the World’s Worst Zoo is Best Served with a Frisky Zebra Red Wine

This wine is from South Africa and just had the most perfect name!! Okay, so there aren’t any Zebra’s in the World’s Worst Zoo, but Daniel WISHES there was!! I also though red wine was perfect as Daniel’s mother seemed to enjoy a glass of wine and I’m just that all of you at home reading this to your child or children won’t mind a little Mommy or Daddy juice to accompany it!!



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39 thoughts on “Blog Tour-Daniel Daniels and the World’s Worst Zoo by Robbie Yates

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  1. Aaagh Nicole I know I’m supposed to be all, super-cool-author-guy, but I am SQUEEING at your post. SQUEEING, do you hear me!?

    I’m so glad you liked the book. Daniel Daniels would be so excited to hear that you liked his propensity to exaggerate that he’d do at least a million star-jumps. Maybe more, even.

    Also, I am literally gobsmacked that you found a beverage that matched the book 😂 Keep a bit aside for Daniel’s Mom, she’d love a glass!

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    1. Exactly!! As soon as I saw the line “She was holding paperwork in one hand and reaching for a glass of wine with the other.” I knew EXACTLY what I wanted to drink!!
      I’m so happy that you and Daniel approve of my review! I enjoyed the book so much! (I always enjoy your writing!) and if there’s a little bit of a kid left in anyone else, they’ll enjoy it too! 💖💖🍷

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  2. Hey Nicole, thank you so much for this lovely review and for having my back 😘💜❤️ hey babes love you to the Moon and back… OK I may leave you on the moon hehehe 😂😂😘😘

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    1. Well, if you’re going to leave me on the moon, can’t you love me to somewhere closer and give me a return trip?? Like, to Japan and back?? Or the U.K and back? I’d be okay with a vacation in either of those places! 😉😂💖💖

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    1. Robbie – (gosh that feels weird to say!) – I’d be happy to send Michael a free copy if he’d like to read it! Just send me an email. Nicole listed my email in her review. (I’d put it here again but I never know what sets off the wordpress spam filters!)

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      1. Oh thanks so much for your support, Robbie! If he likes it, I’d be happy to send you guys a free ARC copy of my next book. You won’t have to write a review (unless you want to, of course!) Let me know!

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      1. What??? Me?? Nada never!!
        Nicole my darlin all good things… Really… Well kinda sorta… You know how Nina is.. She just provokes and says the wildest stuff!!!

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      2. Hahaha it is yours we are safe… I am pretty sure Nina is getting a stamp made which would say X-rated or PG 18 and next we know, our comments are getting stamped and your bear review🐻😉😂😂


  3. Well I like to think I am still ” young at heart” (at least that’s what I keep telling myself lol😂😂). so I had to smile at this quite frankly wonderful review. Sounds like a great and really uplifting book 😀

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