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Rating: ★★★★☆

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!


Anyway, after months of reading heart-wrenching YA books that left me in a puddle of tears and agony, IT IS SO REFRESHING TO READ A BOOK LIKE THIS. Daniel Daniels and the World’s Worst Zoo by Robbie Yates is a book for children (8-12 yo or below) but who says a seventeen-year-old bookdragon can’t read it too? I’m tired of people saying that readers should stick to books within their age bracket. No one can stop me if I read some of my old favorites like the Magic Treehouse or the Boxcar Children books.

Remember this, bookdragons: IT’S NEVER ABOUT THE AGE. You can’t let your age restrain your reading preferences. As long as you’re comfortable with what you’re reading, it’s okay.

Now that I’ve finished my ranting, I can now list down the things I loved about Daniel Daniels and the World’s Worst Zoo:

• Daniel Daniels is adorable 

Daniel is the protagonist in the story and I absolutely adore him. Even though he’s constantly bullied by his classmates and ignored by his parents, he still manages to have a pure animal-loving heart. A VERY PRECIOUS SMOL BEAN.

• The writing style is really good

I think Robbie Yates’s writing is easy to read. It’s not complex but it’s clever. Also, there are poems in the book that made me smile.

• It raises awareness

This book is really good for children (and for anyone too) because it teaches them to take care of animals. It shows that animals have feelings too and they shouldn’t be abused.

• It teaches a lot of lessons

Aside from loving animals, this book also teaches the readers not to bully other people. It also shows a lesson to parents that they should pay more attention to their children.

All in all, Daniel Daniels and the World’s Worst Zoo is a book worth reading. No matter how old you are, it is a book you can appreciate. If you need a break from emotionally painful books, this one is perfect for you. 



Hipster breakfast egg characters with mustache, beard, black bowler hat and glasses. Creative design holiday poster eggs cups. drawn gentleman faces vintage style. gray background.

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 & Links

Website: http://www.robbieyates.com/

Website for this book: http://robbieyates.com/daniel-daniels-and-the-worlds-worst-zoo/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Robbie-Yates-410844732660426/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/robbie_b_yates

Gmail: robbie.b.yates@gmail.com


  1. Oh my gosh, Rain, I LOVE THIS REVIEW SO MUCH. I’m glad you enjoyed it – I honestly think that children’s books can be enjoyed by everyone, so I’m glad to see you feel the same.

    Thank you so much for your kind words, your time, your willingness to write it all up, and for just generally being an awesome bookdragon.

    Liked by 2 people

      1. To show my ‘ppreciation
        I’ve written you a rhyme.
        It isn’t very long and so
        It didn’t take much time.
        I wanted just to tell you,
        That unlike rain from storms,
        You, my dear bookdragon
        Are Rain that makes me warm 🙂

        Liked by 2 people

  2. Rain, you are the sweetest person. Thank you so much for this precious review and for helping me out when I was in a fix. ❤️💜. Thank you so much. My heartfelt gratitude

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