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Kehret, Peg.
TERROR AT THE ZOO
New York : Puffin, 2001
IL 5-8, RL 6.1
ISBN 0142300284

(2 booktalks)
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Booktalk #1

This book is about the two kids and what happens when their grandparents give them a certificite to stay at the zoo for one night. But they couldn't wait for their parents to get back to their house so they went alone. Well it turns out that there was a person that had escaped from prison and decided to stay at the zoo the same night. While they were at the zoo they found out that he was there and they thought that the person there was a cleaner for the zoo. But her brother had to be nosy and go and follow the guy around the zoo. Does the escapee get away with the stuff or does he get cought? Find out for yourself once you read the book.  (Dillon John Brooks)

Booktalk #2

Ellen was just given the best birthday present ever.  Well, she has to share it with her little brother but that is fine.  Together with their grandparents, they are going to camp out at the zoo for the night!  They both love the zoo and have spent lots of time there.  But never at night.  They will be staying with their grandparents anyway since their parents will be away.  This is going to be just about perfect.  But then there is a change of plans.  Grandmother has broken her leg and canít go camping.  But it will fine since their parents have changed their plans and now will be home to share the camping trip.  When the time arrives, their parents arenít home.  The plane has been delayed.  The grandparents have gone to the hospital to have grandmaís leg reset.  Fearing they will have to miss the camping trip, Ellen and Corey decide to take a taxi to the zoo and wait for their parents there.  They leave a note so their parents will know to meet them at the zoo.  When they get to the zoo, their parents arenít there and the coordinator is anxious to leave since her daughter is having a baby.  Corey lies and says his parents have just pulled up.  Now everyone is gone and Ellen and Corey are alone in the zoo. 

SUBJECTS:     Zoos -- Fiction.
                        Animals -- Fiction.
                        Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
                        Mystery and detective stories.
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