Blog Tours/Street Teams

The Worlds Worst Zoo by Robbie Yates – Digital Reads Blog Tour

Hey Booknerds! I am taking part in the Digital Reads Blog Tour and I am here to share with you all a brand new children’s book called Daniel Daniels and the Worlds Worst Zoo by Robbie Yates!

Read on for the synopsis and an extract from the book!

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Synopsis:

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!

And you can also read an short excerpt of the book here!

I’d once seen Mr Gregory try to teach the monkeys some tricks. I suppose he had been hoping that it would attract more customers to the zoo.
He was gesticulating wildly as he shouted commands. He was trying to get them to catch balls and clap their hands. The monkeys, of course, were not cooperating.
One monkey seemed to have figured out what Mr Gregory wanted them to do, and the cheeky fellow was doing the opposite. When Mr Gregory told them to go left, he scuttled right. When Mr Gregory said, “Jump!” he sat squarely on the floor. When Mr Gregory said, “Catch the ball!” the monkey simply watched as the ball arced over his head and landed in front of him. It was hilarious.
Mr Gregory didn’t think so. His response was to hold an enormous, luscious banana in front of the cage. Slowly, he peeled back each section of its skin. Before long, every single monkey’s eyes were fixed on the banana. Mr Gregory took one bite, groaned in satisfaction, chewed, and swallowed. Then, he yanked the rest of the banana out of its peel, dropped it on the ground, and stomped on it, grinding it into the dirt.
The monkeys were heartbroken. They hadn’t been fed for days.
One day, someone had complained about the birds squawking too much. Mr Gregory responded by eating his lunch in front of the aviary for a whole week.
“That’s not too bad,” I hear you say. Except that Mr Gregory’s lunch that week was chicken drumsticks.
“This chicken is delicious,” he had murmured. “I do love poultry. So tender and tasty.”
The birds got very quiet after that.

You can find more about the author and his books here:

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.Author Bio: 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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Gmail: robbie.b.yates@gmail.com

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Unboxings

Fairyloot unboxing – Save the Kingdom May Box

Hey booknerds! So I have an unboxing for you today! This is the Fairyloot May Save the Kingdom box and once again I loved it! I loved the items and I’ve been looking forward to reading this book so I’m super happy it came in this box!

So lets get to the unboxing!

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Included in this months box was:

An exclusive booksleeve by Reverie and ink which has a quote from one of my favourite series ever, An Ember in the Ashes! I loved this sleeve so much!

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They also included Save the Kingdom tea! I’m addicted to tea so I was super happy seeing it in this box!

They also included a coaster designed by Evie Bookish with a quote from The Winners Curse. I’ve got an amazing collection of bookish coasters now and I love them all!

There was also some Throne of Glass themed page flags! The page flags had the Wyrd Marks on them designed by Fictiontea Designs

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For the first time ever they included lip scrubs! These were made by Geeky Clean and based on The Remnant Chronicles. There was 3 different lip scrubs you could get, based on the different kingdoms in the book, and I got Venda.

The last item was a bath bomb made by Little Heart Gifts and it smells amazing! It’s inspired by this months book and I also love the box it came in which was designed by Noverantale.

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The book this month is Onyx and Ivory by Mindee Arnett. This book is an exclusive edition for fairyloot and has black sprayed pages! They also included a signed bookplate, author letter, sticker and an exclusive character art print. I’m super excited to read this book!

The extras included this month was a Smoke in the Sun bookmark and a Legendary tarot card.

So there’s the unboxing! I think my favourite item this month is the booksleeve. It’s stunning and I’m so happy to have something inspired by An Ember in the Ashes!

Did you get this box? What did was your favourite item?