Welcome to Wonderland:

Beach Party Surf Monkey

Book 2

The Smartest Kid in the Universe by Chris Grabenstein
Middle Grade (8-12)
Random House, 2017

ISBN: 9780553536133


Welcome to Wonderland

Beach Party Surf Monkey

Book 2


There’s always something wacky happening when you live in a motel, and P.T. (named after P. T. Barnum, of course) has grown up at the world’s wackiest! When word gets out that the hottest teen idols in Hollywood (plus current YouTube sensation Kevin the Monkey!) will be filming their next movie—Beach Party Surf Monkey—right in St. Pete’s Beach, Florida, P.T. and his friend Gloria know that the Wonderland would be the perfect location. Now they just have to convince the producers!

But when things start to go wrong (crazed fans? missing stars?), it will take all of Gloria’s business genius and P.T.’s wild stories to save the movie before both it and the Wonderland are all washed up!

BONUS: Includes fun extras like P.T. and Gloria’s Famous Fact-or-Fiction Quiz: Movie Edition


“It’s compulsively readable, pulling readers in with smart characters, well-positioned dynamics, and a relentless pace. Plus, there’s a monkey. A worthy sequel that improves upon the original and keeps the good times rolling.”
—Kirkus Reviews

“A fast-paced, highly readable story that delivers humor, adventure, a bit of mystery, and plenty of fun in the Florida sun. Grabenstein has emerged as a middle-grade powerhouse.”

“A quick, funny read, perfect for summer vacation.”
—School Library Journal

“This is a perfect beach read for any kid from third grade through sixth grade. They’ll love it.”
—Huffington Post


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