Welcome to Wonderland:

Sandapalooza Shake-Up

Book 3

The Smartest Kid in the Universe by Chris Grabenstein
Middle Grade (8-12)
Random House, 2018

ISBN: 9781524717599


Welcome to Wonderland

Sandapalooza Shake-Up

Book 3


Welcome to Wonderland—serving up fun, sun… and mystery!

P.T. and his best friend, Gloria, are getting ready for St. Pete Beach’s first-ever Sandapalooza! The Wonderland Motel’s biggest rival, the Conch Reef Resort, is doing everything it can to win the sand sculpture contest, but P.T. has bigger problems: The Wonderland has opened a new restaurant—the Banana Shack—and running a restaurant is NOT a piece of cake!

To make matters worse, a royal guest’s priceless tiara has gone missing, and the prime suspect is the Wonderland’s beloved housekeeper! Can P.T. and Gloria win the contest, keep the restaurant going, and clear Clara’s name?


“I love the Florida motel setting, with its kitschy decorations and goofy specials…. The mother and grandfather are especially great, and there is goofiness aplenty.”
—Karen Yingling, YA and Kids! BooksCentral

Sandapalooza Shake-Up is another fantastically fun and off-the-charts funny book in a superb series that I’ve come to really love and look forward to. A perfect summer read for kids!”
—Aeicha, Word Spelunking