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Trouble at the zoo / Bindi Irwin ; written by Chris Kunz.

By: Kunz, Chris [author.].
Contributor(s): Irwin, Bindi, 1998-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Irwin, Bindi, Bindi wildlife adventures: 01.; Irwin, Bindi, Bindi wildlife adventures: 1.; Bindi wildlife adventures: 1.; Bindi wildlife adventures: Publisher: North Sydney, N.S.W. : Random House Australia, 2010Description: 76 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781864719963 (pbk.).Subject(s): Irwin, Bindi, 1998- -- Juvenile fiction | Australia Zoo -- Juvenile fiction | Birthday parties -- Juvenile fiction | Zoo animals -- Juvenile fiction | Water dragons (Reptiles) -- Juvenile fictionDDC classification: Children's Fiction Summary: Bindi's Birthday party at Australia Zoo is going to be HUGE. Karaoke, animal rides, dancing competitions, it's all happening! But when a spoilt ten-year-old boy decides he wants to take home one of the zoo's precious water dragons, chaos ensues.
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" Come and join Bindi Irwin on her next wildlife adventure! Bindi's birthday party at Australia Zoo is going to be HUGE. Karaoke, animal rides, dancing competitions, it's all happening! But when a spoilt ten-year-old boy decides he wants to take home one of the zoo's precious water dragons, chaos ensues."

Bindi's Birthday party at Australia Zoo is going to be HUGE. Karaoke, animal rides, dancing competitions, it's all happening! But when a spoilt ten-year-old boy decides he wants to take home one of the zoo's precious water dragons, chaos ensues.

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Excerpt provided by Syndetics

CHAPTER ONE

As the sun rose on another beautiful day on the Sunshine Coast, an enormous Burmese python slithered slowly into a bedroom. In the distance, the call of the ring-tailed lemurs signaled the start of a new day. Lying asleep in bed, the young girl didn't notice the snake's progress.
Hisssssssssssss. The snake took a leisurely route toward the bed, slowly winding up the bedpost until its head came to rest on the pillow. The snake's tongue flickered in and out, touching the girl's face.
The girl's face twitched a little, but her eyes remained closed. The snake let out another quiet hisssssssssssss.
The girl's hand reached out and slowly came to rest on the head of the snake.
"Hmmm. Feels...scaly?" Bindi Irwin opened her eyes and smiled.
The snake smiled back.
"Have you come to wish me a happy birthday, Basil?"
Bindi's mum, Terri, and her brother, Robert, entered the bedroom, still in their pj's, and started singing. "Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you..."
Bindi jumped out of bed, super-excited. "Yay!"
She rushed over to her mum and brother, and gave them both a big hug.
"Robert thought Basil would make a perfect birthday alarm clock," Terri said with a smile.
"Good thinking, little buddy," Bindi replied. "What's for breakfast, Mum?"
"I think you might already know the answer to that, Bindi," Terri replied.
"Woohoo, it's pancakes!" Robert and Bindi high-fived. Robert moved over to the bed to pick up Basil, who looked like he would be quite happy to snooze on Bindi's bed for the rest of the day.
"Come on, lazybones," Robert said as he lifted the snake onto his shoulders. "We've got pancakes to eat!"
He zoomed out of the room toward the kitchen.
Terri looked down at Bindi and gave her a kiss on the forehead. "Our little girl's growing up. Your dad would have loved to have been here today, sweetheart."
Bindi gave her mum's hand a squeeze. "I know, Mum," she said. "He'd have wanted it to be a fantastic day."
"And it will be," Terri replied, looking at her watch with a worried expression. "Oops. As long as we get a move on!"
Bindi and Terri headed off down the hallway. "You and Basil better have left some for us, Robert!" Bindi called out along the way.

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Reviews provided by Syndetics

Publishers Weekly Review

Young wildlife conservationist and media darling Bindi Irwin, daughter of the late "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin, is as exuberant on the pages of this peppy early reader as she is on-screen. This first book in a series from the Irwin family's Australia Zoo in Queensland is set at the zoo during Bindi's underwater-themed 11th-birthday celebration. Wearing a seahorse costume, Bindi "glow[s] with happiness" as she announces to the adoring crowd that proceeds from the event will "go towards preventing whaling in Antarctica." A second environmental angle surfaces when a disgruntled boy attempts to steal one of the zoo's eastern water dragons in a story line that brings a ripple of tension to an otherwise bubbly story. With the help of a green-winged macaw, Bindi foils the theft without embarrassing the culprit, urging him and the audience to understand "how important it is to respect these wonderful creatures and the habitats they live in." Though gushy, the slim novel is briskly paced and delivers its message with Bindi-worthy verve. Facts about water dragons and macaws are included. Ages 7-10. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Booklist Review

The first in a series of six books, this early chapter book chronicles the fictional adventures of Bindi Irwin, daughter of the late Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin. Incorporating the message of conservation with subtle allusions to her father throughout, the story begins on the day of Bindi's eleventh birthday party at the Australia Zoo, where the Irwin family resides, but the festivities take a turn for the worse when Bindi's brother spies a young boy thieving an exotic animal from the zoo. Animal Fact Files included at the end of the book offer information about many of the species that make appearances in the story, and websites are provided for those interested in finding out more about biological conservation issues, such as whaling in Antarctica. A call to action for fellow Wildlife Warriors, this light and fluffy tale in the Bindi Wildlife Adventures series might appeal to those who enjoy Ben Baglio's Animal Ark and Dolphin Diaries books.--Anderson, Erin Copyright 2010 Booklist