Welcome to Wonderland #2: Beach Party Surf Monkey
Welcome to Wonderland #2: Beach Party Surf Monkey
Welcome to Wonderland #2: Beach Party Surf Monkey
Chris Grabenstein
“Outrageous hijinks and nonstop hilarity—five-stars!" —Lincoln Peirce, author of the Big Nate seriesFrom the bestselling author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library and coauthor with James Patterson of I Funny, House of Robots, and Treasure Hunters, comes the second hilarious, fun-in-the-sun adventure in his illustrated series about all the wacky things that happen when you live in a motel!   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 EditionHere's What People are saying about Welcome to Wonderland!“Outrageous hijinks and nonstop hilarity—five-stars! Kids who check into this madcap motel will want to stay forever!” —Lincoln Peirce, author of the Big Nate series"So funny I fell off my bed!"--Izzy B., age 10"Classic Grabenstein. The mystery should satisfy Grabenstein’s “Mr. Lemoncello” followers, and the humor and visuals will appeal to fans of his collaborations with James Patterson. This new series should be a hit."—School Library Journal“A  delight. P.T. is a hoot and a half. A funny, madcap dash."—Kirkus Reviews “Charm galore. Easy and breezy, this well-paced novel . . . belongs in the hands of any readers wanting their bad guys bad, their good guys great, and a little of Wonderland’s promised fun in the sun.”—The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books  

Book Details


  • Adventure
  • Fiction
  • Humor
  • Series

Age Level: 

  • 8 - 12
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P.T. Wilkie and his friend Gloria Ortega are back with more wacky adventures at the Wonderland.  Award-winning actress Cassie McGinty, Popstar Aidan Tyler, and YouTube sensation Kevin the Monkey are filming their new movie Beach Party Surf Monkey at the Wonderland!  This is an opportunity of a lifetime for the motel. If the Wonderland is featured in a movie, then no one can tear it down, not even P.T.’s obnoxious neighbors Mr.

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