Poached – Book Review

Poached by Stuart Gibbs

poached book coverIt all started when Vance Jessup bullied Teddy Fitzroy into dropping an arm and foot (from a mannequin) into the shark tank at FunJungle.

When he was being chased by security guards, Teddy escaped by hiding in the koala exhibit with Kazoo the Koala.  He still had the backpack that Vance had given him with the arm and foot in it (now mostly empty).  Teddy accidentally fell asleep in the exhibit for half an hour.  When he woke up, the guards weren't searching for him any more.

Teddy's situation got worse.  Security video showed him entering the exhibit with a big, somewhat empty backpack slung over one shoulder, and exiting with the backpack on both shoulders - with the backpack looking like it could have something in it.  And, Kazoo the Koala was missing - replaced in a tree by a gift shop stuffed animal.

Teddy knows that Large Marge, the head security guard at FunJungle, won't bother looking for the real criminal because she is too busy trying to find evidence that Teddy took Kazoo.  So Teddy has to catch the real criminal himself.

What follows are exciting adventures as Teddy works to unearth the truth,including swimming in the shark tank, and talking to Summer McCraken, the daughter of J.J. McCraken, the owner of the zoo.

I loved this book.  I would recommend it to anyone who likes animals or very gripping books.

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  1. Julie Grasso on September 18, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    This sounds hilarious and fantastic, I will have to pin it. Thanks for another great recommendation on the Kid Lit blog Hop

  2. Reshama on September 20, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    This is such a coincidence! I was looking for a mystery genre book for DD’s book project and stumbled across this. After reading your review, I am convinced I need to give it a read 🙂 Thanks for sharing on KidLIt BlogHop this week!
    -Reshama @ Stackingbooks

  3. Renee @ Mother Daughter Book Reviews on September 22, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    Great review – this book sounds like so much fun! It’s always nice to hear what children actually think about children’s books. 😉 Thanks for joining us in the Kid Lit Blog Hop. Long time no see – glad you joined us Patty!

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