"Outrageous hijinks and nonstop hilarity--five stars!" --Lincoln Peirce, author of the Big Nate series
Dive into summer fun with this hilarious illustrated middle-grade series by Chris Grabenstein, New York Times bestselling author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library and coauthor with James Patterson of the I Funny and House of Robots series!
Life's a vacation when you live in the world's wackiest motel! P.T. and his best friend, Gloria, are getting ready for St. Pete Beach's first-ever Sandapalooza! The Wonderland'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 harder than it looks! And 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?
May 22, 2018
Lexile: 660L | Fountas/Pinnell: V
#1 New York Times
bestselling author Chris Grabenstein is the author of ESCAPE FROM MR. LEMONCELLO'S LIBRARY, MR. LEMONCELLO'S LIBRARY OLYMPICS, MR. LEMONCELLO'S GREAT LIBRARY RACE, and THE ISLAND OF DR. LIBRIS. He has coauthored numerous bestselling books with James Patterson. You can find Chris online at ChrisGrabenstein.com and on Twitter at @cgrabenstein.
Here's what people are saying about Welcome to Wonderland!
*Sunshine State Young Readers Award List * South Carolina Book Award Nominee * Grand Canyon Reader Award Nominee * Winner of Sid Fleischman Humor Award (for Book 1, Home, Sweet, Motel)
"Delivers humor, adventure . . . and plenty of fun in the Florida sun."—Booklist
"Classic Grabenstein. 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. . . 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
"The story makes you want to read MORE."—Kidsday, Newsday