Rating: High Five!
Who I'd Recommend to: Fans of Rick Riordan, Chasing Vermeer, and other action-packed mysteries.
Synopsis (from Amazon):
When someone takes aim at Rhonda Rhino, FunJungle’s pregnant (and endangered) Asian greater one-horned rhinoceros, the zoo steps up security measures in order to protect this rare animal and her baby.
But the extra security isn’t enough—someone is still getting too close for comfort. Teddy and company start to suspect that whoever is after Rhonda is really after her horn, which is worth a lot of money on the black market.
For the first time ever, the head of the zoo enlists Teddy for help—for once, he doesn’t have to sneak around in order to investigate—and the results are even more wacky, and even more dangerous, than ever before.
I loved every one of the characters in this book. They were all developed, and at times so ridiculously silly that I honestly couldn't take them seriously (Marge.) But that's what I love about this book - it's like a weird mix of some wacky Roald Dahl characters, Percy Jackson, and mystery. The writing was enjoyable, suspenseful, and (of course) hilarious. There was an amazing twist at the end, and the story kept the reader on their toes the whole times. Overall, probably one of my favorite mysteries I've ever read.