Home sweet motel

by Grabenstein, Chris,

Format: Book on CD 2016
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
Available (4)
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Green Tree Public Library Children's Audiobooks J CD BK GRA
Location  Green Tree Public Library
Collection  Children's Audiobooks
Call Number  J CD BK GRA
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Audio Books j CD GRABENSTEIN
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Audio Books
Northland Public Library Children's Audio Books J FIC GRABENSTEIN (COMPACT DISC)
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Audio Books
Western Allegheny Community Library Middle Grade Audio Visual MG CDBOOK GRABENSTEIN
Location  Western Allegheny Community Library
Collection  Middle Grade Audio Visual
"Outrageous hijinks and nonstop hilarity--five-stars!" --Lincoln Peirce, author of the Big Nate series

From the bestselling author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library and co-author with James Patterson of I Funny, House of Robots, and Treasure Hunters, comes a hilarious illustrated series about all the wacky things that happen when you live in a motel!

Eleven-year-old P. T. Wilkie may be the greatest storyteller alive. But he knows one thing for a fact: the Wonderland Motel is the best place a kid could ever live! All-you-can-eat poolside ice cream! A snack machine in the living room! A frog slide! A giant rampaging alligator! (Okay, that last one may or may not be made up.) There's only one thing the Wonderland doesn't have, though--customers. And if the Wonderland doesn't get them soon, P.T. and his friend Gloria may have to say goodbye to their beloved motel forever.

They need to think BIG. They need to think BOLD. They need an OUTRAGEOUS plan. Luckily for them, Gloria is a business GENIUS, and OUTRAGEOUS is practically P.T.'s middle name. With Gloria's smarts and P.T.'s world-famous stories and schemes, there's got to be a way to save the Wonderland!

BONUS: Includes fun extras like P. T. Wilkie's outrageous (and sometimes useful) things you learn living in a motel. Installment 1: How to say "Help! The toilet is clogged!" in over twenty languages!

Here's What People are saying about Welcome to Wonderland!

* A New York Times Bestseller * Sunshine State Young Readers Award List * Winner of the Sid Fleischman Humor Award *

"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. Grabenstein . . . threads in a mystery that blooms in the last act and that puts this particular read over the top."-- 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
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "It doesn't look good for the Wonderland, an aging Florida motel with plenty of vacancies, some decrepit amusement-park statues, and a $100,000 bank loan coming due in 30 days. The foreclosure news jolts 11-year-old P. T. After all, his grandfather opened the motel way back in 1970. His single mother manages it now, and it's not just their workplace; it's their home. Better known for telling tall tales than for getting things done, P. T. teams up with Grandpa and Gloria, a financial whiz kid, to carry out several get-rich-quick schemes to save the Wonderland. In the end, the key to solvency turns out to be an even more unlikely outwit-the-stupid-crooks-and-collect-the-reward subplot. This appealing chapter book offers an original setting, a mystery, and some colorful characters. Illustrated with cartoon-style black-and-white illustrations, complete with speech balloons, P. T.'s very readable first-person narrative has a comic tone reminiscent of Jacky Ha-Ha (2016), which Grabenstein cowrote with James Patterson. More adventures and fun are sure to follow in the Wonderland series. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Sharing spotlights with Patterson has paid off for Grabenstein: a month-by-month promo plan hitting everything from trade shows to summer camps will keep this in the spotlight.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2016 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Wisecracking 12-year-old P.T. Wilkie loves the Wonderland Motel in Florida, where he lives with his business-minded mother and fun-loving, fast-talking grandfather, who originally opened the motel. P.T. takes after his grandfather, who has a gift for tall tales and affection for the "zany decorations" adorning the property, but it's going to take more than wild stories to save the financially troubled Wonderland. Enter Gloria Ortega, who checks into the hotel with her father and shares her business smarts with P.T., leading to money-making ventures that include karaoke performances featuring the motel's frog-shaped waterslide. When two elderly jewel thieves show up to find diamonds they lost at Wonderland decades earlier, P.T. and Gloria realize that this could be their chance to save Wonderland. Lumberjanes contributor Allen's lively cartoons are a perfect fit for Grabenstein's (Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics) quirky, upbeat romp, which is filled with mystery, danger, and laughs. P.T.'s longing for his absent father and his unflagging optimism make him a sympathetic narrator that will leave readers looking forward to the next installment in this new series. Ages 8-12. Author's agent: Eric Myers, Dystel & Goderich Literary Management. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Grabenstein, Chris. Welcome to Wonderland.
#1 - Home sweet motel
#2 - Beach party surf monkey
Subjects Motels -- Juvenile fiction.
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction.
Foreclosure -- Juvenile fiction.
Grandfathers -- Juvenile fiction.
Hotels, motels, etc. -- Fiction.
Florida -- Juvenile fiction.
Children's audiobooks.
Publisher New York :2016
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Kennedy, Bryan, narrator.
Participants/Performers Read by Bryan Kennedy.
Audience 7-8.
Language English
Notes Title from container.
Compact discs.
Description 4 audio discs (5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9780147520401
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