How to Outrun a Crocodile When Your Shoes Are Untied (My Life Is a Zoo)

Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 3 - 6n/a5.152352

A 2015 Red Maple Award nominee! "A fun-filled, pitch-perfect book... about the perils of being 12 in a snake-eat-snake world." ―Kirkus Starred Review

Ana Wright's social life is now officially on the endangered list: she lives in a zoo (umm, elephant droppings!?), her best friend lives on the other side of the world, and the Sneerers are making junior high miserable. All Ana wants is to fade into the background.
Yeah, that's not going to happen.

Creature File for Ana Wright:
Species Name: Anaphyta Normalis
Kingdom: The Zoo, Junior High
Phylum: Girls Whose Best Friend Just Moved To New Zealand; Girls Who Are Forced To Live In A Zoo With Their Weirdo Parents And Twin Brother
Weight: Classified
Feeds On: Daydreams about Zackardia Perfecticus and wish cupcakes
Life Span: Soon to become extinct due to social awkwardness

"A wild romp, filled with humor and heart."―Lisa Schroeder, author of It's Raining Cupcakes and the Charmed Life series

Paperback, 288 pages
Published on June 3, 2014 by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
ISBN-10: 1402297556
ISBN-13: 9781402297557
2 Book Reviews
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  • CuteBunniesWednesday, December 21, 2016 at 9:24 am
    Funny title and Creature File for Ana Wright. I like the idea of a kid who lives in a zoo with their parents. Has a moral about believing in yourself.
    • awesomeguy2000
      awesomeguy2000Sunday, June 19, 2016 at 4:10 pm55 stars
      this book is hilarious! I rate this 5 star straight