Belly Up: FunJungle, Book 1

Book review by Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Clever, action-packed zoo mystery has some graphic parts.

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 12 reviews

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age 13+

Great Book For Mature Child A lot of swearing for a childrens book

me And my family read this book I totally do not think this is age-appropriate for 8 yr olds it has so much language for a children's book Words included are: Bastard, Hell, Oh God, Damn, Etc, it was an amazing written book though on a bunch of animals in a zoo and one being murdered and the main character (teddy) trying to figure out who murdered Henry (the Hippo) also for kids who get very disturbed by dead stuff and organs because there is an autopsy in this book which is performed by the doctor and they dig through his organs trying to find the cause of his death it is also very descriptive on the autopsy it's a great book for a mature child there is basically no sex except the author describing how pretty a 13 yr old girl is and how teddy gets lost in her beautiful blue eyes sorry for the long review

This title has:

Educational value
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
age 14+

Not for kids under 14

My 9 year old just finished this book and while he enjoyed it, he reported several curse words and "extensive use of the word crap". He did not feel that these words added to the story, instead they were distracting and useless. The story was hilarious and offered a good mystery, but he said there were too many swear words.

This title has:

Too much swearing

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