This was a fun book - had a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles feel to it with the personalities of the meerkats and their sensei. Lots of fun puns and one liners would make this a great read-aloud. I only had books one and two (The Eye of the Monkey, 4.9 reading level) in the library at school for a few weeks before summer break, but they were routinely checked out. The kids agreed with the comparison to TMNT. Books 3 and 4 are out now, too, with two more coming in October.
4 out of 5 stars
AR reading level of 4.7
Recommended for: Fans of TMNT and/or Lego Ninjago stories. I like this series for my first through third graders who are reading above grade level as well as for my older elementary students.