From the Series Good Crooks
When their parents steal a monkey from the zoo to help them pick pockets, our heroes rush into action and return the wily animal using disguises, inventions, and old-fashioned shoe leather. They also learn what a monkey can do in 11 minutes: 1) Stick his fingers in your right nostril. 2) Lick your eyebrows, pick his teeth, and then wipe his finger on your shirt. Giggles and guffaws will be the result of anyone reading Book One of Good Crooks.
Author Mary Amato is a star of state master and children’s choice lists and returns to the age category of her popular Riot Brothers chapter book series with this funny, silly new series.
|Grade 2 - Grade 4
|Lerner Publishing Group
|Darby Creek ™
|Number of Pages
“With youthful language and humorous drawings, readers will enjoy the adventures of Billy and Jillian, two of the nicest Crooks you will ever meet.” —Library Media Connection
“Bizarre and comedic circumstances keep readers wondering what will happen next, and frequent black-and-white art adds to the fun. This humorous series will be a hit with early-chapter-book readers.” —School Library Journal
“Scrappy song lyrics, energetic illustrations and plenty of potty humor keep the hilarity high for reluctant readers.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Billy is an entertaining narrator, and the book’s many gags and sweetly absurd resolutions to the outlandish problems that arise will have beginning readers eager for more chaotic misadventures from these well-meaning Crooks.” —Publishers Weekly