Missing Monkey!

From the Series Good Crooks

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 4   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

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.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-60684-396-3
$14.99 $11.24
978-1-60684-509-7
$6.99 $6.99
978-1-5124-0149-3
$22.49 $16.99
Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Fiction
Copyright 2014
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Darby Creek ™
Language English
Number of Pages 128
Publication Date 2014-02-25
BISACS JUV013070, JUV002020, JUV019000
Dewey [Fic]
Graphics 1-color illustrations
Dimensions 5.5 x 8.25
Lexile 510
Guided Reading Level N
Features Activities, Author/Illustrator biography, Reviewed, and Table of contents

Reviews

Library Media Connection

“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

School Library Journal

“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

Kirkus Reviews

“Scrappy song lyrics, energetic illustrations and plenty of potty humor keep the hilarity high for reluctant readers.” —Kirkus Reviews

Publishers Weekly

“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

Illustrator: Ward Jenkins

Author: Mary Amato

Mary Amato is an award-winning children's and YA book author, songwriter, and poet who lives in Maryland. Her books have been translated into foreign languages, optioned for television, and produced onstage.