Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Good Crooks (Two Funny Books about Two Good Crooks) by Mary Amato- ESSENTIAL

Amato, Mary Good Crooks (Two Funny Books about Two Good Crooks) Missing Monkey:Book One and Dog Gone!: Book Two. Illustrated by Ward Jenkins.  244 pgs. EgmontUSA, 2014.  This one book contains two stories in the Good Crooks series.  All you have to do is flip the book to change from Missing Monkey to Dog Gone! Billy and his twin sister, Jillian, come from a family of crooks. Their parents are very successful in what they do, but Billy isn’t sure he wants to be a crook! In Missing Monkey, Billy goes to help clean up at the zoo in an old woman disguise.  He meets someone unexpected and that’s when disaster strikes!  In book two, Dog Gone! Billy and his sister find a flier for a dog shelter that needs money.  They decide to have a bake sale.  They make cupcakes in the morning and later go to the park to sell the cupcake.  When they have sold the cupcakes and collected the money they head home.  On their way home, they meet some muggers. This will lead all kinds of issues. These two books are great for all ages. I really enjoyed all of the illustrations.  It was fun to have two books bound into one. The way the author described things was wonderful.  EL (K-3).  ESSENTIAL. Reviewer: JL-age 11.

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