Burglar Bill (Google eBook)

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Penguin UK, May 28, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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Everything in Burglar Bill's life is stolen, from the toast, marmalade and coffee he has for breakfast to the bed he sleeps in. One night when he is out burgling, he comes across a box with holes in the lid on a doorstep. He picks it up of course and when he gets home he discovers, to his horror, that he has stolen a baby. He and the baby muddle along together until one night he is disturbed by a burglar - Burglar Betty. She is the mother of Burglar Bill's baby. Bill and Betty decide to reform and live honest lives; they return all the stolen goods, get married and live happily ever after!


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I love the illustrations. - Goodreads
A happy ending to a story of thieves. - Goodreads
There are some lovely illustrations in the book. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Nicole Clear - Goodreads

Burglar Bill is a great book to use for shared reading in Year 1. All of the children should have a copy of the book to take home to read with their parents which encourages the reading and learning ... Read full review

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User Review  - Andy - Goodreads

I loved this as a kid and found it again recently. The story itself is gleefully subversive in depicting a life of crime and redemption without consequence. Taking it too seriously is probably not the ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Janet and Allan Ahlberg created some of the world's most popular picture books, including EACH PEACH PEAR PLUM and THE JOLLY CHRISTMAS POSTMAN both winners of Greenaway Medals, and THE BABY'S CATALOGUE, inspired by their daughter Jessica. Janet diedin 1994 and Allan, a former teacher, now lives in London.

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