Burglar Bill

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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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A children's classic!

User Review  - nancyoliver - Tesco

This was a book both I and my husband used to have as children and our 2 year old has loved it, even quoting it to us on a regular basis. Great pictures, great story! Read full review

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User Review  - jljaina - LibraryThing

The story is not half bad and the art was alright but I feel that the story is also unacceptable for a young child to read this. The book shows that there are no real consequences to stealing. Not ... Read full review

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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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