goodcrooksmonkey

MISSING MONKEY! is the first title in this series by Mary Amato. Billy and Jillian Crook just want to have a normal life and do good deeds, but their parents are crooks! After their parents steal a monkey to pick pockets for them, the siblings jump into action, donning disguises to return the monkey where he belongs. This is a high-interest early chapter book that would be great for reluctant readers. Many ridiculous antics cracked Lilah up, including monkey fingers up a nose. It’s a fun, light read with a nice message about the power of sibling love and the need to be true to yourself.

Source disclosure: I received an e-galley of this title courtesy of the publisher.

goodcrooksdoggone

The Crooks are at it again! While Jillian and Billy hold a bake sale to raise money for the animal shelter, their parents steal a spoiled Hollywood poodle to hold it for ransom.  The kids going out in disguise (as old ladies) is hilarious, and of course, everything goes wrong when Jillian and Billy try to do right. Another fun entry in a high-interest early chapter book series. Lilah and I both had a blast reading this one.

Source disclosure: I received an e-galley of this title courtesy of the publisher.

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