Baby’s First Bank Heist
Jim Whalley and Stephen Collins
Bloomsbury Children’s Books
Utterly crazy, but equally hilarious, is this tale of an errant infant with an overwhelming desire for a pet.
Let me introduce baby Frank, ardent animal lover who decides to take the law into his own tiny hands in order to procure the necessary wherewithal to make his dream come true.
The trouble is, this tiny lad isn’t content with just one animal and before long the whole house resembles a menagerie;
but still he wants more and there’s cash aplenty to fund his passion so there’s nothing to stop him. Until, one afternoon, Mum makes a discovery …
Eventually Frank’s deceitful doings are uncovered and it’s time to make amends. Without any of his loot left what can they do to raise the money to repay the bank? And, what can they do with all the animals?
There’s only one way to put everything right. I won’t say what ensues but merely add that it entails Frank spending some time behind bars.
Tongue-in-cheek text from debut author, Jim Whalley coupled with Stephen Collins’s retro-style illustrations make for a corker of a book.
Pet-related preposterousness to make both children and adults splutter with glee; I’m sure this will quickly establish itself as a story time favourite.