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Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Review: Baby's First Bank Heist

In Baby’s First Bank Heist, Baby Frank loves animals and he really, really wants a pet although his parents are not so keen.

So what’s a baby to do? Baby Frank knows! He perfectly plans and plays out an impressive and unlikely bank robbery. Frank’s not a naughty baby, it’s just that he needs the cash to buy a pet for himself. After his seamless and successful robbery he proceeds with more improbable events for a crawling baby such as a little internet shopping and some significant animal harbouring.

When Frank’s antics go too far and he is found out by his parents, life becomes concerning for them all. Luckily Frank’s dad thinks up a great plan. Maybe everything will be okay and Frank’s dreams of having a pet won’t be shattered after all.

Baby’s First Bank Heist was fun and pleasing to read aloud with a rhythmic and rhyming flow. The cartoon style illustrations work wonderfully and pull the book together perfectly. I found myself having a giggle at the unlikeliness of a baby internet shopping, hiding a giraffe in a tree and not to mention performing a bank robbery!

Title: Baby's First Bank Heist
Author: Jim Whalley
Illustrator: Stephen Collins
Publisher:  Bloomsbury Publishing, $14.99
Publication Date: 1 July 2018
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781408891193
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Type: Picture Book


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