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THREE LITTLE ROBBERS by Christine Graham

THREE LITTLE ROBBERS

By Christine Graham (Author) , Susan Boase (Illustrator)

Age Range: 6 - 9

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2007
ISBN: 978-0-8050-8094-0
Publisher: Henry Holt

Like Tomi Ungerer’s The Three Robbers (1962), these are little urban girl thieves with good hearts. Jo is strong, Flo is loud and Mo is quick, and these special talents serve them well. When no one comes on their street anymore, they decide to rob the old lady up the hill. They are shamed when they discover that, despite her poverty, she is happy to share. So they parlay their special talents to provide for the old lady who then offers a special talent of her own. With a generous font, short sentences and a predictable but entertaining plot, emerging readers will find the perfect balance between interesting story and easily decoded words. Detailed and expressive pencil sketches, especially the sassy body language and the chastised faces of the robbers, define each page with just the right amount of visual information. A terrific offering for new readers. (Fiction. 6-9)