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Crackerjack Jack

by Bowman Wilker, illustrated by Marie-Ève Tremblay

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list price: $18.95
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ISBN:9781771472449
publisher: Owlkids Books Inc.
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This is a book about a robber—a wisecracker, firecracker, knucklecracking crook named Jack. Jack devises a ploy to rob a bank, with a duck as his unlikely accomplice. This villainous duo bumbles their way through a robbery, in which Jack ends up knocked unconscious, arrested for the crime, and thrown in jail. Meanwhile, the duck makes off like a bandit, escaping with all the dough to live a life of luxury in the tropics.

Rhyming text, onomatopoeia, and an energetic beat paired with comical illustrations make this a fast-paced read that guarantees laughs. The playful language will entice young readers to follow along and repeat sounds and phrases in this outrageous and unapologetically reckless tale.

About the Authors

Bowman Wilker

BOWMAN WILKER is an elementary school teacher and children's poet who lives in Ottawa, Ontario. His poems have been featured in children's magazines in Canada, Ireland and the United States. Bowman currently has no duck associates, but owns several boxes of soda crackers. Crackerjack Jack is his first picture book.
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Marie-Ève Tremblay is a travel junkie who finds inspiration in her trips abroad, be it from nature or situations in everyday life. Her take on the world is full of affection and humor, and her images are set apart by their warm tones, curious candor, and gentle whimsy. She lives in Montreal, Quebec.
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
3 to 7
Grade:
k to 3
Editorial Reviews

"The fast pace and onomatopoeia will keep plenty of young readers on the hook, and ethically questionable as the episode may be, just listening to its rollicking rhyme will crack more than a few grins."

— Booklist

"This book is a hilarious slapstick story, great for read-alouds. There’s repetition, rhyme, and wacky, bright illustrations that make this playful book perfect for pre-readers and beginning reader."

— Mom Read It

"Great for early readers who will find the memorable rhymes easy to spot on the page. A blast."

— Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

"Tremblay’s cartoon art is big and bold, filled with color and pattern, her characters a wonderfully goofy accompaniment to the text. The font is large and clear; great for early readers who will find the memorable rhymes easy to spot on the page."

— Kirkus Reviews

"Tremblay’s illustrations are bright and colorful. A fun addition to larger collections"

— School Library Journal

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