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Burglar Bill (Picture Puffin) Paperback – 25 Jan 1979

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Product details

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin; New Ed edition (25 Jan. 1979)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140503013
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140503012
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 17.8 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (222 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,104 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Burglar Bill is the delightful story of a thief who lives off other people's fortunes, until two major events change his life forever. The first is when he steals a box only to find it contains a baby, and the second is when he, too, is burgled, by Burglar Betty. The improbable union that follows offers a convenient moral that turns both thieves into honest folk who vow to keep on the straight and narrow.

Bright illustrations (if somewhat stereotypical, with Burglars Bill and Betty in stripy shirts, eye masks and carrying swag bags!) cheer up this somewhat serious tale and break up the text for first readers. A lovely story to read together at bedtime. (Ages 4 to 7 years) --Lucie Naylor

Amazon.co.uk Teacher Review

Children need to read at home every day to practise the reading skills that they have been taught. Here are some tips to help make Burglar Bill part of your child's reading routine:

  • choose a time when you and your child both want to read, sit somewhere comfortable and quiet.
  • before you begin to read, get a "feel" for the book by looking at the cover, front and back and talking about it.
  • let your child hold the book and turn the pages. Look at the pictures.
  • look for the little details--they help the child to understand what the book is about.
  • let your child "read" the book to you by talking about each picture.
  • read the book again and again if you both enjoy it.
If used to support learning at home, Burglar Bill can help first readers achieve the targets for Key Stage One English: Reading. --Amanda York

From the Back Cover

Who's that creeping down the street?
Who's that climbing up the wall?
Who's that coming through the window?
Who's that? ... It's Burglar Bill.

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An absolute classic from my childhood! I had to buy this for my kids too. They love it too and the especially the baby's attempts to say Burglar Bill.

Warm and engaging and the fact its still in print today is testament to its brilliance.
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A classic. Nothing more to say, really, every child should have a copy, by whatever means.
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Another super book by these authorsgreat to rread., delightful illustrations and
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My son loves this book ! We read it all the time . Good moral lessons in there !
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I used to read this book to my children and twenty five years on have rediscovered it with my grand children who enjoy it just as much.
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Illustrations are important feels like they were an after thought. Shame as it is a much loved story. Paper version is much better.
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Lovely illustrations and a great story. Both children really enjoy it time after time. A good value book to pass the time
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Another book to add to my little one collection of books
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