I am a Thief!
By Abigail Rayner and Molly Ruttan (Illustrations)
This book deserves 2 out of 5 birds from me… I was instantly drawn in because of the cover. I love introducing my kids to true crime books so they’re ready for “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark” in a few years… jk jk.
This book was a bust. The only thing I liked in it was the art. The illustrations were cute and funny. Where the book lost me was with the overall message/moral. It was so bad. The boiled down version is that if a person steals they can still be a good person. Which is true. But there’s no way I could explain this to my four year old clearly. She eventually gives back the stolen item and they call her brave. Which is true, but she received no consequences… As a mom I know it’s case by case, but this is not one I’d read to my kids. If a teacher read this in a class, they might have a few confused teachers. I hate being so honest….. but you go girls for writing a book because that isn’t easy!
This book launches on September 3, 2019! Thank you to Netgalley for the advanced reader e-book!
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