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Stop Thief! Hardcover – May 22, 2012

4.8 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews

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“Perfect for an action-packed read-aloud, and bound to be read, and pored over, again and again.” ―School Library Journal

“…comics-style panels and fun, intricate details demand a closer look at this caper.” ―Kirkus

“A combination of summer action flick and old-fashioned adventure, Randall's story should hold up to multiple re-readings. Best of all: it isn't just a dream.” ―Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Adam J.B. Lane is a writer, an illustrator, and a fugitive from a chain gang. His last known whearabouts was in the vicinity of Boston, Massachusetts.

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 7 years
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Roaring Brook Press (May 22, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 159643693X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1596436930
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 0.4 x 11.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,206,135 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By R. Wolfe on October 19, 2012
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Our 4 yo son ADORES this book. He has memorized the story and loves that he gets to "tell" the tale to us as he traces the fabulously illustrated adventure scenes. And he's not the only one. Here are some raves from the Stop Thief FB page:

The book was VERY well received by my 4year old. It's the perfect blend of kid-friendly yet interesting for the parent who will be reading it over and over. And over.
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I love the book! My sister's 4yo twins request that I read it almost every time I babysit. They love naming the constellations, describing to me all the crazy happenings on the pages and panels with no written words and yelling "STOP THIEF!" at the appropriate moments. (The only downside is that both kids LOVE vegetables and the first time I read ST, I was shocked and they were confused at the suggestion that vegetables could be yucky. I have taken the liberty of changing the wording to suggest that Randall decides that he's no longer interested in candy (which my nephew actually did announce - "When I'm 4 years old, I won't need any more sugar so I'm going to stop eating candy." True story))
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We can't STOP reading STOP THIEF!
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My daughter and I read Stop Thief last night. This morning, the first thing she did was pull Stop Thief from the bookshelf and read it again. :)
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Our 2.5yo son only wants to read "Stop!Thief!" these days, and of course usually in repeats of three times, several times a day. It's wonderful: I love that the author designed those great pages of Randall and the thief running around in different environments, giving the readers the opportunity to discover new things each time, say the story a little differently each time, and just have fun!
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Randal is growing up. To prove this to his parents he claims that he doesn't need his stuffed animal any more. A thief comes in the night a steals the toy and Randal starts to have second thoughts! He starts to chase the criminal down through 2 page spreads yelling "Stop Thief!" This would be a great book for story times. It encourages audience participation.
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My 2.5 yo requests this every night for story time :) He loves it! He loves to say STOP THIEF. Will be a favorite for a very long time. The illustrations are great, the story is a good one and I love all the little things on every page that my son can pour over if he wants to.
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