Baby's first bank heist / Jim Whalley ; illustrated by Stephen Collins.

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  • Additional Information
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Baby Frank is determined to have a pet, despite his parents' objections, but first he must get the money to take care of it.
    • Notes:
      First published in Great Britain in June 2018 by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.
    • Other Titles:
      Baby's 1st bank heist.
    • ISBN:
      9781547600625
      1547600624
    • Accession Number:
      2018011658
    • Accession Number:
      on1031415689
      1031415689
    • Accession Number:
      fay.651736
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      WHALLEY, J.; COLLINS, S. Baby’s first bank heist. [s. l.]: Bloomsbury Childrens’s Books, 2019. ISBN 9781547600625. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.651736. Acesso em: 5 ago. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Whalley J, Collins S. Baby’s First Bank Heist. Bloomsbury Childrens’s Books; 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.651736. Accessed August 5, 2020.
    • AMA11:
      Whalley J, Collins S. Baby’s First Bank Heist. Bloomsbury Childrens’s Books; 2019. Accessed August 5, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.651736
    • APA:
      Whalley, J., & Collins, S. (2019). Baby’s first bank heist. Bloomsbury Childrens’s Books.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Whalley, Jim, and Stephen Collins. 2019. Baby’s First Bank Heist. Bloomsbury Childrens’s Books. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.651736.
    • Harvard:
      Whalley, J. and Collins, S. (2019) Baby’s first bank heist. Bloomsbury Childrens’s Books. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.651736 (Accessed: 5 August 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Whalley, J & Collins, S 2019, Baby’s first bank heist, Bloomsbury Childrens’s Books, viewed 5 August 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Whalley, Jim, and Stephen Collins. Baby’s First Bank Heist. Bloomsbury Childrens’s Books, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.651736.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Whalley, Jim, and Stephen Collins. Baby’s First Bank Heist. Bloomsbury Childrens’s Books, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.651736.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Whalley J, Collins S. Baby’s first bank heist [Internet]. Bloomsbury Childrens’s Books; 2019 [cited 2020 Aug 5]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.651736

Reviews

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2019 Fall

Frank's parents won't buy him a pet; what choice does the animal-obsessed baby have but to secure the cash by robbing a bank? Whalley's rhymes sing ("Past every camera, gate, and guard, / the baby crawled unseen. / There were no bars or laser beams / he couldn't fit between"), and Collins's crisp, droll art seems inspired by Dan Yaccarino's style.[orig. review said: "...art seems to be built on Yaccarino-ian geometries." I get it, but not sure other will] Copyright 2020 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

PW Reviews 2018 December #1

Baby Frank, who still sleeps in a crib and wears black-and-white-striped onesies, desperately wants a pet. "It didn't matter what it was—/ a dog, a cat, or rabbit—/ if Frank saw fur while out on walks,/ he'd lunge and try to grab it," Whalley writes. But a pet and its accoutrements require something babies don't have: cash. The titular heist goes off without a hitch (Frank slips through the bars and past the laser beam alarms), and thanks to the internet, he soon accumulates a secret menagerie—until Mom discovers the rhino in the shed. What's a family to do with a zoo's worth of animals, and how can they ensure that baby's first heist is his last? The story's wrap-up hedges its bets ethically—yes, the punishment fits the crime, but Frank's realization that "stealing things was very wrong" feels more mandated than convincing. Nevertheless, Collins, a cartoonist and graphic novelist making his children's book debut, creates a colorful, slyly skewed world for his obsessed protagonist to inhabit, and Frank's youthful resourcefulness and deeply appealing, googly eyed "who, me?" look are enough to suggest that he isn't truly a bad seed. Ages 3–6. (Mar.)

Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.