Crackerjack Jack | Bowman Wilker

This is a book about a robber—a wisecracker, firecracker, knucklecracking crook named Jack. Crackerjack Jack is an ARC which is expected to be published on 15 March 2018.  Thank you Owlkids Books for providing me with this fun and optimistic read!
Book: Crackerjack Jack
Author: Bowman Wilker
Pages: 26
Format: ebook
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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.


The illustrations are amazing!
I loved the twist at the end!
Anything that rhymes that good is entertaining!
Surely even you can comprehend!

Crackerjack the safecracker,
Was cracked by his only friend.
Now lies in prison cracker jacker,
Remembering the days as a wisecracker,
With no other business to attend.
The End!

I couldn’t help it okay! It doesn’t have to be good. I just wanted to have fun! That’s how good I felt after reading this fun story! Sue me!
Everything about this was wonderful. The illustrations complimented the story brilliantly. I don’t think there’s much for me to say after my attempt at rhyming up there!

*This book was received in exchange for an honest review.


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What did you think of this book, have you read anything similar to it? Or do you have any recommendations for me to try? Lets chat, don’t worry, I don’t bite. ^^

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