Does crime really pay? Not for these two burglars. After one bungle too many they decide on a career change that any mother would be proud of!
Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam are two hapless robber dogs who decide the perfect way to rob their neighbors would be to invite them over for a lovely tea party. The only problem is they’ve never baked a cupcake or pastry in their lives. Could this be the change of pace they’ve been looking for? A funny, quirky story, deliciously dished up!
Corderoy’s unobtrusive, let-me-tell-you-a-story rhymes allow Lenton, a British animator making his debut, to take center stage with cheerily frenetic images that look like freeze frames from a cartoon… —Publishers Weekly
The story, written in rhyme and accompanied by Lenton’s mixed-media illustrations, is lively and expressive. The baked treats look good enough to eat and will surely appeal to storyhour audiences. Each page contains a tiny spider that children will love to try to spot. —School Library Journal
Charming… This fresh take on the “trickster-tricked” idea — with a rhyming text that meshes well with Lenton’s mixed-media illustrations — should get plenty of use from your library’s own sticky-finger gang. —Booklist Online