Master Crook's Crime Academy - Critical Response

Critical Response

Jim Sheng of Iworth's Blog said of the series: "This book is quite funny, just as one of the reviewer said: a book this funny should be against the law!" Liam H of Shelfari said of Burglary for Beginners: "I didn't mind this book, I probably would've enjoyed it more if I was in grade 3-4 so on, but it was written by a very creative person with a good sense of humour. It is good for young readers, and this ties in nicely with the horrible history books." Eileen McKnight-Smith, a bookseller commented on, about the selling of the title Burglary for Beginners: "The first book in the series...Burglary for Beginners... is already selling like hot of the best children's novels I have read in a long time. I'm really looking forward to the whole week especially as it involves dressing up...still not sure whether to be a Rotten Roman or a Vile Victorian... well, even a poor bookseller's entitled to some happiness." An entry for Safe-cracking for Students at Christchurt Kids Blog said: "This is the latest book in the Master Crook’s Crime Academy series by the author of the Horrible Histories books. Wildpool’s filthy rich are delighted – with a new bank in town, at last their money will be safe from thieving hands. But they haven’t banked on the wit, skill and genius of the Crime Academy students, who are preparing for the greatest bank robbery of all time. If you like books with a bit of history and a lot of laughs, this is for you."

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