Crackerjack Jack

Crackerjack Jack Review

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.

Title:Crackerjack Jack
Edition Language:English

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Carla Johnson-Hicks

    This is a cute and entertaining read for children. Yes, the duck gets away with the money and lives a life of luxury, but that is not the purpose of the book. It is a silly story with a lot of wordpla...

  • Jody McGrath

    This is a cute book written about a thief who finds a bank with an uncrackable safe. He devises a plan. He trains a duck to use firecrackers to blow the safe's door. Of course, not everything goes as ...

  • BookishOwlette

    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.N...

  • Becky B

    A very successful thief comes up with a clever plan to crack into the best safe in the world…by training a duck to use firecrackers. Nothing could possibly go wrong, right?Black and white thinkers m...

  • Laura

    This is a weird little picture book. It is about a thief who uses a duck to break open an unbreakable bank vault, but gets injured, and caught, while the duck gets away, and plans a further life of cr...

  • laurel [suspected bibliophile]

    An ace thief uses a duck to crack open his toughest safe yet—and turns into a patsy.This is a cute book filled with rhymes and wordplay (kudos for wiseacre), a twist, and illustrations that are vibr...

  • Amanda Cresse

    Crackerjack Jack is a colorful, fun read-aloud about safe-cracking. I like the fact that the story will lead to so many other discussions, from figurative language to morals. There is something to inq...

  • Anjili

    This was a cute poetic tale of a robber and a clever duck. I think this is a cute nighttime read for little ones as they prepare for bed. I think that this book for little readers will be exciting and...

  • Kelly

    Fun, colorful illustrations and fun, rhyming, quick text....

  • Jeimy

    This book has cute pictures and features nice rhymes that create a great rhythm for read alouds. Unfortunately the story itself was not that good....