My Good Crooks Book series is about twins Billy and Jillian Crook. Even though their last name is Crook, they love doing good deeds, especially when that involves animals.
Have fun reading and singing and dancing to the songs that are included in the books. And, of course, have fun doing good deeds!
|Good Crooks Book One: Missing Monkey! (Darby Creek, 2015) Billy and Jillian Crook have a big problem. Their parents are crooks, but they want to do good deeds–especially when a monkey needs to get back to the zoo! Best for ages 7-10. A Book of the Month Club selection.|
|Good Crooks Book Two: Dog Gone! (Darby Creek, 2015) When their thieving parents kidnap a rich and famous TV dog, twins Billy and Jillian, tired of being crooks, try to return the dog to its rightful owner.|
|Good Crooks Book Three: Sniff a Skunk! (Darby Creek, 2015) Billy and Jillian discover a lonely little orphan skunk in need of help. Will they be able to rescue the skunk and keep their parents from pulling off the next heist? Will their new furry friend help by raising a stink?|
|Good Crooks Book Four: Quackily Ever After! (Hive Audio Project) In the grand finale, will Billy & Jillian prove that they were stolen and find their real parents? Listen here.|
Stinky Style Song from Good Crooks Book 3: Sniff a Skunk. Play it here:
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The Dog Song from Good Crooks Book 2: Dog Gone!
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Put on your own puppet show with Billy, Jillian, Poochie, and the Squirrel!
Download these free stick puppets, cut them out, color them, tape a popsicle stick to the back of each puppet, and you’re ready to go.
If you want to make costumes for your stick puppets, get some ideas here.
Print out this script and put on a Readers Theater show.
Write Your Good Deed
Print this activity to write down your own good deed.
Pin the Tail on Stinky Game
Print out this picture of Stinkball without her tail. With the help of adults, cut out Stinkball and her tail. Use these cut-outs to play “Tape the Tail on the Skunky.” Directions of pages 116-118 of Good Crooks Book Three: Sniff a Skunk!
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