The family of Pinchers just love to steal. But Theo, their son just can’t do that. He doesn’t steal but he is really good at so many things which his family are seriously not bothered by. Theo just doesn’t fit in with a family of criminals.

The first book in this funny, chapter book, crime series for children aged 6- 9 years. It is packed with schemes and adventures from beginning to end, featuring a prison break, a diamond heist and a lie that saves the day.

The book is beautifully presented with text and illustrations on every page. The quality of the paper is wonderful, and the pale cream colour makes it accessible for all readers. Originally published in Sweden where the book sold over 300,000 copies, it is now translated into over thirty languages.

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Anders Sparring, is the author of many children’s books and is also a screen writer and a stand up comedian based in Sweden

Per Gustavsson is an award winning illustrator and author of many popular children’s books. He is been a judge in the Astrid Lingren Memorial Award since 2019.

Gecko Press hand-picks books by some of the best writers and illustrators in the world—books of good heart and strong character, excellent in story, illustration and design. Lizard logo is really cool!

Delighted to receive this captivating book and perfect for me for a Friday night in front of the fire.

Sue Martin Children’s Literacy Specialist