It's easy to see why Wanted! Ralfy Rabbit Book Burglar was nominated for the Scottish Children's Book Award in 2016. It's downright adorable. Being a wee bit Scottish myself and a fellow book-lover, I had to add this to my collection. This is a great book to use as an example of when the audience has more information than the characters. For example, in the story we know that Ralfy is stealing Arthur's books, but Arthur does not know anything about Ralfy. Although I can not condone stealing books, I can relate to Ralfy's love of making book lists! This illustration reminded me right away of my own GoodReads account.
This is an excellent read-aloud, especially if you belt out the big, bold words. Get ready to yell: "Stop you little bunny book thief!" (one of my favorite lines). Or you can listen to the author read it aloud herself here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mj20MAmb1c4
Thankfully, in the end, Ralfy learns that stealing books is wrong. Better yet: He learns about a place he can go to borrow any book he wants, as long as he remembers to always bring them back. The Library!