Big Ted narrates this story of the tiny cops and robbers that live in the house. The robbers are always looking for things to take – like Dad’s sock, Mum’s glasses, even Grandpa’s wig – while the cops do their best to catch them and lock them up in the mobile jail. The robbers even steal Big Ted himself from Baby Jack’s cot, but luckily he’s saved and returned before Baby Jack notices anything’s amiss.
The detailed Ahlberg-like illustrations of the tiny cops and robbers provide much humour, although occasionally I found them rather confusing – for instance where vignettes were not clearly defined as depicting separate scenes. The additional words in speech bubbles from various cops and robbers are a nice touch, encouraging readers to try out different voices. It’s an entertaining book – and blaming tiny robbers when anything goes missing is very appealing to me.