Burglar Bill 3/4 body toby jug produced by Peter Mook Sculpture in Southport, England, circa 2010. Burglar Bill is a 1977 children's picture book by Janet and Allan Ahlberg about a burglar who accidentally steals a baby. The book was a runner-up for the Kate Greenaway Medal in 1978. Burglar Bill is a thief, and all of his possessions are stolen items, including the bed he goes to sleep in. On a typical night of thievery, Burglar Bill comes across a box with holes in, and takes it. Upon arriving home, he discovers that within the box is a baby. The baby and Burglar Bill end up spending a day together, but when Bill is putting the baby to bed, he hears an intruder downstairs. Here Burglar Bill is escaping from a London sewer with his bag of stolen goods, or swag. His left arm lifting up the manhole cover forms the handle of the jug.