By Hillary Busis
Updated April 22, 2013 at 08:02 PM EDT

Fact #1: All children love lollipops. Fact #2: Most children don’t care for capers, by which I mean the edible bud of the deciduous capparis spinosa plant. (You know, the stuff you eat with lox — also a thing kids don’t like.)

These two truths were enough to inspire a new book from prolific animator/author Dan Krall, best known for his work on TV series like Power Puff Girls and Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, as well as movies including Coraline and How To Train Your Dragon. His latest, the punneriffic The Great Lollipop Caper, follows — you guessed it — a “cranky caper” who hatches a salty plan to win the hearts of children everywhere. Check out the exclusive, silent movie-inspired trailer for the book below.

The Great Lollipop Caper will be available to steal little hearts starting May 7.

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