- Megan Bingham
"A bread bandit burgled my bakery before breakfast!"
Alliteration is abundant in Travis Nichols' new children's book, Betty's Burgled Bakery.
Betty the Panda discovers that her bakery counters are completely cleared of carrot cake, cornbread, and crackers. What a crummy crime! She calls the Gumshoe Zoo, a detective agency that is determined to solve the distressing dilemma. As soon as they arrive, the crew sets out to search for clues. The conniving thief took the baked goods, but they left the loot. Betty heard not a peep—this panda was positively pooped.
Suddenly, Steve the monkey stumbles upon a simple solution to the scandal. "If we trace the teeth tracks in this torn tart...we can ultimately uncover an unusual underbite!" Will Gumshoe Zoo figure out the mystery? Will they zip this zany, zigzagging zinger with zeal?
Alliteration is the repetition of the same sound at the beginning of closely connected words. The device is often used in poetry, prose, and songs. You can find alliteration in cartoon characters' names, famous speeches, and even cereal boxes! Author Travis Nichols easily entertains with alliterations galore in Betty's Burgled Bakery. This funny fiction will have your children rolling with laughter—and may even teach them a thing or two about speech patterns along the way.