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When the Gumshoe Zoo's alarm alerts them, they learn Betty's Bakery has been burgled! But how? Something isn't quite right—and it's up to these determined detectives to figure out what! Alliteration abounds in this comic book caper featuring the Gumshoe Zoo, a detective agency facing the craziest crime ever committed: pilfered pastries. Perfect for lovers of wordplay and s When the Gumshoe Zoo's alarm alerts them, they learn Betty's Bakery has been burgled! But how? Something isn't quite right—and it's up to these determined detectives to figure out what! Alliteration abounds in this comic book caper featuring the Gumshoe Zoo, a detective agency facing the craziest crime ever committed: pilfered pastries. Perfect for lovers of wordplay and sweet treats, not to mention educators and librarians looking for an engaging story to teach alliteration, this multi-paneled early graphic novel is a raucous adventure. Detailed back matter discusses uses of alliteration and animal eating habits.


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When the Gumshoe Zoo's alarm alerts them, they learn Betty's Bakery has been burgled! But how? Something isn't quite right—and it's up to these determined detectives to figure out what! Alliteration abounds in this comic book caper featuring the Gumshoe Zoo, a detective agency facing the craziest crime ever committed: pilfered pastries. Perfect for lovers of wordplay and s When the Gumshoe Zoo's alarm alerts them, they learn Betty's Bakery has been burgled! But how? Something isn't quite right—and it's up to these determined detectives to figure out what! Alliteration abounds in this comic book caper featuring the Gumshoe Zoo, a detective agency facing the craziest crime ever committed: pilfered pastries. Perfect for lovers of wordplay and sweet treats, not to mention educators and librarians looking for an engaging story to teach alliteration, this multi-paneled early graphic novel is a raucous adventure. Detailed back matter discusses uses of alliteration and animal eating habits.

30 review for Betty's Burgled Bakery: An Alliteration Adventure (Kids Adventure Books, Children's Books, Mystery Books for Kids)

  1. 5 out of 5

    La Coccinelle

    One could be forgiven for thinking that this is a really boring book. The cover does nothing to showcase the story that's on the inside. When you've got a whole cast of characters to choose from, why go with a picture of badly drawn pastry? The premise of this book actually isn't too bad. The story is about a bakery owner who notices that her bakery has been burgled. So the Gumshoe Zoo crew goes to investigate. At each stage of the process, they use a lot of alliteration in their interactions wit One could be forgiven for thinking that this is a really boring book. The cover does nothing to showcase the story that's on the inside. When you've got a whole cast of characters to choose from, why go with a picture of badly drawn pastry? The premise of this book actually isn't too bad. The story is about a bakery owner who notices that her bakery has been burgled. So the Gumshoe Zoo crew goes to investigate. At each stage of the process, they use a lot of alliteration in their interactions with each other, giving readers a clear idea of what alliteration is (even if it does make the resulting text a little absurd and wordy). The culprit can be spotted a mile away, but that's probably not important; it's the alliteration that's the star here. Unfortunately, the author chose to throw in the word "vittles", which marks him as a cat person rather than a linguist. (The correct spelling is "victuals". It still would have worked with the alliteration, so I'm disappointed he didn't use it and potentially teach kids another new word.) While the idea of the book itself is clever, the illustrations are not that impressive and kind of let down the whole thing. They're too simple and cartoonish for my taste. The matter at the back about animals' eating habits seemed kind of out of place to me. I'm not sure what the point of that was supposed to be. I do like that alliteration was explained, though. After all, that's the whole point of this book! So while I like the premise and the originality of the concept here, I can't really say I like the way it was executed. Better illustrations and a stronger story (without such an obvious resolution) would've made this a more enjoyable book overall.

  2. 4 out of 5

    June

    Lives up to the claim that it is an alliterative adventure. The end matter bumps it up to a 3.5 for me. End matter includes further information on alliteration. "Alliteration abounds!" End matter also includes more information on some of the hungriest animals. I never knew that Pygmy Shrews have to eat constantly to stay alive, so they never sleep more than a few minutes at a time. Lives up to the claim that it is an alliterative adventure. The end matter bumps it up to a 3.5 for me. End matter includes further information on alliteration. "Alliteration abounds!" End matter also includes more information on some of the hungriest animals. I never knew that Pygmy Shrews have to eat constantly to stay alive, so they never sleep more than a few minutes at a time.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Teryca Brooks-Long

    Betty’s Burgled Bakery Author & Illustrator: Travis Nichols Rating: 3/5 Genre: Picture Book Award: N/A Audience: Ages 5-8 This is a book of an alleged burglary at Betty’s Bakery, but because of the scene, it looks like an inside job. A. This book fits into the specific category because it is a comic book and the illustrations are drawn up as they would be in our traditional picture book. B. The line usage surrounding each image captures them all as separate parts of the story, as such in a comic book. Betty’s Burgled Bakery Author & Illustrator: Travis Nichols Rating: 3/5 Genre: Picture Book Award: N/A Audience: Ages 5-8 This is a book of an alleged burglary at Betty’s Bakery, but because of the scene, it looks like an inside job. A. This book fits into the specific category because it is a comic book and the illustrations are drawn up as they would be in our traditional picture book. B. The line usage surrounding each image captures them all as separate parts of the story, as such in a comic book. It drives your attention to each separate box as you go through the story. C. I would use this as a fun miscellaneous book to read to a group of children just because. It is a cute fun book just great for a read aloud time.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Mary Lee

    Comic book/graphic novel format. Alliterative and alphabetic story. Great for #classroombookaday.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Lauren Prakke

    This book by Travis Nichols is a great book for young readers who may be still learning how to pronounce certain letter sounds. The book is filled with alliteration as we can see from the title that can help students recognize and work on their skills. The book begins by having a bakery that has been burglarized where the biscuits, buns, bagels or baguettes are all gone at this bakery. They have all been stolen. The owner of the bakery, Panda, calls the police and asks for the detective to come This book by Travis Nichols is a great book for young readers who may be still learning how to pronounce certain letter sounds. The book is filled with alliteration as we can see from the title that can help students recognize and work on their skills. The book begins by having a bakery that has been burglarized where the biscuits, buns, bagels or baguettes are all gone at this bakery. They have all been stolen. The owner of the bakery, Panda, calls the police and asks for the detective to come investigate. Six detectives are sent into the bakery and asked to find the fully fed foe. Throughout the book, each line uses one letter to rhyme the majority of the words in the sentence and by the end of the book all words were used. The fully fed foe did not take any money but instead all of the bakery items were gone. The six detectives are questioning people close to the incident but no one has seen anything. The detectives were able to use their clues to find that the panda was the one who ate the treats in the bakery. I did not think this book would go in this direction but it was the panda who ate all the treats in the bakery. The panda was a sleep eater who was very full and very sleepy. At the end of the book, it discusses what alliteration is which I think is a really interesting idea to incorporate. The genre of this book is a mystery and this book would be appropriate for students in third grade In my future classroom, I would use this book to help students with alliteration as well as letter sound recognition. This book could be the hook of a lesson on letter sound or alliteration. By having students hear the same letter sounds over and over it can help them to hear it and then do it for themselves. Also, alliteration is an important topic to recognize and in this book the alliteration is endless. Using this book to get students engaged in a lesson would be very beneficial because it is a mystery and students will stay engaged because they want to know who did it. Also, this book could be used before a science lesson that students will be doing investigations because the book discusses activities and how they used clues. By introducing students to a detective a teacher could frame it as students are going to be detectives in their science experiment. This book was a WOW book for me because it used all letters of the alphabet and showed alliteration while also telling a great story. The story was unique because it was unexpected which can help keep students engaged. As I was reading this book, I continued to want to turn the page because I wanted to find out what happened. For young students, this can help them to hear letter sounds so that they will be more familiar with them and be able to remember them.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Chance Lee

    In this delightful book, the Gumshoe Zoo is called to investigate Betty the panda's bakery, in which all of the baked good are MISSING. Each page is written in alliteration -- the first page with words starting with A sound, second page has words with B sounds, then C sounds, and so on, in order for the whole alphabet. It's smart, without feeling forced. Also the background panels often have objects starting with the same letter. For example, on the page with "meager morsel[s] from the mini-mark In this delightful book, the Gumshoe Zoo is called to investigate Betty the panda's bakery, in which all of the baked good are MISSING. Each page is written in alliteration -- the first page with words starting with A sound, second page has words with B sounds, then C sounds, and so on, in order for the whole alphabet. It's smart, without feeling forced. Also the background panels often have objects starting with the same letter. For example, on the page with "meager morsel[s] from the mini-market" a shopping bag is filled with milk, mustard, and matzoh. The back of the book has an educational panel about alliteration and information on "Hungry Animals." That page features a cute illustration of a star-nosed mole, which I'd think would be impossible because they're such horrifying creatures. Fun book for kids who enjoy word play.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Rylee Hudson

    Betty's Burgled Bakery is a graphic novel for younger aged children. A crime is taken place inside a bakery and and an animal detective agency, Gumshoe Zoo, comes to solve it. The team of detectives include a monkey, duck, bull, and horse who work hard to find out who was stealing Betty's sweets. The alliteration adventure is a book to be read aloud to young children. The alliterations include a difficult vocabulary that young children would not know. While I agree it is important to include dif Betty's Burgled Bakery is a graphic novel for younger aged children. A crime is taken place inside a bakery and and an animal detective agency, Gumshoe Zoo, comes to solve it. The team of detectives include a monkey, duck, bull, and horse who work hard to find out who was stealing Betty's sweets. The alliteration adventure is a book to be read aloud to young children. The alliterations include a difficult vocabulary that young children would not know. While I agree it is important to include difficult words for young readers, Nichols overdoes it. Almost the whole book is hard words, making children have a hard time following the story at all. The illustrations are at a Pre-K level but the words are for a much older group. This book is fun to read aloud, while a younger audience can look at the graphics, but they may not understand most of what you are reading.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Nancy

    The Gumshoe Zoo Detectives are on the job-solving panda Betty’s mystery: “A bread bandit burgled my bakery before breakfast!” The adventure unfolds in brightly colored comic panels as different animal sleuths uncover details about the “heinous heist” in clever alliterative narrative that runs through the alphabet, ending with a surprise identification of the culprit. “We zipped this zany zigzagging zinger with zeal!” Back matter includes information about alliteration and a bonus “Hungry Animals The Gumshoe Zoo Detectives are on the job-solving panda Betty’s mystery: “A bread bandit burgled my bakery before breakfast!” The adventure unfolds in brightly colored comic panels as different animal sleuths uncover details about the “heinous heist” in clever alliterative narrative that runs through the alphabet, ending with a surprise identification of the culprit. “We zipped this zany zigzagging zinger with zeal!” Back matter includes information about alliteration and a bonus “Hungry Animals” section on the eating habits of five animals.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Kaylee

    Betty's Burgled Bakery is a graphic novel for children. It tells a story about a team of detectives trying to solve the case of the burglary of Betty's bakery. This book is a great way to teach young children all about alliteration! It contains dialogue like "A bread bandit burgled my bakery before breakfast". This book can also introduce a lot of great vocabulary words like extracted, enticing, and impediment. It could get a little confusing because of the wording for young children but also ve Betty's Burgled Bakery is a graphic novel for children. It tells a story about a team of detectives trying to solve the case of the burglary of Betty's bakery. This book is a great way to teach young children all about alliteration! It contains dialogue like "A bread bandit burgled my bakery before breakfast". This book can also introduce a lot of great vocabulary words like extracted, enticing, and impediment. It could get a little confusing because of the wording for young children but also very helpful for students in 1st grade and older.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Ariana Shields

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This book really impressed me with it's alphabetized alliterative style. It is an engaging mystery/adventure mentor text about a panda (Betty) who had her bakery burgled. Who did it? Was it an inside job? Why were only Kale Crumpets left? I won't write anymore so I don't give anything away. This book could be used to teach alliteration in writing as part of an ideas/sentence structure unit in older grades. It could also be used in younger grades to teach the alphabet and first sounds. This book really impressed me with it's alphabetized alliterative style. It is an engaging mystery/adventure mentor text about a panda (Betty) who had her bakery burgled. Who did it? Was it an inside job? Why were only Kale Crumpets left? I won't write anymore so I don't give anything away. This book could be used to teach alliteration in writing as part of an ideas/sentence structure unit in older grades. It could also be used in younger grades to teach the alphabet and first sounds.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Brittany Cohens

    When Betty's Bakery is ransacked, characters in this story must come together to figure out who the bakery bandit is! Throughout the text, the author employs alliteration to capture the attention of the reader and draw them into the who-dun-it of the storyline. This mystery would be great to use with upper elementary students (2nd-4th grade). It is available on the Amazon Kindle App as an eBook text which is how I read the book and the digital format made the illustrations even more vivid! I, of When Betty's Bakery is ransacked, characters in this story must come together to figure out who the bakery bandit is! Throughout the text, the author employs alliteration to capture the attention of the reader and draw them into the who-dun-it of the storyline. This mystery would be great to use with upper elementary students (2nd-4th grade). It is available on the Amazon Kindle App as an eBook text which is how I read the book and the digital format made the illustrations even more vivid! I, of course, could use this text to study alliterations with my class during both reading and writing. Students could keep track of some of the alliterations the author used, discuss how the alliteration made the text more vivid, and then come up with their own examples of alliteration. I could also use this text to discuss "juicy vocabulary". This text contains a lot of synonyms for commonly used words. Students could record this vocabulary and come up with other replacement words for common vocabulary that would enrich their writing. This is a WOW book to me because it takes a skill that could be considered dull to teach and incorporates it into a fun story. The text also includes a moral about working together and being kid to one another.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Erin

    Very cute book for teaching alliteration. Coincidentally, I picked this one up from the library the day after my daughter's teacher read it to the class to teach about alliteration. She loved the book and was so excited to read it again and teach me about what she learned. I thought the alliteration was fun, even though it tried too hard in a few places at the expense of the story, but the book is really more about the concept than the story. It's a worthwhile read for that, though! Very cute book for teaching alliteration. Coincidentally, I picked this one up from the library the day after my daughter's teacher read it to the class to teach about alliteration. She loved the book and was so excited to read it again and teach me about what she learned. I thought the alliteration was fun, even though it tried too hard in a few places at the expense of the story, but the book is really more about the concept than the story. It's a worthwhile read for that, though!

  13. 4 out of 5

    Diane

    The Gumshoe Zoo is on the case! Missing from Betty's Bakery are carrot cake, cornbread and crackers. Also missing, all kinds of bread. Only thing left? Kale crumpets. Hmmm ... who doesn't like kale? But, they left the loot. To add to the mystery, the security system is fully operational. Was this an inside job? The Gumshoe Zoo is on the case! Missing from Betty's Bakery are carrot cake, cornbread and crackers. Also missing, all kinds of bread. Only thing left? Kale crumpets. Hmmm ... who doesn't like kale? But, they left the loot. To add to the mystery, the security system is fully operational. Was this an inside job?

  14. 4 out of 5

    Cally Gautz

    I LOVED the writing. It really takes some skill to go through an alliteration of the WHOLE alphabetic, IN SUCCESSION, and : 1) have everything make sense 2) be enjoyable and entertaining 3) not skip any letters. I wasn't a huge fan of the artwork, though, and I'm a sucker for beautiful/unique picture books. I LOVED the writing. It really takes some skill to go through an alliteration of the WHOLE alphabetic, IN SUCCESSION, and : 1) have everything make sense 2) be enjoyable and entertaining 3) not skip any letters. I wasn't a huge fan of the artwork, though, and I'm a sucker for beautiful/unique picture books.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Tania Roberts

    Alliteration for children at it's finest. An entertaining story chalked full of big "grown up" words to expand everyone's vocabulary. I'm not a fan of comic book style stories and illustration, but it's an excellent read even for the text alone. There's also a fun filled fact page at the end with some interesting animal facts. Alliteration for children at it's finest. An entertaining story chalked full of big "grown up" words to expand everyone's vocabulary. I'm not a fan of comic book style stories and illustration, but it's an excellent read even for the text alone. There's also a fun filled fact page at the end with some interesting animal facts.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Aileen Stewart

    Betty's Burgled Bakery is an adventure in alliteration starting with the letter "A" and finishing with the letter "Z". The end papers are particularly beautiful with tiny pictures of baked goods, the story is told in graphic style, and the mystery of who burgled Betty is solved satisfactorily. This seems like a fun book that would benefit both regular teachers and home school teachers. Betty's Burgled Bakery is an adventure in alliteration starting with the letter "A" and finishing with the letter "Z". The end papers are particularly beautiful with tiny pictures of baked goods, the story is told in graphic style, and the mystery of who burgled Betty is solved satisfactorily. This seems like a fun book that would benefit both regular teachers and home school teachers.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Anthony

    Someone has burgled Betty's bakery before breakfast, and it's up to the Gumshoe Zoo Detectives to help solve the mystery. This fun story focuses o the use of alliteration, which adds to the prose with its repetition as the Gumshoe Detectives wrap up the mystery. Someone has burgled Betty's bakery before breakfast, and it's up to the Gumshoe Zoo Detectives to help solve the mystery. This fun story focuses o the use of alliteration, which adds to the prose with its repetition as the Gumshoe Detectives wrap up the mystery.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Reagan Smith

    This book not only takes children on a mystery adventure, but it uses fun alliteration too! This is one of the cutest books I have ever read. With fun graphics, words and characters, children will be invested in this book. I could even use this in my future classroom when teaching alliteration.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Guadalupe Arcibar

    This book will keep in your toes about the mystery about the burglary that came in the bakery. The book is great for students that are just learning what the meaning of mystery is. They will be engage to the book because they will want to know who stole in the bakery. Overall great book to read!

  20. 4 out of 5

    Lynn

    Graphic novel format. A fun one to use in a classroom

  21. 5 out of 5

    Danielle

    Most marvelous mystery with clever creativity. :)

  22. 4 out of 5

    Colette

    If you need to illustrate alliteration this book is just the ticket!

  23. 4 out of 5

    Maren Prestegaard

    Creative. Rather big words for the young set.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Aliza Werner

    Written with alliteration through the alphabet. An early graphic novel.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Michelle

    A very different alphabet book!

  26. 5 out of 5

    Robin

    A madcap mystery with massive mirth!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Elise

    Loved the alliteration and kids loved the story, esp at age 6

  28. 4 out of 5

    Kristin

    This would be a great mentor text for a lesson on alliteration! Very creative story!

  29. 4 out of 5

    Brett

    Deliriously delightful & enchantingly, engagingly educational while also being hysterically hilarious.

  30. 5 out of 5

    The Voracious Bibliophile

    Meh.

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