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by Laura Ripes

The Spaghetti-Slurping Sewer Serpent is an adorable book about a boy named Sammy, who is certain that a serpent lives in his sewer. Whenever his mom scrapes leftover food into the sink, he hears strange slurping sounds.He even sees traces of spaghetti sauce outside on the street near the sewer entrance. He and his sister decide to search for the serpent to see if it is real after all.

This is an excellent book that uses crafts such as using intentional words to make the story fun to read and listen to. The author used craft in choosing words that sounds interesting by using alliterations of the letter "s", which is shown in the title. One example of this goes, "The next day, Sammy sees spaghetti strands scattered across his street and a slimy sauce surrounding the sewer." Another example is, "As the stars shined own on the sewer cap, it shakes, then slowly shifts to the side." I think that the author used craft well because I love how she is able to find so many words that begin with "s" to tell this story and in my opinion, alliterations are very fun to listen to. This would be also pleasing for children because the sentences sound silly (see what I did there? ;D). I also appreciate the ending of the story because it was comedic and poignant. I personally think that children's books should have clear endings so that there is no confusion after the book is over.

Some strategies or ideas I could take from this piece to teach writing is to use clever alliterations to catch the reader's interest. Books can tell amazing stories without being very serious and I love the playful language that the author uses. This technique would be great to teach to children who might want to write a funny story using alliterations.

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PublisherTwo Lions
GanreChildrens
Release date 08.05.2012
Pages count32
eBook formatKindle Edition, (torrent)En
File size1.7 Mb
Book rating4.02 (100 votes)
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