Biscuit and the Little Pup (My First I Can Read)
Alyssa Satin Capucilli
HarperCollins Children’s Books (2007)
ISBN 9780060741709
Reviewed by Cayden (age 3.5) and Max (age 19-months) Aures and Mom for Reader Views (4/08)

In “Biscuit and the Little Pup,” Biscuit is at the park playing ball.  On his way to retrieve it, he finds a little pup and tries to engage him in play.  However, the little pup won’t come out of the playhouse that he is hiding in.  Eventually though Biscuit finds a way to get him to play.

Cayden:  “Why won’t the puppy come out?”

Cayden:  “We play hide and seek too! “

Max:  “Hide!”

Max:  “Find!”

Cayden:  “Who is going to count?  Can dog’s count?”

Max:  “Woof! Woof!”

Max:  “Arf! Arf!”

Cayden:  “Why does one dog say ‘Woof’ and the other one says ‘Arf?’”

Parent’s comments:
“Biscuit and the Little Pup” is a great book for those just starting to learn how to read as it is part of the “I Can Read!” series of books.    It has very simple words with lots of repetition and that is extremely helpful in encouraging word recognition.  Although the text is basic, the book still has enough of a storyline to keep children interested.  My children love the character of Biscuit and enjoyed joining him on this latest adventure.

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