Bathtime for Biscuit (My First I Can Read Series)by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, Pat Schories
Everything is ready for Biscuit's bath—everything except Biscuit. He wants to roll in the mud and play with his friend Puddles!
Children's Literature - Joan CarrisAs a "My First I Can Read," this tale of Biscuit's bath is on the simplest level of all the "I Can Read" titles. Text is limited to one to three brief lines per page, and "Time for a bath, Biscuit!" is as tricky as it gets. Still, the puppy outwits his mistress and runs off to play with his buddy-dog, Puddles, in a fine, muddy place. It's the earnest young mistress who ends up in the tub. Simple, bright art enhances this amusing story for our very newest readers.
School Library JournalPreS-Gr 1-Biscuit the puppy is adorable and mischievous and would rather roll in the mud with his puppy friend, Puddles, than be bathed by his young owner. His owner eventually manages to get him into the bath, but not before she ends up getting one herself. Narrator Andrea Kessler provides a fun retelling of the story by Alyssa Satin Capucilli (HarperCollins, 1998). Playful background music supplements the telling nicely. One side of the tape has page-turn signals, while on side two the story is told uninterrupted. Although this title is classified as a "preschool reader" by the publisher, this age group will have trouble tackling words such as "friend," "sprinkler," and "Biscuit" on their own. However, youngsters will appreciate and enjoy the silliness of the story. Plenty of repetitive text makes this a good choice for beginning readers. A useful addition to school and public libraries.-Shauna Yusko, King County Library System, Bellevue, WA Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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