Biscuit Goes to School (My First I Can Read Series)

Biscuit Goes to School (My First I Can Read Series)

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by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, Pat Schories
     
 

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Share the love of reading with your beginner reader!

I Can Read books are widely recognised as the premier line of beginner readers. Inaugurated in 1957 with Else Holmelund Minarik's Little Bear, illustrated by Maurice Sendak, the series has grown to over 200 titles, which include mysteries, adventure stories, poetry, historical fiction and humour. Featuring

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Share the love of reading with your beginner reader!

I Can Read books are widely recognised as the premier line of beginner readers. Inaugurated in 1957 with Else Holmelund Minarik's Little Bear, illustrated by Maurice Sendak, the series has grown to over 200 titles, which include mysteries, adventure stories, poetry, historical fiction and humour. Featuring award-winning authors and illustrators, and a fabulous cast of classic characters, I Can Read books introduce children to the joy of reading independently.

Just like his young fans, Biscuit can't wait to go to school! Even though no dogs are allowed, he is determined to see and do everything that takes place at school. But what will happen when the teacher discovers a puppy in his classroom?

Ages 5-7

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Designed to support little ones as they begin to approach print, this tape and book combination featuring Biscuit the dog is sure to delight these fledgling readers. Biscuit is an irrepressible puppy who follows his little girl everywhere she goes. In this case, she is off to school and Biscuit decides he wants to go, too. He follows her to school and, instead of causing a commotion, he ends up being the hit of the class! Young children will enjoy Biscuit's story and the fun of turning the pages along with the tape. For the first time, they just might feel like a real reader. 2003, HarperCollins Audio, Ages 3 to 5.
— Joan Kindig, Ph.D.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 1-Alyssa Capucilli's appealing story (HarperCollins, 2001) of a pup's adventures following his owner to school. The repetitive text makes this a perfect choice for new readers while lively music and sound effects add interest. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Biscuit, Capucilli's playful pooch (Biscuit Wants to Play, 2001, etc.), tries a paw at higher learning. After being admonished by his owner that dogs do not go to school, the curious canine decides to attend for a day. A quick dash across the park deposits the inquisitive pooch inside the school, where Biscuit takes a quick peek at a typical school day. Story time and snack time are the highlights of the puppy's trip, while the gentle suspense of being discovered by the little girl heightens the tension of the tale just enough to sweep hesitant readers along to the conclusion. For this My First I Can Read Book, Capucilli's selection of topic and complexity of vocabulary is right on target for novice readers. Her hallmark combination of questions and statements, liberally interspersed with Biscuit's jovial barks, executed in the most basic language-is at once familiar and encouraging for the youngest reader. Schories's colorful illustrations portray the puppy's exuberant explorations and frequent tumbles into mischief. A warmly and invitingly drawn school environment, populated by friendly students and genial teachers, will resonate with children already in school while allowing little one's a glimpse of what to expect. (Easy reader. 3-5)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780064436168
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
07/01/2003
Series:
My First I Can Read Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
54,398
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.12(d)
Lexile:
100L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Alyssa Satin Capucilli is the author of the first story about Tulip and Rex, Tulip Loves Rex, as well as the bestselling Biscuit books and many other beloved children's books. She lives in a book-filled home in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.

Pat Schories's engaging illustrations of the puppy Biscuit are modeled on her own dog. In addition to having illustrated all the Biscuit books, she is also the artist and author of He's Your Dog and Mouse Around. Ms. Schories lives in Cold Spring, NY.

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