Biscuit is a lovable puppy who is anxious to meet the newest member of the householda newborn baby. He excitingly investigates new objects that have appeared in the house such as a rattle, a pair of booties, and a receiving blanket. But the baby's big sister must keep reminding Biscuit that it is not quite time to meet the baby, who is asleep in a bassinet all through the puppy's excited "woofs." With short sentences and repetitive word use, this book is ideal for beginning readers. The plot is treated with appropriate simplicity as well. Each page has a tender picture showing Biscuit, who looks like a golden retriever pup, actively pursuing his goal of being introduced to the baby. Children with pets and new babies in their homes will especially appreciate the realistic and natural curiosity that Biscuit experiences. This title is a "My First 'I Can Read' Book" and is one in a series of books about Biscuit's adventures. 2005, HarperCollins Publishers, , and Ages 4 to 6.
Cherie Ilg Haas