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Biscuit's Big Friend (My First I Can Read) Paperback – December 23, 2003
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About 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.
Top Customer Reviews
BISCUIT'S BIG FRIEND is a cute little book at the Kindergarten reading level (end of Kindergarten).
As Biscuit stories go, this one is alright. It's not as good as BISCUIT WINS A PRIZE but it is good practice. The story actually reminds me of LITTLE BLACK A PONY. Stories about being Big and Small and how small animals, and by inference children, can do things that large animals/people cannot do. In this case Biscuit is sort of behind the curve because he can't carry and fetch like Sam. In fact, he falls in Sam's waterdish. All this is reversed though to Biscuit's advantage when a ball goes astray.
Here's some sample text from one page:
Sam's dish is too big
Sweet book about friendship and using what you have to your advantage. The artwork is adorable as usual.
**Teachers should note that there is an Accelerated Reader test available. Also that this book is Common Core aligned.
The Biscuit series of books has Biscuit the Dog go on simple yet fun adventures. The story here explores Biscuit's friendship with a bigger dog, Sam. The vocabulary is simple with familiar sight words that will motivate a young child who is just beginning to read. It helps to build confidence in reading whilst engaging a young reader's interest through the colorful illustrations and charming story. This is a wonderful and appealing series for early readers.
Sam is a very big dog, so big that Biscuit could take a bath in his water dish. Biscuit wants to be big like Sam but learns, in the end, that being small has its own virtues.
Another fun Biscuit book. In this one Biscuit learns that being oneself if the thing to do and that you need not be like someone else.
The book presents some minor challenges to keep a new reader interested as well as easy challenges to keep the reader's confidence up!
I am afraid I find these books boring, but they are easy enough to excite a first timer, and that is the whole purpose. I would describe the Biscuit books as reading level .50.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My one-year old granddaughter asks for this story again and again. As usual in this series, the illustrations are great. Biscuit saves the day when he retrieves the ball!Published on December 9, 2013 by Beverlie Yocum
Granddaughter is just learning how to read and immediately picked it up and began reading the best she could. Very good book to teach little ones.Published on September 25, 2013 by Bunny