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Biscuit Goes to School Reprint Edition
Contributor(s): Capucilli, Alyssa Satin, Schories, Pat (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0064436160     ISBN-13: 9780064436168
Publisher: Harpercollins Childrens Books
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Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: July 2003
Annotation: Even though dogs are not allowed in school, Biscuit is determined to see and do everything that takes place in school and wants to meet the teacher. What will the teacher do when Biscuit sneaks in?
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Dogs; Fiction.
Schools; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Readers
- Juvenile Fiction | School & Education
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: 00049881
Lexile Measure: 100
Academic/Grade Level: Kindergarten, Ages 5-6
Series: Biscuit My First I Can Read
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 9.00" H x 6.00" W x 0.25" (0.12 lbs) 21 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 61032
Reading Level: 0.9   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q34075
Reading Level: 1.4   Interest Level: Grades K-2   Point Value: 1.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
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

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2003 Spring)
When Biscuit the dog sneaks into school, he explores a gym class, a story hour, and the lunch line. His owner tries to hide him, but Biscuit quickly wins the hearts of both her classmates and their teacher. The plot is minimal, but the simple text (much of which is the refrain ""Woof, woof!"") and the serviceable illustrations make it an obvious choice for both Biscuit fans and new readers. Copyright 2003 Horn Book Guide Reviews

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2003 November)
PreS-Gr 1-This story by Alyssa Capucilli (HarperCollins, 2001) about the appealing little puppy, Biscuit, uses simple language to tell of his adventures following his mistress to school. Sadly, dogs are not supposed to go to school, but that doesn't deter this impish fellow. Chaos ensues, but of course all ends well. Each page features one or two simple sentences. In addition, most of the words are one-syllable words appropriate for beginning readers, such as "dog," "woof," and "wants." The narrator, Andrea Kessler, begins by introducing the story and directing readers to turn to the first page, describing the picture on that page. Her voice is clear and easy to understand. The watercolor illustrations also help to tell the story, and early readers will find them useful in discerning text. Bright music and background sound effects add a nice touch to the story. The page-turning sound is clear and easy to detect. On side two, the story is told uninterrupted. The use of repetitive text makes this a perfect choice for new readers. A useful addition for public and school libraries.-Maren Ostergard, Bellevue Regional Library, King County Library System, WA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2004 October)
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.