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Format:
Title:
Bathtime for Biscuit
ISBN:
9780060279370

9780060279387

9780064442640

9780061335389

9780758760036

9780613228190

9781442009257

9780780793378
Edition:
First edition.
Publication:
New York, NY : HarperCollinsPublishers, [1998]
Physical Description:
28 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Series title(s):
Summary:
Biscuit the puppy runs away from his bath with his puppy friend, Puddles.
Reading Level:
Preschool.

150 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader 1.1.

Reading Counts! 1.1.

Accelerated Reader AR LG 1.1 0.5 27484.

Reading Counts RC K-2 1.1 1 Quiz: 00953 Guided reading level: C.
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EASY C (YELLOW)
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J LEVEL 1 - CAPUCILLI
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Summary

Summary

Everything is ready for Biscuit to take a bath'everything except Biscuit! After rolling in the mud and playing in the garden with his friend Puddles, will Biscuit ever get clean? Whether or not they share Biscuit's reluctance to take a bath, beginning readers will adore reading about his appealing antics in this My First I Can Read Book, the third in the best-selling series about the popular puppy.


"Another successful easy reader from the creators of Biscuit and Biscuit Finds a Friend. . . . A good choice for the youngest readers and listeners alike."-- School Library Journal Woof, woof! It's Biscuit's bathtime, but this little puppy doesn't want to take a bath! Biscuit would rather roll in the dirt and play with his friend Puddleswill he ever get clean? The appealing illustrations perfectly match the humor of the simple text in this third My First I Can Read Book about the popular puppy. Emergent readers may recognize Biscuit's reluctance to take a bath, but they won't be able to resist Bathtime for Biscuit!

2001 Garden State Children's Book Award (Easy Rdr Cat.)


Author Notes

Prolific children's book author Alyssa Satin Capucilli was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1957. She earned her B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College in New York, where she has also taught writing. She was a professional dancer and dance instructor before her writing career began. Her first published book was a lift-the-flap work called Peekaboo Bunny, and she is well known for her series for beginning readers featuring the puppy Biscuit.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 3

School Library Journal Review

PreS-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 (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Horn Book Review

Biscuit the puppy is adorable, cuddly, and mischievous. When he escapes from his bath, his young owner ends up in the bath instead. The format and simple text make this accessible for beginning readers, but the story is better suited to preschoolers, for whom the final splash will be a delightful surprise. The lively illustrations give Biscuit plenty of character. From HORN BOOK Spring 1999, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Booklist Review

Gr.1. The text is brief, and the illustrations have an old-fashioned kind of sweetness in this simple tale depicting the hassles involved in getting a mischievous little dog, Biscuit, into a bath. Biscuit's owner eventually manages the job, but not without Biscuit exacting a predictably comical revenge. The vocabulary is quite basic--see, bath, roll, etc.--and there's plenty of repetition in the text to allow for reading practice. Even if there isn't much that's memorable about the story, new readers will still come away feeling they've had a successful reading experience. --Stephanie Zvirin