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Summary: Biscuit the dog helps another dog feel at ease and play in a new situation. This is an illustrated story about friendship.
Type of Reading: bedtime story, anytime reading, family reading, playtime reading, read aloud book, learning to read
Recommended Age: read together: 3 to 8; read yourself: 4 to 8
Reading Level: 1.2
Age of Child: Read with 4-year-old girl.
Young Reader Reaction: Our daughter liked the drawings and thought the story was fun. She had picked out this book at the library, and it is one she wanted to read more than once.
Adult Reader Reaction: I liked this simple, fun story. Kids learn how to help make others feel more at ease. They also see that it can be fun to play with other children, even if you have never met them.
Pros: It is a great story about helping other kids feel at ease when they are in a new situation. They tell the story using dogs but it is easily applied to children.
Borrow or Buy: Borrow. Once your child knows how to read it they won’t want it anymore. I would just borrow it from the library.
Educational Themes: This is a story about making friends. It introduces social skills concepts in a way that young kids understand.
Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book, animal stories, friendship, series book
Date(s) Reviewed: May 2008
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