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Author: Alyssa Satin Capucilli

Illustrator: Rose Mary Berlin

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Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers,

Material: board book

Summary: This is a short Easter "story" with Biscuit (a dog) and a little girl exploring Easter and spring-themed objects. Each page has a textured portion. This is a touch-and-feel board book.

Type of Reading: bedtime story, family reading, playtime reading, read aloud book, interactive reading

Recommended Age: read together: 0 to 4; read yourself: 6 to 8

Interest Level: 1 to 5

Reading Level: 1.2

Age of Child: Shared with children ages 1 and 3.

Young Reader Reaction: Both boys enjoyed the book. The one-year-old loved it and was interested in touching all the textures and turning the pages.

Adult Reader Reaction: I loved how this book captured my 1-year-old's attention. This is a perfect book for ages 9 months to 2 years.

Pros: This board book offers a good array of textures and happy spring colors. Kids love dogs.

Cons: The text, although short and age appropriate, is not overly stimulating. There isn't much of a story.

Borrow or Buy: Borrow. This is a good book for sharing; it would also make a great Easter gift.

If You Liked This Book, Try: THAT'S NOT MY DINOSAUR ... (Usborne Touchy-Feely Books)   TOUCH AND FEEL PUPPY (Touch and Feel Series)   FAIRIES (Usborne Sparkly Touchy-Feely Book)

Educational Themes: This si a book for stimulating infants and young children. There are lots of textures and colors for them to explore.

Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book series, animal characters, Easter

Date(s) Reviewed: July 2008

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