Happy Halloween, Biscuit!

Book review by
Ann Marie Sammataro, Common Sense Media
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Warm, humorous tale reflects preschool tastes.

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The parents' guide to what's in this book.

Positive Messages

One illustration shows the young girl putting her arm inside the pumpkin, presumably placing a lighted candle there. Parents may want to caution young readers that handling candles can be a potentially dangerous activity.

Violence & Scariness

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that the warmly drawn illustrations, containing oversized lift-the-flap sections, will fascinate readers, keep eyes and hands busy and invigorate the text and story.

User Reviews

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Parent of a 7-year-old Written byeswanson April 9, 2008

A nice simple Halloween story

Not the most exciting book for parents but the predictability of Biscuits' "woof" is good for kids. Big flaps are easy to handle too. I'd... Continue reading
Kid, 10 years old September 25, 2009

i rememer this XD

haha i remember this was my fave. its cute and tells kids that dogs are cute and great ^^ such cute pics too

What's the story?

It's Halloween night! As a little girl prepares for the fun-filled activities, her mischievous pup follows. Lift the flap and see what he's gotten into. The warm, inviting illustrations are well matched to preschool tastes. The energetic spirit of the puppy bounds through the book.


Is it any good?

In this seasonal tale, one in a series about the ongoing adventures of the lovable Biscuit, Capucilli's text works well as a read-aloud for the very young. Her simple language is good for emergent readers, providing plenty of word repetition to inspire confidence. Capucilli weaves an amusing tale to sustain children's interest while adhering to a manageable format and style for new readers.

Schories's vivid illustrations are the focal point of the book; spreading out across every page, they convey the humor and a majority of the action of the tale. The lively drawings capture the boundless energy of a puppy and appeal to children. Preschool readers responded well to the story, which taps into their love of dress up and the thrill of Halloween.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about Halloween costumes and playing dress up. Why is it fun to pretend to be someone -- or something -- else?

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