Biscuit is a small yellow puppy. It’s time for bed, but first Biscuit wants to hear a story, have a drink, and have a light on. He also needs his blanket, his doll and his good-night hug. And wouldn’t everything be better if he was sleeping in his girl’s bed? This is the first in a series of books about Biscuit.
This book is a “My First” I Can Read Book. It is intended for children who have only just begun to learn to read, and as such the language and words are very simple, with extreme repetition. Almost every page says “Time for bed, Biscuit! Woof, woof! Biscuits want a _________”. This helps a new reader learn to recognize sight words, and helps the fledging reader gain confidence as his/her ability to read the story fluently increases from the beginning of the book to the end, as s/he becomes more familiar with the repeated sentences. The author is Alyssa Satin Capucilli.
The first half of the book the pictures reflect the text. A little girl gives the dog what he wants. The second half of the book, the pictures add to the text. The fact that Biscuit has followed the girl upstairs to her own room is gained through the illustrations. The pictures, by Pat Schories, are very cute and will appeal to most children, particularly girls. The illustrations are colorful and done in a realistic fashion on an uncluttered white background.