Early Reader – Biscuit’s New Trick

Biscuit the puppy is going to learn a new trick. His girl wants him to fetch a ball. But Biscuit is more interested in chewing on his bone, chasing cats, and making mischief. Will he ever learn the trick?

This is a My First I Can Read book, intended for emergent readers. There are one to two very simple sentences on each page, with a lot of repeated words, making the book accessible to even the most beginning readers. The very cute illustrations reflect the text.

While the commands “Fetch the ball, Biscuit!” and so on are presumed to be dialog, they are not presented as such in the text, i.e. there are no quotation marks used. This could possibly be confusing in terms of who is talking, as when the command to fetch the dog is followed by “Woof, woof!” However, I’m pretty sure that even beginning readers will be able to sort out that the dog is barking and the girl is talking.


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