Biscuit Phonics Fun by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Illustrated by Pat Schories
Genre: Juvenile Fiction / Beginning Readers – My First I Can Read!
Ages 3 to 5, Grade P
Pages: 12 pages each in 12 little books
Date Published: June 24, 2008
Publisher: HarperCollins Children’s
Phonics is fun with Biscuit! Based on the lastest research about how children learn to read, these twelve full-color books feature repeated examples of short vowel sounds and common sight words. The simple stories about the little yellow puppy will make the process of learning to read fun.
As I have said before, teaching a child to read is a long term project and I love the idea of little phonics readers like the Bob Books so it excites me that the HarperCollins I Can Read! series is coming out with Phonics Fun packages that are little boxes full of phonics readers. While these are the same size and similar looking to Bob Books these are not the same and not a replacement, however I think they can be a fun add on and reinforcement. Using subjects that the early reader is familiar with can make this activity all the more fun.
These are so far the best beginning readers in the Phonics Fun choices that I have seen so far. Much like the wonderful early readers that feature our beloved Biscuit these little readers are short and sweet with simple sentences and small words. We are delighted to take these off the shelf and read them after finishing a phonics lesson or moving on from a Bob Book choice. I cannot wait for the second set, Biscuit Phonics Fun #2 to be released! Also look out for the sets featuring Little Critter Phonics Fun as well.
*Thanks to HarperCollins for providing a copy for review.*
Alyssa Satin Capucilli is the author of the bestselling Biscuit series, as well as the author of What Kind of Kiss? She lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. You can visit her online at www.alyssacapucilli.com.
Pat Schories is the illustrator of the Biscuit books as well as her own wordless picture books. Her dog Spike—a black retriever—was the model for Biscuit. She and her family live in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.