Woof, woof! (That’s Biscuit talk for “great book!”)
In Happy Halloween, Biscuit!, Biscuit and a little girl travels through various fall activities including a pumpkin patch, choosing their Halloween costumes, and Trick or Treating. Throughout the story, Biscuit interacts adorably within the environment, like knocking down a scarecrow and crawling in a sweater as his Halloween costume.
One of the best aspects of this book is the construction. The pages of the book are tougher than paper, but not as think as a board book. This is the perfect construction for the target age range because it is more mature than a board book, but sturdy enough to not easily be ripped. The flap are also a nice touch because it allows readers to predict what Biscuit is doing before opening the flap.
Another aspect of Biscuit books that I love is the repetitive aspect. By creating a sentence structure that repeats so frequently, readers quickly familiarize themselves with many words in the text. This allows the reader to read at a fast, but accurate pace because they can predict the sequence of words coming up in the sentence.
Biscuit is also one of the positives in this book–he is so cute! If a child has read other books in this series, they will be excited to see Biscuit and all the fun activities he completes throughout the story!
Overall, Biscuit is a fun and appropriate book for its target age range. While this consistency is great for younger readers, older readers might become bored with the predictable sentence structure and situations. I give Happy Halloween, Biscuit! four out of five stars.