Books by Alyssa Satin Capucilli

TULIP LOVES REX by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Released: Dec. 23, 2013

"A self-consciously didactic story that deals blandly with its theme. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Wince-inducing platitudes lace this saccharine story of loving and being loved. Read full book review >
BISCUIT IN THE GARDEN by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Released: April 1, 2013

"The simplicity of the story makes it work, as it has since the beginning of the series: Dog. Birds. Garden. And, with patience, adults can learn to enjoy it as well. (Early reader. 3-5)"
This book will not only make children want to garden, it will make them want a dog and a bird, too. Read full book review >
MONKEY PLAY by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"The monkeys may be playful, but this title isn't as much fun for new readers as it should be. (Early reader. 5-7)"
No matter how playful they are, the frolicking monkeys in Capucilli and Pang's collaboration fail to make this beginning reader a success. Read full book review >
BISCUIT'S ABCS by Pat  Schories
Released: Aug. 30, 2011

"Likely to breed more fans for this hard-working pup. (Board book. 1-4) "
Toddlers' puppy pal Biscuit returns with a lift-the-flap smorgasbord. Read full book review >
PANDA KISSES by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 9, 2008

"A sweet treat to share with a beginning reader. (Early reader. 4-7)"
When a young panda asks each of his parents for a kiss, they give him choices: "A soft kiss? / A sweet kiss? / A sticky bamboo treat kiss?" Read full book review >
KATY DUCK, CENTER STAGE by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
ANIMALS
Released: May 6, 2008

"There's absolutely nothing about this book or the other Katy Duck titles that cries out for the board format; it does a disservice to the board-book audience who will not understand it and to the preschoolers who deserve a fuller tale."
Capucilli works on developing her Katy Duck franchise to Biscuit proportions. Read full book review >
PEDRO’S BURRO by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 1, 2007

"Expert fare for individual reading. (Easy reader. 5-6)"
Pedro and his Papa head to town to choose a burro in this new tale for fledgling readers from the author of the popular Biscuit series. Read full book review >
LITTLE SPOTTED CAT by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2005

"An old theme with a camp approach, but in spite of the colorful artwork, the appeal pales and the tale is stale. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Little Spotted Cat finds several diversions to forestall taking a nap: jumping, tangling yarn, drinking cool water and hopping with a grasshopper. Read full book review >
HAPPY HANUKKAH, BISCUIT! by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A pleasant addition to the Biscuit canon. (Picture book. 1-5)"
Biscuit's (Biscuit Goes to School, p. 877, etc.) back and this time he's celebrating Hanukkah. Read full book review >
BISCUIT GOES TO SCHOOL by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2002

"A warmly and invitingly drawn school environment, populated by friendly students and genial teachers, will resonate with children already in school while allowing little one's a glimpse of what to expect. (Easy reader. 3-5)"
Biscuit, Capucilli's playful pooch (Biscuit Wants to Play, 2001, etc.), tries a paw at higher learning. Read full book review >
WHAT KIND OF KISS? by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2001

"A warm and cozy depiction of the contented bliss of a well-loved child. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Osculation is the name of the game in this cheerful little tale packed full of love. Read full book review >
MRS. MCTATS AND HER HOUSEFUL OF CATS by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 2001

"Children will want to count the cats on each page and follow their favorites through the story, particularly on the page where they are all hiding or where they are all gathered together for a group shot. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Mrs. McTats lives in a cozy cottage with only her cat, Abner, until one day visitors begin arriving wanting to stay. Read full book review >
BISCUIT WANTS TO PLAY by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Traditional and sweet, just like homemade buttermilk biscuits with honey. (Easy reader. 4-7)"
Golden-brown puppy Biscuit seems to have arrived at superstar status: a stack of related easy-reader titles about the puppy's activities and holidays, four more titles for spring 2001, and over a million Biscuit books in print. Read full book review >
BISCUIT'S NEW TRICK by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
ANIMALS
Released: April 30, 2000

"This continuation of the lovable puppy's capers is a real treat and will have audiences clamoring for more. (Easy reader. 4-6)"
Capucilli's (Bathtime for Biscuit, not reviewed) frolicsome puppy romps through another adventure in this latest entry in the My First I Can Read Book series. Read full book review >