In the beginning, Danny is tempted to run away, but he discovers that Mrs. Nowell makes the best pepperoni pizza. He begins to find his way at the Nowellss home, which sits on the edge of a river bank overlooking the Mississippi River in southeastern Minnesota. His goals are to keep his faithful pet, Dog, and to find a girlfriend. Along the way, he makes lasting friendships and finds exciting adventures, like playing volleyball on Party Hill in the middle of the Mississippi River, stalking a bear in a corn field, and catching deer poachers on a no moon night.
Written in the style of Mark Twain, Danny Malloy, Samurai on Pawselin Prairie narrates Dannys coming-of-age story that includes his experiences of love and heartbreak.
Theres the pancreas. Paddle the kayak toward the narrow tail of the organ, so we can tie up and explore, Patty commands.
Explore what? asks Arthur.
The Islands of Langerhans, Patty responds.
Oh no, here we go again! I dont know if I can take any more excitement, Patty! I get the heebie-jeebies every time we paddle to a new place, Arthur exclaims.
Grow up, Arthur! Are you a bacterium or a chicken? Arthur thinks long and hard about the choices Patty gives him. He longs for the quiet and certainty of his home and school and family and friends. But at some deep level, he truly loves the excitement of exploring new lands. Pattys head slap wakes him up.
Im a bacterium! Arthur declares in a loud voice.
Okay, then get out of the kayak and tie us up to the tail of the pancreas, Patty orders.
Biscuit is excited to explore the garden. From the prettiest flowers to the smallest bugs, there's so much to see. And the little puppy even finds his own special way to add to the garden's bounty!
Biscuit in the Garden, a My First I Can Read book, is carefully crafted using basic language, word repetition, sight words, and sweet illustrations—which means it's perfect for shared reading with emergent readers.