Splat the Cat by Rob Scotton

Splat the Cat
Rob Scotton
HarperCollins (2008)
ISBN 9780060831547
Reviewed by Cayden (age 4) and Max (age 2) Aures and Mom for Reader Views (7/08)

 

“Splat the Cat” is a story about a cat named Splat who is worried about attending his first day of school.  To make him feel better he tucks his pet mouse Seymour away in his lunch box and brings him with him to school.  His teacher, Mrs. Wimpydimple, teaches the class that “Cats climb trees, drink milk, and chase mice.”  Splat finds out that the latter part holds true when he opens his lunch box at lunchtime revealing Seymour and all of his cat classmates take off after the mouse!

Cayden:  “That cat has funny hair on the cover!  It is all sticking out!”

Max:  “Mouse, pencil”

Cayden:  “The mouse is holding a pencil and the cat has three pencils.”

Max:  “Splat cat”

Cayden:  “Splat is a funny name for a cat!!”

Cayden:  “I am glad his mom brushed his hair but it still looks funny!”

Cayden:  “Why is he bringing a mouse to school with him?  How is it going to breathe shut in his lunch box?  Is there air in there?”

Max:  “Bike ride”

Cayden:  “He is riding his bike to school.  That is a silly looking bike though.  The back wheel is real little!”

Max:  “Chase mouse!”

Cayden:  “I hope they don’t catch him!”

Cayden:  “I liked the pictures in this book, they were funny!”

Max:  “Funny!!”

Parent’s comments:
“Splat the Cat” was an entertaining book with a fun storyline for preschoolers.  The names in the book, like Splat the Cat and Mrs. Wimpydimple, made my children laugh out loud.  The book is filled with wonderfully detailed illustrations that I enjoyed as much as my children.  “Splat the Cat” by Rob Scotton is definitely a winner and we highly recommend it!

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