Splat the Cat

Splat the Cat
by Rob Scotton
Published 2008 by HarperCollins
48 pages. Hardcover.
Rating: 5/5

It’s Splat’s first day of school and he’s worried. What if he doesn’t make any new friends? Just in case, Splat decides to bring along his pet mouse, Seymour, and hides him in his lunchbox. The teacher, Mrs. Wimpydimple, introduces Splat to the class and he soon starts learning all his important cat lessons. But when Seymour escapes and the cats do what cats do (they chase mice!), Splat’s worried again. Maybe now he’ll lose all his friends, old and new! Just in time, wise Mrs. Wimpydimple takes charge and teaches everyone an important new lesson. Maybe Cat School is going to be okay after all!

Adorable! Splat is perfect for a bedtime story the night before the first day of school. The art is really good, and Splat is a memorable character. He seems to be the only black cat in the whole book, which I guess makes him stand out as the main character. He has a pet mouse, who seems very helpful. And he has an awesome bike. I’m going to have to remember this one for when I have kids. I definitely recommend this one for your little ones. The book suggests an age range of 3-7 years old.

He’s just so cute! This book also totally matches my blog design. Just saying.

Source: Homewood Public Library. Homewood, AL.
Author’s website: http://www.robscotton.com/
Purchase this book: IndieBound

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  1. I'd forgotten about this book! I'm in the midst of planning my activities and lessons for the first month of school (I'm a teacher) and will have to fit this in as a read aloud. Thanks! 😀

  2. Glad I could give you a reminder!


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