Sunday, October 31, 2010

Children’s Book Review: Scaredy-Cat, Splat! by Rob Scotton

Title: Scaredy-Cat, Splat!
Author: Rob Scotton
Available: Now
Reading Level: Children's

4.5 out of 5 Stars

Description from Goodreads:

It's Halloween, and Splat is determined to be the scariest cat in the class. Unfortunately he's just too much of a scaredy-cat. He's afraid of a little spider, and everyone says his costume looks more silly than scary. And when Mrs. Wimpydimple tells a ghost story in the dark, Splat gets so frightened that he tips over his jack-o'-lantern. But when the lights go back on, the entire class is scared silly by a small, black, furry creature with a big pumpkin head. Whooooo can it be?

My thoughts:

Scaredy-Cat, Splat was our first experience with the adorable kitty known as Splat. Since reading this we’ve also added Merry Christmas, Splat to our children’s book collection. My daughters absolutely adore both. I’ve lost count of how many times we’ve read Scaredy-Cat, Splat since it arrived on our doorstep. A fun story that encourages child interaction and provokes out of control giggling. Super cute illustrations that feature Splat and his friends. This is a great book to share with children ages 8 and younger.  Bonus points for containing a story I fondly remember my teachers reading to me during the Halloween season when I was a child. 

Our family loves Splat, and we look forward to having many more reading adventures with him!

Other books featuring Splat:

Splat the CatMerry Christmas, Splat (Splat the Cat)Love, Splat (Splat the Cat)

Coming in 2011:

Splat the Cat: Where's the Easter Bunny?

Source: Publisher provided copy