Love, Splat

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From bestselling author Rob Scotton

It’s Valentine’s Day and Splat has a special valentine for a certain someone in his class. Her name is Kitten, and Splat likes her even more than fish sticks and ice cream. But Kitten doesn’t seem to like him at all. And then there’s Splat’s rival, Spike, who also likes Kitten. Will Splat’s heartfelt valentine win Kitten’s paw in the end?

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Overview

From bestselling author Rob Scotton

It’s Valentine’s Day and Splat has a special valentine for a certain someone in his class. Her name is Kitten, and Splat likes her even more than fish sticks and ice cream. But Kitten doesn’t seem to like him at all. And then there’s Splat’s rival, Spike, who also likes Kitten. Will Splat’s heartfelt valentine win Kitten’s paw in the end?

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Like any self-respecting cat, Splat likes to gorge himself on fish sticks and ice cream, but even these cravings pale before his adoration of his classmate Kitten. As Valentine's Day approaches, our hero fashions a valentine so exquisite that he hopes that his secret love will ignore his rival and scamper to his side. Purr-fect for young lovers and would-be lovers.
Children's Literature - Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
Splat, the black cat, returns on Valentine's Day. Along with the cards he has made for everyone in his class, he has crafted a special one for white Kitten. He likes her "more than fish sticks and ice cream." But whenever she sees him she teases him and runs away. He sets out for school, so preoccupied when rounding a corner that he runs right into Kitten. Again she teases and he is puzzled. During recess at school, Spike, a tough cat in a striped jersey, spots the special Valentine addressed to Kitten and insists that he likes her more. He even has a much bigger card for her. Splat groans, sighs, and throws his away. To his surprise, Kitten retrieves it, then gives him one with a poem inside, along with words that echo his and make him smile: "I like you." On the front end page sits Splat on a bench, alone except for a small mouse. The mouse follows Splat around, sometimes on a bicycle, but on the back end page it is just Splat and Kitten. Splat is a bulky, rectangular furry feline with skinny arms and legs and white eyes set close together. The comic illustrations are mainly in shades of black and white, with touches of red for Splat and pink for Kitten. A small black cloud rains on Splat when he is particularly puzzled. Except for the action around the schoolyard, there are few props. Perhaps this story may help youngsters through their first crush. Reviewer: Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
School Library Journal

K-Gr 2

In this follow-up to Splat the Cat (HarperCollins, 2008), the fuzzy black feline learns that bigger isn't better when it comes to Valentine's Day cards. Splat has a crush on Kitten, a fluffy white cat with pea-green eyes, but he isn't the only one. Self-assured Spike informs Splat that he likes her much more and has prepared a superior Valentine to prove it. Discouraged, Splat tosses his tribute into the trash. Kitten smiles as she receives Spike's card but doesn't swoon as she reads, "You are so lucky that I like you." Happily, she notices the little red envelope in the trash and surprises Splat with a pink Valentine that leaves him grinning from ear to ear. The cartoon-style illustrations have a contemporary, quirky feel due to the monochromatic palette, which is punctuated with brightly colored details. Children will giggle at Splat's awkward interactions with Kitten and smile at the story's satisfying conclusion.-Lisa Glasscock, Columbine Public Library, Littleton, CO

Children's Literature - Carrie Hane Hung
Splat the cat returns with a Valentine's Day story. Splat takes special care in getting ready for Cat school. He has all his valentines made along with one extra special card in a red envelope for Kitten. Splat likes her more than fish sticks and ice cream. However, Splat feels that Kitten does not feel the same because she pulls his ears, pokes his stomach, ties his tail, and calls him smelly. Seymour, the mouse, has no explanation for Kitten's behavior. On his way to school, Splat literally runs into Kitten who reacts in her usual way of pulling his ears, etc. He is still puzzled about her behavior. At school, the students swap cards but Splat is hesitant to give Kitten the card that he made. Spike finds out that Splat likes Kitten and he challenges Splat as to which of them likes Kitten more. Splat feels outwitted by Spike. Will Kitten feel that Splat is special? In the illustrations, the limited use of color draws attention to Splat and his worried expressions. Those children who enjoy this story about Splat may want to read others in the series. Reviewer: Carrie Hane Hung
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060831578
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/25/2008
  • Series: Splat the Cat Series
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 778,786
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: AD700L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 10.32 (w) x 10.16 (h) x 0.33 (d)

Meet the Author

Rob Scotton

Rob Scotton is the bestselling author and illustrator of Russell the Sheep; Splat the Cat; Love, Splat; Merry Christmas, Splat; Scaredy-Cat, Splat!; Splish, Splash, Splat!; Secret Agent Splat!; and Splat Says Thank You! His work can also be found on greeting cards, ceramics, textiles, prints, stationery, and glassware. An honors graduate of Leicester Polytechnic, Rob now lives in Rutland, England, with his wife, Liz, who is also an artist.

Rob Scotton is the bestselling author and illustrator of Russell the Sheep; Splat the Cat; Love, Splat; Merry Christmas, Splat; Scaredy-Cat, Splat!; Splish, Splash, Splat!; Secret Agent Splat!; and Splat Says Thank You! His work can also be found on greeting cards, ceramics, textiles, prints, stationery, and glassware. An honors graduate of Leicester Polytechnic, Rob now lives in Rutland, England, with his wife, Liz, who is also an artist.

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  • Posted May 6, 2009

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    Reviewed by Jennifer Wardrip, aka "The Genius" for Kids @ TeensReadToo.com

    I absolutely adore Splat. If you haven't read SPLAT THE CAT, I highly recommend doing so, even though you don't have to do it before enjoying LOVE, SPLAT.

    Splat is determined that today will be perfect. After all, it's Valentine's Day, and he's got a certain someone on his mind - a snowy white cat, with pea green eyes, named Kitten.

    But when he runs into Kitten on the way to school (literally), he's too nervous to give her the card. And even when Valentines are exchanged during class, the funny feeling in his stomach won't let him give Kitten his special greeting. And at recess, when Spike informs Splat that he likes kitten, too (and has a much larger card to prove it), Splat gives up.

    His card goes into the trash.

    But Kitten finds it, and she has a small, pink envelope to give to Splat! And inside are the same three little words that his own card contained: I Like You.

    Splat is just so cute that I want to bring him home! The illustrations and story by Rob Scotton are absolutely perfect! Whenever you pick up a book featuring Splat, you won't be able to resist loving him just a little bit more.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 9, 2010

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    I Also Recommend:

    You gotta love Splatt

    What a great book! It's illustrations help you feel all the emotions of first crush love--so sweet and tender. Rob Scotton's best book so far.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 13, 2010

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    My Daughter absolutely loves this book!

    I bought this book for my six year old daughter and she just loves the illustrations and the story line. I gave it to her for Valentine's Day and she took it school the next day and insisted on reading it to the class for story time. She said that all of the kids in the class loved the story too. She liked this one so much that I also purchased Russell the Sheep by the same author and she loved that one as well.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 24, 2009

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    I Also Recommend:

    You Gotta Love Splat

    Ah, your first crush! With heart and humor, Splat makes his case for the affections of his first love. But as always in life, there are complications. A wonderful book for toddlers anytime, but especially for Valentine's Day.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 19, 2011

    splat is cute

    my brother loves them!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 14, 2011

    Cute

    My daughter liked this book. Splat is one of her favorite characters and she was happy with the read. Her favorite book is "Splat."

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 16, 2009

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    We love splat.

    Wonderful books for children and adults. I read this to my 3 year old niece. These books really helped increase her attention span with all the brilliant pictures and enticing stories.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2012

    Love splat

    My kids love all the splat the cat books. Nice and easy. Not baby books bit not to wordy

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2012

    Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    Splat is one of my favriote charactors. He's super cute. Read them all. They are funny and cute. You wont regret. Buy now!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2012

    Love it

    My almost three year old loves this book. It is sweet and interactive. It is so cute. The pictures and words work well together. Very enjoyable!

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  • Posted June 12, 2011

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    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 27, 2011

    So cute!

    I loved this book!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 22, 2011

    it is book is so remantik

    asome

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 10, 2011

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    fevedvfavffvtttwbwgsbrsv i did not read the book

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2010

    I love all the splat books! this book is about love!

    Breanna

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 21, 2010

    Valentine Teacher Gift

    As we were leaving the store, my 3rd grade son spotted the book. He said, "Mom, it's Splat!" He knew right then and there that he wanted to give the book to his teacher for Valentine's Day, which is exactly what he did. He presented it to her about 2 weeks before Valentine's Day and the class loved it!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2010

    A cute, classic story about a classroom Valentine's Day party. Splat has a secret crush on a girl in his class, but then finds out he has a rival. Who will she choose?

    I read this book to my second grade class for Valentine's Day and they loved the adorable illustrations and giggled at the part when Splat was so nervous on Valentine's morning. It's a sweet, simple story that kids and adults can relate to. Splat is one of my new favorite characters. I definitely plan to buy more Splat books to share with my students!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 8, 2009

    TO you for V day

    Valentines Gift to my sweetie...perfect adult "card" with empathy! He's a cat fan and he was touched and amuzed by Splat...big success

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2009

    Cute

    The story and pictures are very cute, wonderful for all ages.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2009

    Love, Splat

    Our four daughters love the book "Love, Splat". We read it everyday at nap time.

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