Love, Splat

Love, Splat

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by Rob Scotton
     
 

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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

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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?

Editorial Reviews

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
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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062077769
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
11/22/2011
Series:
Splat the Cat Series
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
1,289,563
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
AD700L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Rob Scotton is the bestselling author and illustrator of Splat the Cat; Love, Splat; Merry Christmas, Splat; Scaredy-Cat, Splat!; Russell the Sheep; Russell and the Lost Treasure; and Russell’s Christmas Magic. 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 Splat the Cat; Love, Splat; Merry Christmas, Splat; Scaredy-Cat, Splat!; Russell the Sheep; Russell and the Lost Treasure; and Russell’s Christmas Magic. 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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Love, Splat 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 56 reviews.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
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.
Fast_ReaderNY More than 1 year ago
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.
KindergartenTeacher66 More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Ivy1890 More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Splat is one of my favriote charactors. He's super cute. Read them all. They are funny and cute. You wont regret. Buy now!!!!!!!!!!
newmexicobob More than 1 year ago
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.
MLB-CA More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story and pictures are very cute, wonderful for all ages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Our four daughters love the book "Love, Splat". We read it everyday at nap time.
KOL91506 More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book that I got one for my friends 2nd grade class. It teaches kids about love and the reality of it.
lllong More than 1 year ago
We read this at my daughter's 3rd grade class Valentine's Day party. The class was very attentive and responsive. Then we donated it to her teacher's classroom library. She was very pleased to place it next to her other Splat book. Fun pictures and story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got this for My 4yr old daughter for Valentine's Day. She loved it so much that I bought the original Splat the Cat book. I'm hoping there will be more in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this newest edtion about Splat! It will delight young listeners and the adult reader. The illustrations are terrific!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My kids love all the splat the cat books. Nice and easy. Not baby books bit not to wordy
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