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Scaredy-Cat, Splat!
     

Scaredy-Cat, Splat!

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by Rob Scotton
 

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The fun of Splat the Cat continues in New York Times bestselling author-artist Rob Scotton's paper-over-board edition of Scaredy-Cat, Splat!

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

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The fun of Splat the Cat continues in New York Times bestselling author-artist Rob Scotton's paper-over-board edition of Scaredy-Cat, Splat!

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?

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
09/01/2015
PreS-Gr 2—This Halloween, Splat the Cat is determined to win the scariest costume award at school; however, Splat is too much of a scaredy-cat—even his costume seems more silly than scary. When Splat sees his classmates' costumes, he knows that he will never win the contest. Things seem to take a turn when his teacher, Mrs. Wimpydimple, begins to tell a ghost story to the class. Splat gets so scared during the story that he tips over the jack-o'-lantern, plunging everything into darkness. When the lights return, everyone screams in fright at to the creature in the room with a jack-o'-lantern on his head. As it turns out, Splat was the scary creature, and he wins the award for scariest costume. Fans of Splat the Cat will be pleased to see another series entry. As with the previous volumes, nothing seems to work out as clumsy Splat plans, but his silly misadventures always turn out for the best. Scotton has a gift for impeccable timing to coordinate with his humor, and the colorful illustrations add life to the story. Although this is an engaging read for children, the plot is a little thin and there is no real takeaway. VERDICT This is a great addition for libraries whose patrons already have a foundation of love for Splat.—Brittney Kosev, Terra Vista Middle School, Wolforth, TX
Publishers Weekly
In Splat's latest holiday adventure, his "witch's cat" Halloween costume meets with an accident, so his mother uses a spider as inspiration to make him a new one. Unfortunately, his friends Spike and Plank don't even blink when he dons his "big, scary sock spider" costume, and Splat doubts he'll win the school prize for scariest cat. Splat's perma-flustered expression and the eye-popping dramatics of his fellow cats are particularly well suited to the chills of Halloween. Ages 3–7. (Sept.)
Children's Literature - Sarah Maury Swan
Part of the series about Splat the cat; this time around Splat wants to make up a scary costume for Halloween, but there is a slight problem. He is scared of everything spooky. He is scared of the spider in his jack-o-lantern. But with his mom's help he captures the spider and decides to take it to school the next day. But he still does not have a costume. Then he pretends he is a witch's cat riding a broom, until he trips and breaks the broom. Even his friend Seymour, the mouse, cannot make him happier. His mom comes to the rescue by stuffing stockings and tying them around Splat's body so he looks like a spider. Unfortunately, his friends are scarier than he is, so he is sure he will not win the scariest cat award. He just makes his friends laugh; they even laugh at his jack-o-lantern. His teacher, Mrs. Wimpydimple tells a ghost story and scares Splat so much he flips his pumpkin in the air, which then falls onto his head. As he goes bumping around the room, he scares all his friends and ends up winning the scariest cat award. The drawings are very funny as are the names of the characters. Kids will get a kick out of this. Reviewer: Sarah Maury Swan

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062368973
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
07/21/2015
Series:
Splat the Cat Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
186,258
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 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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Scaredy-Cat, Splat! 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
glenda davenport More than 1 year ago
Price is a big turn off on so many of the kids book. They would not read but few times and not pick up till next year. Seasonal books guy's. I know your time to trap us in and return a big profit. Sorry no deal.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My daughter really enjoyed how Splat was afraid of a little spider, then ended up dressing as one for Halloween. Ultimately, Splat was the scariest cat for Halloween. It doesn't get better than this, funny and entertaining as usual.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I did a read-aloud lesson with a third-grade classroom with "Scaredy-Cat, Splat!". The students absolutely LOVED this book, laughed within the first few pages (and throughout the reaminder of the book), and even chimed in with the words for the students who had read it before. Perfect for children around Halloween time!
mrsvaljones More than 1 year ago
Splat’s class is having a Halloween party. Everyone is bringing their jack-o’-lanterns and wearing costumes. The scariest cat wins, will it be Splat? A cute Halloween tale, filled with great illustrations featuring the beloved Splat the Cat makes a great Halloween read. Recommended for readers age 4-7.
moregrit More than 1 year ago
We Love Splat the Cat
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To expensive.........
Rida Akmal More than 1 year ago
Its very expensive but fun
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are thinking that this is like other Splat books with the interactive animation, think again. It is just a plain, ordinary, over priced picture book. If that is what you want, then you will be happy, but be careful about reading the descriptions. I certainly learned a lesson as my four year old son kept trying to punch the screen with every page, and nothing happened..... We won't be buying Splat books any more.
Cindy Yang More than 1 year ago
Too expensive
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
highly recomended...
MichaelHeierbacher More than 1 year ago
The Splat books are well written, cute, funny and have wonderful illustrations and this one is no differnt. I would definitly recommend this for children from the ages of 3-8.
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I like this becuse it is buteful and it act crazy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The splat books are fun, and this is no different. Great story for kids 3-7.