Splat Says Thank You!

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Splat the Cat's trusty mouse friend, Seymour, needs cheering up, and Splat wants to help. He's been working on something special for Seymour—not just a thank-you card but a thank-you book! His book lists all the sweet and often hilarious reasons Splat is thankful for their friendship.

The funny adventures that Splat and Seymour have had together, complete with animated illustrations and a laugh-out-loud text from bestselling author and illustrator Rob Scotton, will leave Splat ...

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Overview

Splat the Cat's trusty mouse friend, Seymour, needs cheering up, and Splat wants to help. He's been working on something special for Seymour—not just a thank-you card but a thank-you book! His book lists all the sweet and often hilarious reasons Splat is thankful for their friendship.

The funny adventures that Splat and Seymour have had together, complete with animated illustrations and a laugh-out-loud text from bestselling author and illustrator Rob Scotton, will leave Splat fans thankful to know this cat-and-mouse duo.

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Children's Literature - Carrie Hane Hung
Splat, the cat, is determined to make poor Seymour smile. Seymour, a mouse, is Splat's friend who happens to be ill and covered with pink spots. Splat reads a book that he created and dedicated to Seymour. In the book, Splat recalls different events when Seymour helped out Splat. The illustrations provide additional humorous information about the occasions of appreciation. For instance, Splat is gratefully that at night he could read his book with a flashlight that Seymour brought; Splat follows with another thanks to Seymour for helping him to get up in time for school. The illustration shows Seymour pouncing on a horn that is placed by Splat's ear with Splat's eye opened wide; in addition, Splat is gripping a flashlight which perhaps indicates that the reason Splat overslept was due to late night reading using the flashlight. Read to find out what finally got Seymour to smile. Those readers familiar with Splat will notice references in this story to other stories in the "Splat the Cat" series. Reviewer: Carrie Hane Hung
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2—Best friends Splat the cat and Seymour the mouse are back in this sweet and funny celebration of friendship. To cheer up his sick pal, Splat pulls out the "Friendship Book" he's created. He revisits the many occasions, big and small, when Seymour helped him out, from encouraging him to audition for the school play to freeing his toe when it got stuck in the bathtub faucet. Splat ends his recitation with a big "Thank you," each time expecting Seymour to perk up, but receiving a sneeze or hiccup instead. Finally, Splat says, "You are my smallest friend and my biggest….And I just want to say…THANK YOU!" and, at last, the book ends with an image of a smiling Seymour. This book plays on the interaction of text and illustration, with the pictures often providing the humorous punch line to the earnest-sounding writing. Splat reminisces about flying a kite and says, "we played for hours, you made it so much fun" as the illustration shows a terrified Seymour clutching onto the kite's tail for dear life. This odd pair demonstrates that friends can be different and still support each other. Kids will love the cat's naughty shenanigans and the many details that give the art depth, such as Seymour's bedside table/thread spool. A solid choice for those searching for non-cloying stories of friendship.—Marian McLeod, Darien Library, CT
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061978746
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/2/2012
  • Series: Splat the Cat Series
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 290,860
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: AD610L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 10.36 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.36 (d)

Meet the Author

Rob Scotton

Bestselling author and artist Rob Scotton is the creator of both Russell the Sheep and Splat the Cat. The inspiration for Splat came from the big black cat that lived next door. Rob lives in Rutland, England, with his wife, Liz, who is also an artist.

Bestselling author and artist Rob Scotton is the creator of both Russell the Sheep and Splat the Cat. The inspiration for Splat came from the big black cat that lived next door. Rob lives in Rutland, England, with his wife, Liz, who is also an artist.

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  • Posted June 23, 2013

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    If you have never read any of the Splat the Cat books you are tr

    If you have never read any of the Splat the Cat books you are truly missing out. These books by Rob Scotton have been some of my favorite since my youngest Avery was in kindergarten and continue to still be a huge hit in our household.  The artwork is filled with softened edges giving it a glowing essence of life all its own. This is what originally drew me in and got me hooked.
    Splat is a vividly drawn black plumpy cat who has to deal with the topics of life that every child will deal with sooner or later. However, Splat never has to deal with anything alone as he has a very trusted friend, Seymour, who is a mouse, who is always there for Splat when he needs a friend most.
    In this particular book, Splat wants to do something special for his friend Seymour to cheer him up; who so gallantly sticks by his side through all of the crazy shenanigans he seems to get into. While anybody could go out and buy a thank you card, Splat does one better and decides to make Seymour a Thank You book! In it he recaps all of the wonderful adventures their friendship has taken them together. Will this book be just what the doctor ordered?
    While all of the Splat books eventually can be found through Scholastic and on Amazon in paperback for fairly cheap, I highly recommend just buying the bigger and hardier hardback copy as this book will get read so many times and you don't want to wear it out. If you have yet to discover the life of Splat, don't wait!

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