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Splish, Splash, Splat! (Splat the Cat Series)
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Splish, Splash, Splat! (Splat the Cat Series)

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by Rob Scotton
 

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Splat does not want to have a playdate with Spike. Spike will break his toys and eat all of his candy fish! And he does not want to learn how to swim—water is horrible, scary, and wet! He's sure that this is going to be the worst day ever. But when the rest of their classmates rush straight into the pool, Splat and Spike find that they may have more in common

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Splat does not want to have a playdate with Spike. Spike will break his toys and eat all of his candy fish! And he does not want to learn how to swim—water is horrible, scary, and wet! He's sure that this is going to be the worst day ever. But when the rest of their classmates rush straight into the pool, Splat and Spike find that they may have more in common than they thought. Will Splat overcome his fear of water and get into the pool? And how can he help Spike to do the same?

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
In his fifth tale, Splat the cat has a fit when he finds out that Spike is coming for an after-school play date: "He's a show-off. He calls me names. And he doesn't like me." The day goes from bad to worse when his class heads to the swimming pool (Splat hates water), but when Spike reveals that he's as scared as Splat is, the petrified frenemies—decked out in arm floaties and inner tubes—help each other overcome their fears. Bug-eyed Splat and his fellow kitties practically pounce off of Scotton's characteristically cool, pale backgrounds. Encouraging without being syrupy, Splat's latest adventure might just inspire those who hesitate poolside to take the plunge. Ages 3–7. (June)
Children's Literature - Erin Pelletier
Lovable, fun, Splat is back in a new book about facing fears and making new friends. Splat is rudely awoken from his candy fish dream by his mother who reminds him that today is the day of his play date with Spike. Spike will break all of his toys and eat all of his fish candy. To make matters worse, today is the first day of swim lessons at school. It is not going to be a good day for Splat. He is not surprised when most of his classmates rush into the water at swim lessons. He is left on the side of the pool in his fuzzy bathing suit, afraid to enter the water. But he is not alone. Spike is also afraid to enter the water and the two find they have something in common. It is up to Splat to face his fear of the water, at the same time figuring out how to help Spike. This book is cute and funny and will leave readers with a positive feeling. The illustrations are beautiful and add even more humor and meaning to the story. Readers, from toddlers to school-age children, will love this newest title in the "Splat the Cat" series. Reviewer: Erin Pelletier
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1—Splat and Spike are back in a new adventure. Splat is having his worst day ever. Spike, who calls him names, eats his candy fish, and breaks his toys, is coming for a mother-arranged playdate. But first it's learn-to-swim day at Cat School. Splat hates water, "Water is horrible. It's scary and wet and makes me soggy." It turns out that he isn't alone in his feelings. When he realizes that Spike is also afraid of water, he helps him overcome his fear by luring him into the pool with a candy fish. In the end, the felines discover that water tickles and really is fun. At their playdate, Spike breaks only one toy and gives Splat the perfect gift—swim trunks. The characters' wonderful facial expressions carry the story while the integration of the text and illustrations is seamless.—Catherine Callegari, Gay-Kimball Library, Troy, NH

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061978685
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/17/2011
Series:
Splat the Cat Series
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
365,845
Product dimensions:
10.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
AD450L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

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Rob Scotton is the bestselling author and illustrator of Splat the Cat; Love, Splat; Merry Christmas, Splat; Russell the Sheep; Russell and the Lost Treasure; and Russell's Christmas Magic. He lives in Rutland, England, with his wife, Liz, who is also an artist.

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Splish, Splash, Splat 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
DanGA More than 1 year ago
I have found that every time Mr. Scotton publishes a book - it is essential to my library. Being 59 years old might make that statement odd, but his books are a joy for me to read to my grandchildren and school students. Always a hit at our house.
NJmomMB More than 1 year ago
My 2 1/2yr old has been listening to this book on B&N online storytime and he has the whole thing memorized! He asks for it whenever he sees me on the computer. I will probably end up purchasing it for Nook Color.
Miss_Me More than 1 year ago
My son really likes this book. He made a connrction because they are both taking swim lessons and getting over their fear of water.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome!!!!
Schmooby-Doo More than 1 year ago
A very cute book about a black cat named Splat! He's not too fond of water but they are going to have swimming lessons at school! It is charming and would be a good read-aloud book for kids. The art work is purr-fect: funny and expressive! In July 2011 it is read out loud (by Molly Ringwald) online, very fun. I don't know if the Nook version is also read by her. I saw it online.
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Maureen French More than 1 year ago
Never read it