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Splat the Cat (original 2008; edition 2008)

by Rob Scotton, Rob Scotton (Illustrator)

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Title:Splat the Cat
Authors:Rob Scotton
Other authors:Rob Scotton (Illustrator)
Info:HarperCollins (2008), Hardcover, 40 pages
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Rating:****
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This is the cutest book I have ever seen. I saw it a book fair at my college and we sat down right there and read it. ( )
  AngelaRenea | May 12, 2014 |
Splat is so nervous for his first day of school, he decides to bring his pet mouse Seymour along with him. Seymour escapes,and all of the other kid cats chase after him, thinking he would be a tasty snack. Luckily Splat's teacher rescue's Seymour from all the other cats. After his first day, Splat loves his teacher already and can't wait to go back to school.
  Colbi | Mar 16, 2014 |
Splat the cat is an adorable cat nervous for the first day of school. I think that many children can relate to splat when reading this book.
  KaylaWatson | Dec 9, 2013 |
I adored this sweet tale of young Splat the Cat, and so did the first graders to whom I read it aloud. Splat is nervous about his first day of cat school, and thinks of a million different reasons why perhaps he shouldn't go, but his mother reassures him, counters all of his excuses, and escorts him to his first day, along with his pet mouse, whom he has packed in his lunchbox. Mrs. Wimpydimple proves not to be mean as Splat thought she might be, and actually comes to the rescue when the mouse escapes and threatens to wreak havoc in the classroom. This would be a great story to read to young students during the first week of school, to reassure them that everyone has anxieties and worries about what school will be like, and that hopefully, all will work out for the best as they get settled into their new surroundings. ( )
  SweetBeeBecky | Dec 4, 2013 |
A fantastically illustrated book about a cat's (kitten's?) first day at school. There is a little rhyming and alliteration sprinkled in which adds to the fun. The textures of the illustrations are so fine you can almost feel the fur. A terrific first day of school read aloud! ( )
  Shermens | Oct 17, 2013 |
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Editorial Review - Kirkus Reviews Copyright (c) 7/1/2008 VNU Business Media, Inc.
Splat is terrified of his first day at Cat School and "his tail wiggle[s] wildly with worry." He'll need a friend, so he takes his pet mouse Seymour with him. Mrs. Wimpydimple covers lots of territory in class: Self-esteem ("Cats are amazing") is followed by nature ("Cats climb trees, drink mild, and chase mice"). Chaos ensues when Seymour jumps out of Splat's bright yellow lunch box and the "cats [do] what cats do." Their savvy teacher saves the day—and Seymour. By day two, Splat's "tail wiggle[s] wildly…with excitement." Primary colors, especially red, brighten the modern palette of black, gray and moody blues and greens. Humorous touches in the highly textured illustrations delight: Splat's mouse slippers sit beside his bed, and fishbone wallpaper lines his walls. From the blackboard lessons to the store-window signs advertising white chocolate mice, jelly fish and fish cakes, environmental print creates visual interest. Splat himself is a hoot with his spindly legs, flyaway fur and highly expressive tail. Sure to stir things up at storytime. (Picture book. 3-8)
 
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For Maggie and her very own Splat cats - Spatz and Strawberry - R.S.
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It was early in the morning and Splat was wide awake. Today was his first day at Cat School, and his tail wiggled wildly with worry.
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It's the first day of school and Splat it nervous.  He tries to come up with all kinds of excuses to put the first day off, but his mom insist he go.  Splat brings along his friend, a mouse named Seymour, for company.  He meets his new teacher, Mrs. Wimpydimple, and all the other cats in the class.  Splat learns that all cats are amazing and there are important cat lesson Mrs. Wimpydimple will teach.  One lesson is that all cats chase mice; Splat, for the sake of his friend Seymour, questions this lesson.  Soon it is lunch time and out pops Seymour and the cats (except for Splat) chase him.  Seymour got behind a bottle, which enlarged his face to look scary, so all the cats ran the other way.  Seymour got to do what all mice would like to do, chase cats!  It was time for a milk break, but the teacher couldn't get the cupboard open; while the disappointed cats hung their heads, Seymour made his way into the inside of the cupboard to open it.  With plenty of milk, Mrs. Wimpydimple decided to amend the chasing mice lesson and Splat couldn't wait for the second day of class.
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It's Splat's first day of school and he's worried. What if he doesn't make any new friends? Just in case, Splat decides to bring along his pet mouse, Seymour, and hides him in his lunchbox. The teacher, Mrs. Wimpydimple, introduces Splat to the class and he soon starts learning all his important cat lessons. But when Seymour escapes and the cats do what cats do (they chase mice!), Splat's worried again. Maybe now he'll lose all his friends, old and new! Just in time, wise Mrs. Wimpydimple takes charge and teaches everyone an important new lesson. Maybe Cat School is going to be okay after all!

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 14:02:30 -0400)

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A nervous Splat finds his first day at Cat School much better than he expected.

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