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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:****
Tags:children's collection

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It's Splat's first day of school and he's worried about making friends. In case he makes no friends, Splat takes his pet mouse, Seymour to school. His teacher is Mrs. Wimpydimple. Then Seymour escapes and the cats begin to chase him., Now Splat's worried that he will lose all his friends.
  aartik | Jun 26, 2015 |
It's Splat the Cat's first of day of school. He expresses anxiety and avoidance behavior on his first day of school. It is a hilarious book that kids will have a good laugh. This books expresses friendships and compromise. It is a funny book that kids will truly appreciate.
  ayala.yannet | Jun 7, 2015 |
I'm sorry; I really don't get this. Why do the other cats wear clothes? Why is he named Splat? How is this story any more special than all the other first day of school books? I will say this - I really want his red messenger bag! ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Apr 14, 2015 |
This is a great book for young readers. I would say it could potentially help little kids to realize that their younger sibling isn't as annoying as they think they are! This book encourages friendship between siblings, which is great, and I love the fun illustrations.
  ulindsay | Mar 13, 2015 |
Going to school for the first time is pretty scary so Splat the Cat is trying his best to find a way out of it. Turns out that school is pretty darn fun! ( )
  MelindaBoland | Mar 13, 2015 |
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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 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:24:06 -0400)

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

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