Scotton, Rob Splat the Cat Makes Dad Glad 32 pgs. HarperCollins, 2014. $16.99. Content: Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G Violence: G. EARLY READER
Splats dad is sad and Splat is determined to cheer him up. He learns about a contest at the Cat School Picnic and decides that winning that with his dad would cheer him up. So Splat practices with his little mouse friend Seymour. When it comes time for the daddy/son contest, things don’t go quite as planned. Will Splat go splat?
Splat is pretty popular at my school library –so any read from this series would go over well. The plot is fairly cute and the lesson is nice. I think students will enjoy the accidents that Splat has. The artwork is fairly good, not my favorite art style. I didn't like the attempt to have a rhyming scheme to the story, since words that were awkward had to be used in order to not break the rhyme. For example the word Lad. Ugh.
EL(K-3) –ADVISABLE Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.