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Publisher Comments:

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!

Review:

"Working in the same edgy style of his Russell the Sheep books, Scotton once again wrests new opportunities for humor from a well-worn theme, this time training his sights on first-day-of-school anxiety. Right away the art signals off-kilter: using a predominantly blue-gray palette, enlivened by only one or two contrast colors per page, Scotton evokes the black cat Splat in almost 3D renderings, the cat's hairs seemingly standing on edge, eyes bulging apprehensively as he contemplates his first appearance at Cat School. For courage, Splat secretly brings along his pet mouse, Seymour, and is astounded when the day's lesson includes the news that cats chase mice (to Splat's multiple 'Why?'s, the teacher offers a finite 'Because'). Naturally, everything works out before the dismissal bell rings, but not before a chase sequence guaranteed to bring down the house. Rambunctious, filled with superbly executed details (look for Seymour when Splat pulls his mildly sheer sheets over his head), this book not only gets its job done, it completely transcends its agenda. Ages 3 — 7. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"Splat himself is a hoot with his spindly legs, flyaway fur and highly expressive tail. Sure to stir things up at storytime." Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

Review:

"Splat is a welcome addition to the first-day-jitters canon and a fun book to read any time of year." School Library Journal

Review:

"The pictures are fantastic! Parents and teachers will have a great time with the funny text and illustrations." Children's Literature

Synopsis:

From the bestselling author of Russell the Sheep comes a brand-new, lovable character. It's Splat the cat's first day of school and he's worried. What if he doesn't make any new friends? As the day progresses, Splat learns an important lesson. Full color.

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About the Author

Rob Scotton is the bestselling author and illustrator of Russell the Sheep; Splat the Cat; Love, Splat; Merry Christmas, Splat; Scaredy-Cat, Splat!; Splish, Splash, Splat!; Secret Agent Splat!; and Splat Says Thank You! His work can also be found on greeting cards, ceramics, textiles, prints, stationery, and glassware. An honors graduate of Leicester Polytechnic, Rob now lives in Rutland, England, with his wife, Liz, who is also an artist.

Rob Scotton is the bestselling author and illustrator of Russell the Sheep; Splat the Cat; Love, Splat; Merry Christmas, Splat; Scaredy-Cat, Splat!; Splish, Splash, Splat!; Secret Agent Splat!; and Splat Says Thank You! His work can also be found on greeting cards, ceramics, textiles, prints, stationery, and glassware. An honors graduate of Leicester Polytechnic, Rob now lives in Rutland, England, with his wife, Liz, who is also an artist.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060831547
Author:
Scotton, Rob
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Author:
by Rob Scotton
Author:
by Rob Scotton
Subject:
Animals - Cats
Subject:
School & Education
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Social Issues - Emotions & Feelings
Subject:
Cats
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
Children s humor
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Splat the Cat
Publication Date:
20080731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from PreS to 2
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
10 x 10 x 0.25 in 5.44 oz
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-07

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Working in the same edgy style of his Russell the Sheep books, Scotton once again wrests new opportunities for humor from a well-worn theme, this time training his sights on first-day-of-school anxiety. Right away the art signals off-kilter: using a predominantly blue-gray palette, enlivened by only one or two contrast colors per page, Scotton evokes the black cat Splat in almost 3D renderings, the cat's hairs seemingly standing on edge, eyes bulging apprehensively as he contemplates his first appearance at Cat School. For courage, Splat secretly brings along his pet mouse, Seymour, and is astounded when the day's lesson includes the news that cats chase mice (to Splat's multiple 'Why?'s, the teacher offers a finite 'Because'). Naturally, everything works out before the dismissal bell rings, but not before a chase sequence guaranteed to bring down the house. Rambunctious, filled with superbly executed details (look for Seymour when Splat pulls his mildly sheer sheets over his head), this book not only gets its job done, it completely transcends its agenda. Ages 3 — 7. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Splat himself is a hoot with his spindly legs, flyaway fur and highly expressive tail. Sure to stir things up at storytime."
"Review" by , "Splat is a welcome addition to the first-day-jitters canon and a fun book to read any time of year."
"Review" by , "The pictures are fantastic! Parents and teachers will have a great time with the funny text and illustrations."
"Synopsis" by , From the bestselling author of Russell the Sheep comes a brand-new, lovable character. It's Splat the cat's first day of school and he's worried. What if he doesn't make any new friends? As the day progresses, Splat learns an important lesson. Full color.
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