Scaredy-Cat Splat

Book Information
Rating: Dependable
Reading/Interest Level: Preschool
Author: Rob Scotton
Publisher: HarperCollins
Year: 2010
ISBN: 9780061177606
Pages: 40

Splat the Cat wants to be the scariest cat in his class. However, this is difficult when Splat is scared of things himself. He’s scared of things like spiders with their scary eyes. When he decides the spider is not as scary as he originally thought, he wants to take the spider to school to go alone with his scary witch’s hat costume. His costume is ruined, so he has to change his costume and no one thinks his new costume or his jack-o-lantern are scary. Lucky for Splat, there are still opportunities for him to earn the award for being the scariest cat at Cat School.

This books add a fun spooky (but not too spooky) addition to the bestselling series about Splat the Cat. Kids will find the illustrations cute and the story funny, but adults might find the lack of clear lessons for young readers to be disappointing. The vocabulary stays simple so that it can be understood by young readers. This book would make a good addition to a classroom or for a bedtime story around the time of Halloween for some silly seasonal fun.