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Review – Splat the Cat: The Name of the Game

August 16, 2014

Splat the Cat

Splat the Cat’s friends, Spike and Plank, come over to play games.  Splat loses every game they play.  When his little sister asks to play, he figures he finally has a chance, but he still loses, so Splat decides he doesn’t want to play anymore.  The others miss Splat and he discovers playing by himself isn’t as much fun.  They decide to play another game of hide and seek and Splat finally wins.  He declares, “I win because I have the best friends.”

Splat the Cat: The Name of the Game was written by Amy Hsu Lin and based on the bestselling books by Rob Scotton.  It’s a Level 1 Book in the I Can Read! series so it’s aimed at beginning readers.  It hits the mark with that – the words and the story are simple enough for little ones just starting their reading journey.

I thought the story was cute and liked the fact that Splat learned to appreciate his friends.  I also liked the fact that they wanted to include him in their games.  Rob Scotton created the cover art and Robert Eberz drew the illustrations inside the book – I thought they were all delightful and I’m sure they’ll help draw young readers into the story.    Splat the Cat: The Name of the Game is a cute book that will appeal to early readers.

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12 Comments leave one →
  1. Patty permalink
    August 16, 2014 8:09 am

    This is one of Roxie’s faves!

  2. August 16, 2014 8:27 am

    For whatever reason, reading this review reminded me of our regular games of Monopoly and Scrabble at home here, which I lose too much! This sounds like a good book.

  3. August 16, 2014 8:31 am

    My kids loved the I Can Read series. Nice to know it’s still going strong. This sounds like a cute book.

  4. August 16, 2014 10:41 am

    sounds like a cute one!

  5. August 16, 2014 10:44 am

    Splat the cat as a name brings up not nice images to me, LOL

  6. August 16, 2014 10:48 am

    I need to get this! We play games with Gage and it’s so tempting to always let him win!

  7. August 16, 2014 3:08 pm

    That cover art is so cute.

  8. August 16, 2014 3:50 pm

    The book looks and sounds very cute! 🙂

  9. August 17, 2014 12:52 am

    this one sounds adorable!

  10. August 18, 2014 9:36 am

    Sounds like a good one for my kiddo.

  11. August 18, 2014 12:36 pm

    I love the lesson of this book! This sounds like a book that my daughter would enjoy.

  12. bookingmama permalink
    August 21, 2014 6:16 pm

    I bet my nephew would love this one. I remember SPLAT THE CAT books!

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