Monday, March 28, 2011

Splat the Cat Sings Flat

Splat the Cat Sings Flat
Based on the picture books by Rob Scotton
By Chris Strathearn, Illustrated by Robert Eberz
Harper, c2011. 31 pages. Easy Reader.

Poor Splat. His class is going to sing a song for Parents' Night at school, and he is terrified. His shyness makes him forget how to sing, hum, or even meow. However, Seymour (the mouse who lives in Splat's hat) is brave enough to come to a classroom full of cats. Seymour's bravery sets a good example, and this gives Splat the courage to sing as loudly as he can: "LAAA!" He sings it so loudly that, of course, he falls over with a big *splat!* His endearing enthusiasm makes him the star of the show. Splat's easy reader debut is wonderful. The text and humor are spot-on for new readers. Splat is mangy and silly, but very sweet. A great book about facing fears and gaining self-confidence.

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