Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Children's Book Review: Merry Christmas, Splat
Merry Christmas, Splat
Written by: Rob Scotton
Published by: HarperCollins, 2009
It's the night before Christmas, and Splat wonders if he's been a good enough cat this year to deserve a really big present. Just to make sure, he offers some last-minute help to his mom and, in typical Splat fashion, he messes up completely! That night Splat stays awake hoping to see Santa Claus. But when Splat misses him, he's sure his Christmas is ruined—along with his hopes for a really big present. . . .
Everyone's favorite furry cat is back in a Christmas story perfect for any child anxiously awaiting Santa's arrival.
* While volunteering at my daughter's school book fair, several young kids were interested in the Splat the Cat books that they had available. I put this one on hold at the library, since we've been on a holiday-themed reading kick, and we've never read any Splat the Cat books. As an introduction to Splat the Cat, this book wasn't bad. Splat is a lovable cat (who my kids pointed out looked similar to Bad Kitty) who tries to make sure he gets the really big Christmas present that he wants from Santa. Just in case he wasn't good enough this year, he tries to help his mother get things ready for Christmas....but only seems to make things worse. Of course though, there's a happy ending to the book. The kids enjoyed this book enough that I'll check out some other Splat the Cat books.
Family Rating: one thumb up.