Love, Splat

Book review by
Dawn Friedman, Common Sense Media
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Popular series cat courts kitten in sweet, funny story.

Parents say

age 4+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 17+
Based on 1 review

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this book.

Positive Messages

Splat is rewarded for his humility and kindness.

Violence & Scariness

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Splat is an appealing hero, Kitten a sparkling romantic interest, and Spike a worthy opponent. Classic comedic confusion forms the basis of the book.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 2 and 4-year-old Written byangelkirby2004 October 26, 2010

Great for Pre-K class or age

This was a fun book to read to my children. I loved it and so did my children
Kid, 8 years old September 24, 2009
not for adult or old people not for anyone

What's the story?

Splat's second picture book outing (don't worry -- you don't need to have read the first to enjoy this one) is about dabbling in the world of love on Valentine's Day. With a mad -- and apparently one-sided -- crush on the fluffy, adorable Kitten and a valentine to prove it, Splat goes up against arch rival Spike to win Kitten's affections.

Is it any good?

The book is cute, and while the story may be predictable to adults, kids will be satisfied with the sweet and sappy ending. It's not great literature but it's a nice story with a decent moral about the kind of behavior that really does win hearts and valentines!

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about Spike's behavior -- what's wrong with it? Why do you think he behaves that way?

  • Also, what about Kitten? Does her behavior make sense? What's a better way for her to communicate her feelings to Splat?

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