A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Splat is rewarded for his humility and kindness.
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.
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!
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