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Merry Christmas, Splat!

By Darienne Stewart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Fluffy cat in a fluffy and sweet holiday tale.

Book Rob Scotton Holiday 2009
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age 6+

Based on 1 parent review

age 6+

A Fun Christmas Story

This children’s book is the story of a furry black male cat named Splat. It is Christmas Eve, and Splat is not sure he has been good enough for Santa to bring him a BIG present. He tries to score a few extra points at the last minute with Santa and Mom in the usually Splat manner. Splat and friends are adorable! Splat’s worries whether he’s been good enough reminds me of my own thoughts as a child the night before Christmas. The colorful illustrations in this book are what drew me to read it. I recommend this book for age 6 and under. It is a fun Christmas story that most children can identify with.

Is It Any Good?

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Kids say: Not yet rated

As with his earlier books featuring endearing Splat, Rob Scotton’s story plays second fiddle to the fun illustrations. Here they play well to the deadpan text. Kids will giggle at the alarm in his mother’s face when Splat announces his intentions. And the spread where Santa slips, unnoticed, right past the wide-eyed cat will have them in stitches. The color palette -- mostly black-and-white with subtle coloring and bright pops of red and green -- adds to the appeal.
Kids will relate to Splat’s worries -- and his wish for a big gift. Grownups worn out by the holiday gimme-gimmes may wince.

Whimsical artwork is full of delightful touches.

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