Join Splat the Cat in New York Times bestselling author-artist Rob Scotton's hilarious beginning reader about field day.
When Dad's team loses a soccer game, Splat decides to cheer up his dad by entering them in a father-son six-legged race at the Cat School Picnic. The race doesn't go the way Splat hoped, but he still makes his dad very, very glad! Beginning readers will love this hilarious easy-to-read addition to the Splat series that features the -ad sound.
Splat the Cat Makes Dad Glad is a Level One I Can Read book, which means it's perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.
K-Gr 2—In this installment in the series, clumsy Splat tries to cheer up his athletic dad when his soccer team loses its big game. Looking back at old pictures of his father and grandfather winning a three-legged race, Splat decides that if he and his dad can win some events at the Cat School Games, Dad will be glad. As usual, disaster occurs, causing all of the events that father and son participate in to become quite slapstick. The good news is that Dad has a great sense of humor and really enjoys spending time with his son. The rhyme and repetition make this a standard easy-reader selection. An assortment of expressive felines in colorful attire add to the fun.—Jasmine L. Precopio, Fox Chapel Area School District, Pittsburgh, PACopyright 2014 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.