Splat the Cat is back in New York Times bestselling author-illustrator Rob Scotton's beginning reader Splat the Cat: Up in the Air at the Fair.
In this Level 1 I Can Read book, Splat, Spike, and Plank can't wait to go to the fair. But when Kitten can't come, the friends are determined to bring her back the perfect gift. Beginning readers will delight in Splat's hilarious attempts to find the perfect present. Readers won't even know they are learning as they have fun with the -air sound.
Splat the Cat: Up in the Air at the Fair is a 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—Splat and his friends are excited about going to the fair—until they find out that Kitten can't go, because she injured her leg when she fell down the stairs and is in a wheelchair. Amid having fun, the other three felines are determined to find something special for her. Nothing seems quite right—a hat will mush her hair, and Spike ate the eclairs meant for her. Finally, they decide to win her a stuffed animal. But throwing coconuts is harder than it looks, and, once again, they are in trouble. After making amends, they are given balloons, which Kitten loves. The text bumps along unevenly, but the lively cartoon illustrations make up for it and give lots of clues for emerging readers to follow.—Melisa Bailey, Harford County Library System, MDCopyright 2014 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.