Friday, 3 December 2010

Love, Splat

Love, Splat

Written and Illustrated by Rob Scotton

Amazon Link: £4.99

Published by HarperCollins Children's Books

We last saw Splat having a nervous first day at school in "Splat the Cat", now he's experiencing the first pangs of a schoolboy crush in "Love, Splat" - the sweet little tale of a valentine's day card and a cute kitten who likes to prod Splat's tummy, twist his tail and laugh at his silly noises. 

But all does not go as smoothly as Splat expects. His love rival, the annoyingly smug Spike out-does Splat in just about every department including producing a bigger and better Valentine's card. Oh dear. 

How does the story end? Well you'll have to read it of course, but like Splat the Cat it's Rob Scotton's superb illustrations that really make the story come alive and give it bucketloads of appeal to my little girl. 

Charlotte's best bit: Kitten tying splat's tail in a huge tangled knot

Daddy's favourite bit: Spike's heartfelt message in his valentine's card.

Rating: 4 out of 5