Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Splat Says Thank You! by Rob Scotton (HarperCollins Children's Books)

We feel like we've been through thick and thin with our favourite fuzzy-haired feline, Splat the Cat. Ever since we were first introduced to Rob Scotton's moggy hero back when we were given the first Splat the Cat book as part of a Bookstart pack, we've loved his adventures with Seymour (the black-olive-nosed mouse!)

The latest Splat book, "Splat Says Thank You!" is a rather touching celebration of the strong friendship Splat and Seymour share. What does Splat do when his best friend is one poorly little mouse?

What any good friend would do - Splat rallies round and creates a book specially for Seymour, telling him all about the times he's been there to help Splat through good times and bad.

We loved this - it was almost like a 'greatest hits' compilation, or those christmas episodes of your favourite sitcom where they play all the best bits from previous episodes as flashbacks (finding all the bits of your favourite Splat book as they crop up in the story is all part of the fun!)

A lovely but not overly sentimental book - and best of all, I could still do the daft 'Brummie' Splat voice while reading it, even after all this time. Thanks Splat!

Charlotte's best bit: Finding the bit where Splat was in love with a beautiful kitty. Awww!

Daddy's favourite bit: The realisation we'd somehow missed a Splat book or two (the school play? How did we miss that one!). Time to hunt them down!

(Kindly sent to us for review by HarperCollins Children's Books)