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Book Review: Splish, Splash, Splat!

If you haven’t read any of Rob Scotton’s books about Splat the cat, they are a must read!  Splat is one of the most adorable cats I have ever seen (and this is coming from a dog only kind of gal).  Splat is dreaming of candy fish when he is (rudely) awoken by his mom insisting that he takes a bath.  Splat hates the bath, in fact, he hates water of any kind.  As the day progresses, Splat is increasingly filled with dread.  Spike is coming over for a play date and according to Splat, he is mean, calls Splat names and breaks all of his toys.  At school, Splat has to go swimming and he forgets to wear any swim trunks!  However, the end of the day finds Splat actually having fun in the pool and finding out that he has more in common with Spike than he realized.  This is an adorably sweet book and a great read for any little ones with a fear of water.

Title:  Splish, splash, splat!

Author/Illustrator:  Rob Scotton

Publisher:  Harper

ISBN:  978-0-06-197868-5

 
 

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Book Review: Brownie and Pearl Take a Dip

I have been hearing really good things about “Brownie and Pearl”, a new, early reader series by Cynthia Rylant.  Sure enough, all copies, of all eight book in the series, were checked out at our local library.  I put one on hold and finally picked it up last week.  I was expecting the smaller size of an early reader but found this larger, square book equally appealing. Brownie is a very cute brown-haired girl with pigtails and Pearl is her cat.  In “Take a Dip”  Brownie and Pearl decide to go cool off in the little blue pool on a hot, summer day.  What a great book for beginning readers!  The illustrations are bright and colorful, not too busy.  The words on the page are big and bold (great for pointing and tracking words) with about one to three sentences per page.  Brownie even looks a little bit like my Little Lucy!  I can’t wait for her to read them… in a few more years.

Title:  Brownie and Pearl take a dip

Author:  Cynthia Rylant

Illustrator:  Brian Biggs

Publisher:  Simon and Schuster

ISBN:  978-1-4169-8636-6

 
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Posted by on March 5, 2012 in Animals, Early Readers

 

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