Monday, January 24, 2011

Book Nook - Really Funny Children's Books - part 4

This one is kids' choice - Scaredy-Cat, Splat by Rob Scotton.  The first time I read this book to the Bachsters they absolutely cracked up laughing.  For them, this book was so funny that I just had to include it in my list!

In the story, a fuzzy black cat named Splat wants to be named the scariest cat in the class.  He gets himself a (cute) costume and a (cute) jack-o'-lantern & heads to school with his pet mouse Seymour & a spider that he found (they are also pretty cute).  He wants to be scary, but in reality, he is pretty easily scared.  Without giving away too much, let's just say that Splat's reaction to the classroom story time is really funny & thanks to the law of gravity, he gets his happy ending.

Splat's teacher is Mrs. Wimpydimple.  The Bachsters laugh over and over at her name.  I admit that I cracked up the first few times we read it.  It's so silly!  I love how Rob Scotton illustrated the book, too.  His style is cute & kid friendly and he puts in neat little details here & there, like a little moon at the end of Splat's hat, or cute facial expressions on the spider.  There are a few other Splat books in addition to this one, as well as a few Russell the Sheep books, all by Rob Scotton.  All are definitely worth checking out.

What book has your kiddos laughing out loud?  I'd love to hear about it!

No comments:

Post a Comment