Splat Says Thank-You!: Rob Scotton (HarperCollins Children’s Books, 2012)
It’s hard not to like Splat the Cat. This is his seventh picture book and in it his friend Seymour is feeling sad because he’s ill. Splat tries to cheer Seymour up with his friendship book, a list of all the things Splat wants to thank Seymour for.
“When I broke my mum’s favourite ornament, you fixed it for me,” said Splat.
Except somehow, Mum noticed and I had to have a bath and go to bed early.
The humour oozes though the pages with the pictures telling more of the story and lots to laugh along with, although tinged with feeling sad for poor Seymour too. But mainly lots of giggles at all the scrapes Seymour has helped Splat out of, for which Splat is genuinely grateful no matter how it turned out.
“You are my smallest friend and my biggest.”
That line makes me have a bit of dust in my eye… 😉 Beautifully illustrated, funny and with a great message too.
Disclaimer: We were sent a copy of Splat Says Thank-you! by HarperCollins Children’s Books for review. No other financial reward was given and the opinions are my own. I was not asked to write this post.