Children’s Hour is a new feature here at Lucybird’s Book Blog every Thursday where I’m looking at children’s picture books. As I work in a nursery I get plenty of opportunities to look at picture books, and to see what the kids think of them so it really makes sense to use those experiences.
I’d love to hear everybody’s experiences of the books I review too, and feel free to post me a link to your own reviews, I’d love to make this a bit interactive.
The image (if you were wondering) is taken from Shirley’s Hughes’ Alfie and Annie-Rose books which I loved as a child.
I will do anything in my power to avoid reading Splat the Cat. Maybe it is just because I hate all the tongue twisters in it, or maybe it’s because Splat is just so whinny! In this book (which is the first in a whole series of Splat the Cat books) it’s Splat’s first day at school, and he is dreading it. Fortunately for Splat he ends up liking school, and you could argue that this is good for children who are looking to go to looking to go to school, but actually Splat changes school completely before he loves it. There is a bit of comedy in the form of Splat’s pet mouse, simply because of the fact that usually cats chase mice.
Maybe the kids are being mean by constantly picking it!
Buy Splat the Cat:
Library Binding (£11.40)