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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3,014 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rob Scotton Narrator: Dan Bittner Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Splat the Cat Series Release Date: April 2012 ISBN: 9780062216588
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It's Splat's first day of school and he's worried. What if he doesn't make any new friends? Just in case, Splat decides to bring along his pet mouse, Seymour, and hides him in his lunchbox. The teacher, Mrs. Wimpydimple, introduces Splat to the class and he soon starts learning all his important cat lessons. But when Seymour escapes and the cats do what cats do (they chase mice!), Splat's worried again. Maybe now he'll lose all his friends, old and new! Just in time, wise Mrs. Wimpydimple takes charge and teaches everyone an important new lesson. Maybe Cat School is going to be okay after all!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Rambunctious, filled with superbly executed details…this book not only gets its job done, it completely transcends its agenda.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “This lighthearted story, told with a generous helping of humor and goofy characterizations, will have broad appeal…Splat is a welcome addition to the first-day-jitters canon and a fun book to read any time of year.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Splat…is a hoot with his spindly legs, flyaway fur and highly expressive tail. Sure to stir things up at storytime.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Theresa | 2/20/2014

    " kindergarten story about first day o school and the fears and triumphs "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mevia | 2/10/2014

    " Cute illustrations. Cute story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 C.c. Claybrook | 2/6/2014

    " Adorable. Good to read before first day of school. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharlene Spencer | 1/30/2014

    " Splat is a bit nervous on his first day of school. He decided to carry his pet mouse, Seymour so he wouldn't feel so lonely. How would the other cats react to Splat's mouse? "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Reese Pickett | 1/28/2014

    " I found that the illustrations in this book were amazing however the plot was not a straightforward as it could have been. I rated it at a one because it was not one of the best Splat books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl/Aradanryl | 1/27/2014

    " This adorable book about Splat the cat is full of giggles with lines like: "Today was his first day at Cat School and his tail wiggled wildly with worry." Been there, done that! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Madison | 1/27/2014

    " Splat is going to his first day of school. This book is just another book you could read on the first day of school. It shows students that everything will be okay! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Inspired Kathy | 1/20/2014

    " Love the illustrations. Splat's best friend is a mouse but in Cat School he learns that cats chase mice. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Takishia Gabriel | 1/9/2014

    " This book teaches students that it is ok to be different. Would be a fantastic book to read to students on the first day of school. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzanne | 12/30/2013

    " The story is cute but the illustrations are kind of dark for my taste (not morbid-dark just color-dark). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathleen Ruff | 12/28/2013

    " Perfect first day of school book. It tells the story of a cat who is very different from others because of his pet mouse. THis book shows that being different is a good thing and not always bad. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 AnnaBnana | 11/30/2013

    " This story is pretty cute--good for kids feeling a little queasy about starting school or starting at a new school. Probably a good match for any cat lover as well. I especially enjoyed the illustrations. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 11/23/2013

    " This is the cutest book I have ever seen. I saw it a book fair at my college and we sat down right there and read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 11/5/2013

    " This is a cute little book about a cat who is afraid to go to school. The story is funny for both kids and grown ups, and the illustrations are adorable. A nice book for kids entering pre-school or kindergarten. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angie | 9/30/2013

    " Oh my gosh, the illustrations of splat aer so FURRY! I want to pet him! This is a cute story for cat lovers or children getting ready to start school. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trisha Turner | 9/26/2013

    " Great book for any child starting school. I love the illustrations. They are so comical. :D "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathryn | 8/20/2013

    " Kathryn's first AR reader book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kris | 8/4/2013

    " Love it for the art alone - hooray Rob Scotton! - but the story is cute, too, about the worries that come with starting school. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe Gardner | 6/7/2013

    " cute book to read before a child goes to school for the first day or in the first few days of school. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brittany | 5/16/2013

    " This book is a great read aloud and it help children see that their not he only one that has first day of school worries, children should be able to see from this book that it is normal to worry. This book has great illustrations and very engaging. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren Wenberg | 3/31/2013

    " Could use for author's message whole group lesson. I love the pictures. Also great for feelings and how character's feelings change in the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 NancyJo Lambert | 10/25/2012

    " Oh Splat! I love to read this book to kindergarten kids who are about to start school! They just get it. Plus, they love the little mouse and when all the cats in Splat's class chase the mouse. What a great book for read alouds and to share with young kids! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 10/24/2012

    " Splat the Cat is nervous about his first day of school. Learn how Splat overcame his fears and a challenging first day. Authored and illustrated by Rob Scotton, also known for the Russell the Sheep books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 9/15/2012

    " A fun read aloud. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kati | 9/2/2012

    " Story about a young cat's first day of school. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina | 3/17/2012

    " Emotional prep for kindergarten? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carly | 2/9/2012

    " Splat the Cat is a humorous story about a frizzy cat who overcomes the anxiety he feels on his first day of kindergarten. Clever and colorful illustrations. "

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About the Author
Author Rob Scotton

Rob Scotton is the bestselling author and illustrator of Splat the Cat; Love, Splat; Merry Christmas, Splat; Scaredy-Cat, Splat!; Russell the Sheep; Russell and the Lost Treasure; and Russell’s Christmas Magic. His work can also be found on greeting cards, ceramics, textiles, prints, stationery, and glassware. An honors graduate of Leicester Polytechnic, Rob now lives in Rutland, England, with his wife, Liz, who is also an artist.

About the Narrator

Dan Bittner is an actor and voice talent and winner of three AudioFile Earphones Awards for audio narration. His acting credits include appearances on Law & Order, Bored to Death, and Person of Interest, among others. He has also starred in such films as Law Abiding Citizen, Adventureland, and The Producers.