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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Purrseverance Pays!: Splat the Cat Takes the Cake by Russell Scotton

SPLAT THE CAT WAS WATCHING SUPERCAT ON TV.

IT WAS HIS FAVORITE SHOW.

SPLAT SAID, "I WANT TO BE A BRAVE HERO, TOO."

It's fun to play superhero, but when Splat's attempts to BE a superhero wind up with a broken television set, Dad says,

"THAT'S IT! NO MORE SUPERCAT!"

Splat feels responsible. How can he make it up to his parents and get a new television set besides?

Then Splat sees a sign that seems to be the purrfect answer to dealing with this cat-astrophe!

WIN A NEW TV!
CAKE-BAKING CONTEST!

All Splat has to do is bake the winning cake. But first, he has to learn HOW to bake a cake!

His first try is a flat flop. But Splat is a purrseverant cat, and throws himself into purrsisting until he figures out just what he did wrong, and learns from his mistakes.

At the bakeoff, Splat the Cat finds that some of his friends are also competing. Kitten's cake is admittedly prettier. Plank's cake is taller, and his rival Spike's cake is wider that Splat's. Then Splat sees the judge for the contest is SuperCat himself. Now he knows just what he has to do to impress his hero!

Harper's noted I-Can-Read series has a top-selling winner in Russell Scotton's Scat series, and in Splat the Cat Takes the Cake (I Can Read Book 1) (HarperCollins), we find easy reading fare that offers a hero who hangs in there to go after what he wants. Pair this one with Splat the Cat: The Name of the Game (I Can Read Book 1),, in which Splat has to come to turns with being a good sport even when he NEVER wins in his friends' favorite card games. Trust this favorite feline to worry and fret and still find his way to a solution bakes up purrfect for Splat the Cat.

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