Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Snow Job: Splat the Cat: Blow, Snow, Blow! by Rob Scotton, et al



Like many kids in the northern hemisphere, Splat is on a snow watch. He's got great plans--to build a snowcat, the hugest snowcat ever!

It's cold, and the gray clouds are spitting out a few snowflakes, but the impatient Splat doesn't go for this s-l-o-w snow!

Mom tells Splat to give it a rest.

But he and Little Sis head outside to scrape up the so-so snow. They manage to get enough to make a doll-sized snowcat, but with a pink bow for its head, Sis claims it as her own kitty creation. Phooey!

Si when the gray clouds don't deliver the goods, Splat decides to take over the task on his own. What does it take to make snow, anyway?

Ice? Splat fills a bowl with ice. Fluffy stuff? He empties the feathers from his pillow over the ice. But how to get it to float down on the landscape. He needs some wind to blow the snow.

A fan?

Splat gets a face full of feathers! Faux snow's a no-go!

Double Phooey! The only white stuff Splat gets are the marshmallows in his cocoa by the fire, but in the morning.... a big snowfall covers everything. Snowcat, here they come!

Based on Rob Scotton's classy black kitty character, Splat the Cat: Blow, Snow, Blow (I Can Read Level 1) (Harper, 2015) is on the calendar just in time to keep beginning readers laughing while they keep their eyes on the skies for the first big snow.  With lively but controlled text by Amy Hsu Lin and sprightly cartoon kitties by illustrator Robert Eberz, this easy-reader's snow story's no snow joke.

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