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Adventurous tale incorporating as many double letter words as possible
Reviewed in the United States on October 7, 2017
Splat and family are headed to the beach, which of course turns out to be quite the adventure.
Though they don't really announcing this, each Splat reader features a different phonics/reading element for beginning readers. This one employs as many words with double letters as possible: sell, tell, farewell, wiggled, swell, dropped, etc. Sometimes the effort to incorporate as many of these words as possible gets in the way of the plot. For this book, it just makes sure the plot is super adventurous. (If you want a puzzle solving exercise, have older kids read Splat the Cat readers and see if they can figure out the phonics/reading element emphasized. It'll require close observation because the books aren't labeled for this.) A fun little read for kids learning how to read double letters and of course, those who like zany cat adventures.