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My children and I might not see eye to eye, but who cares, they love it!
Reviewed in the United States on December 18, 2014
There is a lot to like about Splat the Cat books. They're cheap, and filled with pages of wonderful illustrations. I personally don't really like the stories, feeling they are mostly phoned in for each new release, but my kids can't get enough of them. This story is another winner as far as my children are concerned (5 year old daughter and 3 year old son). They particularly love the illustrations, and love seeing small details scattered across the pages. For instance, Spike, Splat's friend and star of the play Cinderpaws, has stage fright. My children love how he is seen in pages preceding his meltdown shaking behind the stage curtain. For my children it makes the world come alive, much like how Richard Scarry books did for me.
All this being said I still don't really like the ending, which tells children that bumbling and making a mockery of yourself for laughs is a way to be best appreciated. I am over thinking it of course, but wish that Splat could be successful through his hard work.