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“Never discourage anyone...who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.”
Summary: Splat and his class are going on the best field trip ever: the ice cream factory! The trip begins slowly, but soon heats up when Splat accidentally floods the factory with ice cream and Seymour goes missing. The class cleans and eats their way through the search. They find him and, stuffed, return home. This is an easy-reader story of the famous picture book character.
Type of Reading: family reading, anytime reading, playtime reading, read aloud book
Recommended Age: read together: 3 to 8; read yourself: 7 to 9
Interest Level: 3 to 8
Reading Level: 2.2
Age of Child: Read with children ages 3 and 5.
Young Reader Reaction: My kids always enjoy Splat the Cat books and this one is a particular favorite. They giggled and listened intently all the way through.
Adult Reader Reaction: I also enjoyed this book. It was a cute story and easy to read. I wasn't surprised the liked this because they have enjoyed all the other Splat books, but I was taken aback how many times they requested we read it.
Pros: Who wouldn't want to go on a visit to an ice cream factory! Splat gives us a great story of his adventure. Fun illustrations will keep readers screaming for more.
Borrow or Buy: Borrow. This is a great book. Like many learning-to-read books, it is a book your kids will grow out of.
Educational Themes: One of the themes is that when you make a mess, you must clean it up. This is a good lesson for all preschoolers!
Notes: The publisher donated a copy of this book knowing that we would consider it for review and provide an independent, unbiased profile. This book will be given to a nonprofit to help readers in need.