We love Splat the Cat so it was nice to see it as a I Can Read book. While we are a bit early to be reading we do sound out some of the words in the this book. It is long enough to keep their attention when I'm not "quizzing" and just reading. They enjoy the La La La that Splat sings out loud. Splat's class is going to sing for everyone's parents and families. As they all practice, Splat thinks about how shy he is and he is worried he cannot sing in front of everyone. His teacher, Mrs. Wimpydimple encourages him and he tries a few times and finally he sings after realizing that if his mouse, Seymour can come to a class full of cats everyday, he can sing in public. He sings -- la la la - very flat. The big night comes and Splay sings so hard he falls off the mat, SPLAT. Everyone laughs and Splat is a hit. His family is every proud. I thought it had a nice basic message. In addition to the story line - we are very amused by the teacher, Mrs. Wimpydimple's name each time we hear it. Seymour is also a fun addition. We often try to find him on the pages to see if he is somewhere in the background. I have already pre-ordered the new Splat books that will be released this Summer.
I started reading my three year old the Splat series and she absolutely loves them. All the Splat books are very well written and have beautiful and comical art style in them that really keeps a child's attention. Splat sings flat while cute and is on my daughters regular reading rotation it to me it just isn't as good a story as many of the others. Reading it on the Fire is easy and the pages display properly and are vivid. If your child likes this series it would be a welcome addition to your collection.
We have other Splat books and like them, so I bought this for my 6 year old. It's a bit long, so I'll read a page then he does. That's what works best for him. With this book, we enjoy singing off key with Splat; my 9 year old even came over and sang off key with us!