Rating: 5 lovey stars
Well...I started this on Valentine's Day. Might as well finish it, despite my tardiness...
We love these Splat books by Rob Scotton. All of the books have cute, quirky illustrations; they tell a simple, solid message; they inspire some giggles by any boy or girl nearby me. Can't beat that!
Spike doesn't. He gives his to Kitten. It is obnoxiously large and says: "You're SO lucky that I like YOU!" (Are you rolling your eyes? You should be! But not in front of your kids, lest they pick up this bad habit.)
|"I feel loved when I show off my muscles... Or sometimes|
I act like a living waffle. I am a walking calculator."
Simple stuff. Sweet stuff. That's about as mushy as I want my kids to read right now! Though Lorelei declared last week that she wants to marry my good friend's son Owen, my line--that I will be repeating until she is out of college--is "Have boys for friends first."
I've included here one of the many activities creative teachers have done after reading this book to their class. This teacher had her kids add details to Splat and add words to the heart he is holding. I smiled at this child's answer to the teacher's first words "I feel loved when..." What a character this kid seems to be! Love it.