Bound To Stay Bound

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 Love, Splat
 Author: Scotton, Rob

 Publisher:  HarperCollins (2008)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 26 x 26 cm.

 BTSB No: 793653 ISBN: 9780060831578
 Ages: 3-7 Grades: K-2

 Valentine's Day -- Fiction
 Valentines -- Fiction
 School stories
 Cats -- Fiction

Price: $22.58

Splat the cat has a special valentine for a certain someone in his class.

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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 3.10
   Points: .5   Quiz: 127426
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: K-2
   Reading Level: 3.30
   Points: 1.0   Quiz: 46660

Common Core Standards 
   Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Craft & Structure
   Grade K → Reading → RL Literature → K.RL Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
   Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 1 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 1.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 2 → Reading → RL Reading Literature → 2.RL Key Ideas & Details

   School Library Journal (03/01/09)
   Booklist (02/15/09)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 02/15/2009 The lovable but insecure feline from Splat the Cat (2008) returns to celebrate Valentine’s Day. He has a crush on Kitten, but whenever they meet she pulls his ears, ties his tail, and calls him smelly. His classmate Spike—who has his own crush on Kitten—does his best to convince Splat that Kitten doesn’t return his affections. Fortunately, Kitten is able to see through Spike’s amorous professions, leading to a happy Valentine exchange. Scotton’s cartoon-style artwork features animals rendered in black-and-gray tones using vividly colored human accessories. A perfect choice for Valentine story hours or for Splat fans any time of the year. - Copyright 2009 Booklist.

School Library Journal - 03/01/2009 K-Gr 2— In this follow-up to Splat the Cat (HarperCollins, 2008), the fuzzy black feline learns that bigger isn't better when it comes to Valentine's Day cards. Splat has a crush on Kitten, a fluffy white cat with pea-green eyes, but he isn't the only one. Self-assured Spike informs Splat that he likes her much more and has prepared a superior Valentine to prove it. Discouraged, Splat tosses his tribute into the trash. Kitten smiles as she receives Spike's card but doesn't swoon as she reads, "You are so lucky that I like you." Happily, she notices the little red envelope in the trash and surprises Splat with a pink Valentine that leaves him grinning from ear to ear. The cartoon-style illustrations have a contemporary, quirky feel due to the monochromatic palette, which is punctuated with brightly colored details. Children will giggle at Splat's awkward interactions with Kitten and smile at the story's satisfying conclusion.—Lisa Glasscock, Columbine Public Library, Littleton, CO - Copyright 2009 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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