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Rob Scotton - Author

About the Author

Rob Scotton is one of Great Britain's leading illustrators. His work can be found on greeting cards, ceramics, textiles, prints, stationery, and glassware. An honours graduate of Leicester Polytechnic, Rob now lives in Rutland, England, with his wife, Liz, who is also an artist.

Rob had only to look out of his studio window to find the inspiration for Russell. The rolling countryside surrounding his home is brimming with sheep, other wildlife, sheep, rural beauty, and more sheep. russell the sheep is his first picture book.

 

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Splat the Cat and the Quick Chicks

Splat the Cat and the Quick Chicks

Author: Rob Scotton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/02/2016

Splat's class project is taking care of chicken eggs in this I Can Read book from New York Times bestselling author-artist Rob Scotton. When Splat takes the chicks home overnight, they hatch and run loose around his house! They pop up in the bathroom, hide inside his socks, and fall asleep in the paint box! Will Splat be able to round them all up? Beginning readers will practice words in the quick and chick word family in this easy-to-read addition to the Splat series. Splat the Cat and the Quick Chicks is a Level One I Can Read book, which means it's perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.

Splat the Cat and the Hotshot

Splat the Cat and the Hotshot

Author: Rob Scotton Format: eBook Release Date: 03/02/2015

When Splat meets the new cat scout, Scott, hes in awe of what Scott can do. Scotts the best at everything! Even though Splat cant build the biggest fire or tie the best knot, hes talented in his own way. Soon Splat learns to appreciate his own talentsand the power of teamwork!Beginning readers will laugh along with Splat as he discovers his cool cat talents.

Splat the Cat - Penguins are Cool!

Splat the Cat - Penguins are Cool!

Author: Rob Scotton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2014

Join Splat the Cat on a school trip to the zoo to see his favourite animals in bestselling picture book author Rob Scotton's hilarious new adventure. Splat the Cat is so excited when Mrs. Wimpydimple announces that the class will be going to the zoo. While everyone calls out his or her favourite animal-Elephant! Giraffe! Monkey!-Splat only wants to see the penguins. After all, penguins are perfect; they are black and white, just like Splat! All day long, Splat just can't wait. But when the smallest animal makes the biggest splash and shuts down the penguin exhibit, Splat goes home disappointed and alone . . . or does he? Fans of Splat the Cat will delight in this funny story about animals and enjoy Splat's always-present enthusiasm.

Fishy Tales!

Fishy Tales!

Author: Rob Scotton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/07/2013

Splat the Cat and his class go on a field trip to the aquarium! Splat tries to impress Kitten with his excellent sea creature facts, but he might not know as much about underwater creatures as he first thought. Mrs. Wimpydimple reminds them to look, don't touch. But Splat finds himself making a great big-splash!

Splat and the Cool School Trip

Splat and the Cool School Trip

Author: Rob Scotton Format: eBook Release Date: 25/06/2013

Splat the Cat is so excited when Mrs. Wimpydimple announces that the class will be going to the zoo. While everyone calls out his or her favorite animalElephant! Giraffe!Splat only wants to see the penguins. After all, penguins are perfect; they are black and white, just like Splat!All day long, Splat just cant wait. But when the smallest animal makes the biggest splash and shuts down the penguin exhibit, Splat goes home disappointed and alone . . . or does he? Get on board this hilarious new adventure from bestselling author-artist Rob Scotton.

Splat the Cat: A Whale of a Tale

Splat the Cat: A Whale of a Tale

Author: Rob Scotton Format: eBook Release Date: 21/05/2013

Splat the Cat cant wait for his trip to the beach. His grandpa asks him to bring back a shell so that he can hear the sea. Splat is determined to find a great shell, and nothing will distract him! But when all he can find are broken shells, can a friend in the ocean help save the day?Laugh along with Splat the Cat in this hilarious I Can Read adventure, perfect for beginning readers!

Splat the Cat: On with the Show

Splat the Cat: On with the Show

Author: Rob Scotton Format: eBook Release Date: 02/04/2013

Splat the Cat cant wait to be in his school play about castles and kings and queensmaybe hell even get to play a knight! Will Splat find a way to steal the show? Join him and his classmates for another hilarious Splat the Cat adventure!

Splat the Cat with a Bang and a Clang

Splat the Cat with a Bang and a Clang

Author: Rob Scotton Format: eBook Release Date: 26/02/2013

Splats friends are having a band rehearsal for their rock band, the Cat Gang. They want Splat to play with them, too! But what will he play?

Splat Says Thank You!

Splat Says Thank You!

Author: Rob Scotton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2013

Splat the Cat is back with a new adventure. This time he's saying thank you for all the fun he's had with his mouse friend, Seymour! Seymour needs cheering up, and Splat wants to help. So he creates not just a thank- you card, but a whole thank-you book. The book lists all the sweet and funny reasons why Splat is thankful for their friendship. The heartwarming story, lively illustrations and laugh-out-loud text will leave you thankful that you picked up this book!

Splat the Cat: Fishy Tales

Splat the Cat: Fishy Tales

Author: Rob Scotton Format: eBook Release Date: 02/10/2012

Splat the Cat and his class go on a field trip to the aquarium! Splat tries to impress Kitten with his excellent sea creature facts, but he might not know as much about underwater creatures as he first thought. Mrs. Wimpydimple reminds them to look, don't touch. But Splat finds himself making a great bigsplat!

Splat the Cat: The Rain Is a Pain

Splat the Cat: The Rain Is a Pain

Author: Rob Scotton Format: eBook Release Date: 02/10/2012

Splat can't wait to try out his brand-new roller skates! But when it starts to rain, will Splat's fun day be ruined? Beginning readers will love the wordplay in this Splat story.

Splat the Cat: The Name of the Game

Splat the Cat: The Name of the Game

Author: Rob Scotton Format: eBook Release Date: 26/06/2012

Splat the Cat's friends Spike and Plank are coming over to play games. Splat is excited to play with them . . . until everything starts to go wrong! First he trips and falls in Mouse, Mouse, Catand then he can't find a good hiding spot in hide-and-seek. Readers will delight as Splat finds a way to have fun in the end.The Name of the Game is a perfect story for kids just learning to read, with bright, vivid illustrations and an easy-to-follow text full of Splat's signature humor!

Secret Agent Splat

Secret Agent Splat

Author: Rob Scotton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/04/2012

Splat the Cat turns detective in this hilarious new title in the internationally best-selling series from the creator of Russell the Sheep. Splat the Cat notices that something isn't quite right in his house. First the toy ducks his father makes start to go missing. Then they are mysteriously returned but, strangely enough, without their beaks! Who could possibly be causing all of this trouble? To solve the mystery, Splat musters up his courage and rises to the challenge as Secret Agent Splat!

Merry Christmas, Splat

Merry Christmas, Splat

Author: Rob Scotton Format: eBook Release Date: 17/04/2012

It's the night before Christmas, and Splat wonders if he's been a good enough cat this year to deserve a really big present. Just to make sure, he offers some last-minute help to his mom and, in typical Splat fashion, he messes up completely! That night Splat stays awake hoping to see Santa Claus. But when Splat misses him, he's sure his Christmas is ruinedalong with his hopes for a really big present. . . .Everyone's favorite furry cat is back in a Christmas story perfect for any child anxiously awaiting Santa's arrival.

Love, Splat

Love, Splat

Author: Rob Scotton Format: eBook Release Date: 17/04/2012

It's Valentine's Day and Splat has a special valentine for a certain someone in his class. Her name is Kitten, and Splat likes her even more than fish sticks and ice cream. But Kitten doesn't seem to like him at allshe always ties his tail and pokes his belly when she sees him. And then there's Splat's rival, Spike, who also likes Kitten. Will Splat's heartfelt valentine win Kitten's paw in the end?In this funny follow-up to Splat the Cat, Rob Scotton captures the highs and lows of a first crush with humor and understanding.

Splish, Splash, Splat!

Splish, Splash, Splat!

Author: Rob Scotton Format: eBook Release Date: 17/04/2012

Splat does not want to have a playdate with Spike. Spike will break his toys and eat all of his candy fish! And he does not want to learn how to swimwater is horrible, scary, and wet! He's sure that this is going to be the worst day ever. But when the rest of their classmates rush straight into the pool, Splat and Spike find that they may have more in common than they thought. Will Splat overcome his fear of water and get into the pool? And how can he help Spike to do the same?

Splat the Cat Takes the Cake

Splat the Cat Takes the Cake

Author: Rob Scotton Format: eBook Release Date: 17/04/2012

Splat loves watching his favorite superhero, Super Cat, on the family TV, but when the set breaks, Splat has no way to watch his cherished cartoon. Splat asks himself, "e;What would Super Cat do?"e; and decides to save the day by winning a brand-new TV. The only problem is that winning the TV requires Splat to enter a cake-baking contest . . . which turns out to be a little trickier and stickier than expected.Splat's messy adventures will delight beginning readers.

Splat the Cat

Splat the Cat

Author: Rob Scotton Format: eBook Release Date: 03/04/2012

It's Splat's first day of school and he's worried. What if he doesn't make any new friends? Just in case, Splat decides to bring along his pet mouse, Seymour, and hides him in his lunchbox. The teacher, Mrs. Wimpydimple, introduces Splat to the class and he soon starts learning all his important cat lessons. But when Seymour escapes and the cats do what cats do (they chase mice!), Splat's worried again. Maybe now he'll lose all his friends, old and new! Just in time, wise Mrs. Wimpydimple takes charge and teaches everyone an important new lesson. Maybe Cat School is going to be okay after all!

Splat the Cat: Back to School, Splat!

Splat the Cat: Back to School, Splat!

Author: Rob Scotton Format: eBook Release Date: 03/04/2012

How can there be homework when its only the first day of school? Splat must pick only one of all of his fun summer adventures to share with his classmates at show-and-tell. But in the end, Splat may find that the best part of his summer wasnt an adventure at all. . . .

Secret Agent Splat!

Secret Agent Splat!

Author: Rob Scotton Format: eBook Release Date: 13/03/2012

Who messed with my ducks?Splat the Cat notices that something isnt quite right in his house. First his fathers duck decoys start to go missing. Then they are mysteriously returned but, strangely enough, without their beaks! Who could possibly be causing all of this trouble? To solve the mystery, Splat musters up his courage and rises to the challenge as Secret Agent Splat. This wacky cat-and-mouse story from bestselling author and illustrator Rob Scotton will have readers laughing from beginning to end.

Splat the Cat Audio Collection

Splat the Cat Audio Collection

Author: Rob Scotton Format: eBook Release Date: 06/12/2011

Join Splat in his outrageously funny and endearing adventures: from his first day at school, to Valentine's Day, to going camping with his rival, Spike. All that and more can be found in this delightful audio collection! Included in this collection are:Splat the CatLove, SplatMerry Christmas, SplatScaredy-Cat Splat!Splat the Cat: Splat the Cat Sings FlatSplish, Splash, SplatSplat the Cat: Good Night, Sleep TightSplat the Cat: Back to School Splat!

Scaredy-Cat, Splat!

Scaredy-Cat, Splat!

Author: Rob Scotton Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 29/09/2011

The fourth hilarious story about Splat the Cat, the irresistible character from Rob Scotton, bestselling creator of Russell the Sheep It's Halloween and Splat is determined to be the scariest cat in the class. Unfortunately he's just too much of a scaredy-cat. He's afraid of a little spider, and everyone says his costume looks more silly than scary. And when the teacher tells a ghost story in the dark, Splat gets so frightened that he tips over his pumpkin jack-o-lantern. But when the lights go back on, the entire class is scared silly by a small, black furry creature with a big pumpkin head. Whoooo could it be?

Splat the Cat and the Duck with No Quack

Splat the Cat and the Duck with No Quack

Author: Rob Scotton Format: eBook Release Date: 30/08/2011

Clickity clack, clickity clack . . . Splat's bicycle bumps and jumps over the bumpy track on his way to school, until . . . crack! Splat takes a tumble off of his bike and finds himself nose to beak with a duck. A crash of this caliber should certainly merit some alarm from this duck, but Splat hears no sound. A duck with no quack? Splat thinks that his teacher, Mrs. Wimpydimple, will know what to do, so Splat packs the duck in his backpack along with his school supplies and heads off to Cat School. Join Splat in this hilarious story that is sure to quack up beginning readers.

Splat the Cat: Good Night, Sleep Tight

Splat the Cat: Good Night, Sleep Tight

Author: Rob Scotton Format: eBook Release Date: 09/08/2011

Splat is really excited about going campinguntil his mom tells him she has invited his rival, Spike. Will Spike ruin Splat's trip?In this easy-to-follow story about an unlikely friendship, Splat learns that his worst enemy isn't so different from him after all.

Splat the Cat: Splat the Cat Sings Flat

Splat the Cat: Splat the Cat Sings Flat

Author: Rob Scotton Format: eBook Release Date: 09/08/2011

When Splat's teacher announces that the whole class is going to sing for their parents on Parents' Night, Splat is worried: he's afraid to speak in public, much less sing in public!In fact, he's so nervous he can't even manage a simple "e;meow."e; What will it take for Splat to overcome his stage fright and make his parents proud?Splat the Cat Sings Flat, Splat's I Can Read debut, captures the experience of facing one's fears with warmth and humor. Young readers will beg for an encore!

SPLISH, SPLASH, SPLAT

SPLISH, SPLASH, SPLAT

Author: Rob Scotton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/07/2011

Splat the Cat makes waves at the pool in this hilarious new picture book - perfect for children learning to swim! Splat does not want to have a play date with Spike. Spike will break his toys and eat all of his fish-shaped sweets. And he does not want to learn how to swim - water is horrible, scary, and wet! He's sure that this is going to be the worst day ever. But when the rest of their classmates rush straight into the pool, Splat and Spike find that they may have more in common than they thought. Will Splat overcome his fear of water and get into the pool? And how can he help Spike to do the same?

Love, Splat Mini HB

Love, Splat Mini HB

Author: Rob Scotton Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2011

Love is in the air for Splat the Cat in this hilarious Valentine's Day story. The purr-fect gift for a loved one! Splat the cat is desperate to become friends with one of the girls at school! But he's much too shy to talk to her. However will he get her attention? Perhaps Valentine's Day will provide the perfect opportunity?

Scaredy-Cat, Splat!

Scaredy-Cat, Splat!

Author: Rob Scotton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2010

The fourth hilarious story about Splat the Cat, the irresistible character from Rob Scotton, bestselling creator of Russell the Sheep It's Halloween and Splat is determined to be the scariest cat in the class. Unfortunately he's just too much of a scaredy-cat. He's afraid of a little spider, and everyone says his costume looks more silly than scary. And when the teacher tells a ghost story in the dark, Splat gets so frightened that he tips over his pumpkin jack-o-lantern. But when the lights go back on, the entire class is scared silly by a small, black furry creature with a big pumpkin head. Whoooo could it be?

Merry Christmas, Splat

Merry Christmas, Splat

Author: Rob Scotton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2009

This hilarious holiday story about Splat the Cat is the third about this irresistible character from Rob Scotton, bestselling creator of Russell the Sheep. Splat the cat can't wait for Christmas and is SURE he's been good enough for Santa to bring him all the presents on his Christmas list. But just in case Santa needs reminding of what an exceptionally good cat he is, Splat makes himself EXTRA helpful around the house. It's tiring work being helpful, but when Splat goes to bed on Christmas Eve he's kept awake by a worrying thought... Just how good do you need to be for Santa to visit? A charming Christmas story perfect for any eager child awaiting Santa's arrival.

Love, Splat Mini HB

Love, Splat Mini HB

Author: Rob Scotton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2009

The second hilarious story about Splat the Cat, the irresistible character from Rob Scotton, bestselling creator of Russell the Sheep Splat the cat is desperate to become friends with one of the girls at school! But he's much too shy to talk to her. However will he get her attention? Perhaps Valentine's Day will provide the perfect opportunity?

Splat The Cat

Splat The Cat

Author: Rob Scotton Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 05/02/2009

READ BY ANTHONY HEAD. Meet Splat the Cat! An irresistible new character from Rob Scotton, bestselling creator of Russell the Sheep READ BY ANTHONY HEAD. It's Splat the Cat's first day of school and he's worried. What if he doesn't make any new friends? Just in case, Splat decides to bring along his pet mouse, Seymour, and hides him in his lunch box. The teacher, Mrs Wimpydimple, introduces Splat to the class and he soon starts learning all his important cat lessons. But when Seymour escapes and the cats do what cats do (they chase mice!), Splat's worried again. Maybe now he'll lose all his friends, old and new! Just in time, wise Mrs Wimpydimple takes charge and teaches everyone an important new lesson... Maybe Cat School is going to be ok after all!

Splat The Cat

Splat The Cat

Author: Rob Scotton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2008

Meet Splat the Cat! An irresistible new character from Rob Scotton, bestselling creator of Russell the Sheep It's Splat the Cat's first day of school and he's worried. What if he doesn't make any new friends? Just in case, Splat decides to bring along his pet mouse, Seymour, and hides him in his lunch box. The teacher, Mrs Wimpydimple, introduces Splat to the class and he soon starts learning all his important cat lessons. But when Seymour escapes and the cats do what cats do (they chase mice!), Splat's worried again. Maybe now he'll lose all his friends, old and new! Just in time, wise Mrs Wimpydimple takes charge and teaches everyone an important new lesson... Maybe Cat School is going to be ok after all!

Russell and the Lost Treasure

Russell and the Lost Treasure

Author: Rob Scotton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2006

Russell the sheep is back again in another great adventure - searching for lost treasure! Russell the sheep is thrilled with his latest discovery: a chest containing the Lost Treasure of Frogsbottom Field. What will he find when he turns the key? Russell is so disappointed when he opens the chest to find some useless items and an ancient camera. But when the camera accidentally goes off with a bright FLASH...Russell realizes there is a whole new world ready for his creativity. Soon Russell finds himself with a treasury rich in photos. Each page is brilliantly illustrated as Russell discovers new things to take pictures of. Follow along to see all of Russell's new riches!

Russell the Sheep

Russell the Sheep

Author: Rob Scotton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/07/2005

A quirky bedtime story, introducing endearing insomniac, Russell the Sheep. Sometimes Russell the Sheep is just a little bit out of step with the rest of flock. All the sheep are falling asleep - except Russell. He's tried everything... but he's still wide awake. What's a sheep to do?

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