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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.
This is a charming, clever and often hilarious story dealing with overcoming those awful fears of that terrible saga, the first day of school. Splat is cat who is nervous about his first day in cat class. So nervous in fact that he takes his mouse friend Seymour with him his lunch box. When the lunch box opens at school, chaos ensues! Very witty and combined with fantastic funny furry drawings, this book is bound to raise a Cheshire grin or two.
From the same Sheep that made his debut back in 2005, Russell is here for a pure snowy holiday treat. Complete with a book and CD readers won’t be disappointed as Russell sets about repairing Santa’s sleigh before Christmas has to be cancelled. An engaging and often amusing story.
If you are hearing that toddler mantra of ‘can’t get to sleep’ or ‘don’t want to go to sleep’ then this is the picture book for you. Russell the sheep suffers from insomnia but in the end his adventures are so exhausting he goes to sleep. Enthralling, enchanting and soothing by turns, toddlers will be drawn in by the simple text and delightfully understated illustrations. A bedtime read par excellence.
Shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. What the judges said: A book that makes friends! Its limited colour palette works very well, particularly in its use of white. It also gives a great sense of texture – the sheeps’ fleeces really do look fluffy. It is actually more sophisticated than it first appears, working at different levels whilst providing something to laugh at on every page.
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 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'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!
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.
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.
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 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.
READ BY ANTHONY HEAD.The second hilarious story about Splat the Cat, the irresistible character from Rob Scotton, bestselling creator of Russell the SheepREAD BY ANTHONY HEAD. 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?