Sunday, October 17, 2010

Review and GIVEAWAY: Scaredy-Cat, Splat!

A favorite character of children returns with a new Halloween read!

Scotton, Rob.
Scaredy-Cat, Splat!
August 2010.
Harper Collins.
Review copy provided courtesy of publisher.

When Splat's teacher announces that she will be giving out a prize for the scariest Halloween costume, Splat puts his mind to work to try and come up with the scariest costume. However, when no one seems scared by him, Splat quickly becomes discouraged. His discouragement doesn't last long, as when Mrs. Wimpydimple tells her scariest ghost-story, the whole class jumps in fright, and Splat's jack-o-lantern lands atop his head, instantly turning him into the scariest of all!

Children will love the return of Splat in this Halloween tale! His almost-mischevious ways will have everyone chuckling at his antics! This is a must-have Halloween read this year, and lucky for you... I have one copy that I will be offering up as a giveaway to one of my lucky readers (see details below)!!!

Learning/Reading Activity:
  • Host a Halloween costume party for your child(ren). Rather than just giving away just one prize for the scariest costume, create a prize category so that each child will win a prize (if there are 20 children, come up with 20 different costume categories - scariest, funniest, cutest, reddest, most-monsterish, etc). That way, everyone walks away a winner!
  • In a comment on this post, share with me what your child(ren) will be dressed as for Halloween this year!
  • Be sure to leave an email address along with your comment.
  • Deadline to enter is Wednesday, October 20th at 11:59PM EST.
  • For an extra entry(or three):
    1. Become a subscriber/follower of my blog (+1)
    2. Blog about this giveaway on your own blog and leave a link in your comment (+1)
    3. Leave a tweet on your Twitter page and then leave a link in your comment (+1)
  • Contest is open to U.S. Residents only, sorry for any inconveniences!
  • Winner will be selected by special guest poster on Wednesday, October 20th and will receive a complimentary copy of Scaredy-Cat, Splat!

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style='clear: both;' Kathleen said...

I have an 8 year old and a 3 1/2 year old - they will both be candy corn witches! They both love Splat and would love to have a copy of this book! - I also became a follower of your blog!

style='clear: both;' Laurie said...

That story sounds adorable. My children are dressing as various warriors. My grandchildren, who I would like to win this book for, are dressing as a cookie monster and a giraffe.

mom7_06 (at) yahoo (dot) com

I already follow your blog. :)

style='clear: both;' Beth said...

My 2 1/2year old is going to be a blue Crayola crayon!

style='clear: both;' Lynne_Marie said...

We had the pleasure of meeting Rob Scotton when he was first in the US promoting Russell the Sheep, so we would LOVE to win a copy of this Splat book! My daughter will be dressing as Rapunzel, and she and I will also be Medieval Princesses at another party. I'm pleased to become a Blog Follower!

style='clear: both;' Mama Pickles said...

My 4 year old is going to be a race car driver and my 2 year old is going to be a dalmation. 1squishypickle at

style='clear: both;' Mama Pickles said...

I am a follower of your blog. 1squishypickle at

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Anonymous said...

My eleven year old is planning to be part of a group of GaGa girls (complete with wig) and my son will be a zombie football player. Splat is the best!

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style='clear: both;' Callie said...

What a fun blog! I am so glad I stopped by. My 4 year old will be going as an elephant, and my 2 year old is going as a dinosaur. I'm hosting a book club this Wednesday at my house, and we'll be doing a Halloween book. I'll blog about it, and I'll be sure to mention your blog in my post. Oh, an my email is

style='clear: both;' Staci A said...

We love the original Splat book! This one looks fun too. My son's going to be Frankenstein this year.
mommastaci33 at yahoo dot com

style='clear: both;' Staci A said...

I follow your blog too. Thanks!
mommastaci33 at yahoo dot com

style='clear: both;' Ms. Moore said...

No kiddos of my own but the eleven in my class have sure been talking up a storm about their costumes: princess and cats and fairies are at the top of the lists. I have had you on my google reader for ages, but now I am an official follower!

style='clear: both;' Kathleen said...

I got my book today! Thank you so much! Can't wait to read it to my girls!!