That was very, very, very, very funny – JD, 5
At what age do kids get their first crushes? When we’d finished reading Splat the Cat Fishy Tales by Rob Scotton, I asked JD if he’d ever felt fluttery about a girl and he looked at me like I’d asked if he’d ever been to the moon on a banana boat!
That said, though, I know he’s got close friendships with some girls at school, and I see the dynamic in the playground between the girls, who do lots of running up to the boys, getting their attention and then running off or turning their noses up, and the boys, who flit between being totally oblivious to break-dancing and demonstrating or telling tales of their feats of strength and skill loudly and in earshot of the faux-nonchalant girls. So yeah, I guess they start early!
In Splat the Cat Fishy Tales, our hero Splat the Cat is on a school trip and just wants to impress a girl in his class, so he bluffs his way through some fishy facts, but a fellow classmate has other ideas. Splat and his friends experience a range of emotions, from embarrassment to joy.
All in all, it’s a gentle story with a sweet ending that I think it will help JD and I talk more about feelings.
Disclosure: we were sent Splat the Cat Fishy Tales for review. No payment was received. All posts are 100% honest.