#55 - Love, Splat by Rob Scotton

Summary: Splat likes Kitten more than fish sticks and ice cream, but he isn't the only one. Spike informs Splat that he likes her even more and has made a bigger and better  Valentine's Day card to prove it. Discouraged, Splat tosses his own tribute into the trash. Kitten smiles when she receives Spike's card but doesn't swoon as she reads, "You are so lucky that I like you." Fortunately, Kitten notices the little red envelope in the trash and surprises Splat with a pink Valentine that leaves him a very happy feline.

Suggested ActivityVinegar Hearts

Have the children cut or tear heart-like shapes from red tissue paper. Let the children brush white vinegar onto their white construction paper and then lay on the red hearts. As the vinegar dries, the tissue paper will fall off, leaving red heart prints.

Curriculum Area: Fine Motor Skills (controls small muscles in hands, coordinates eye-hand movement, uses tools for writing and drawing)

Appropriate Age Group
: 3 and up