“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis
Bibliographic Information Splat the Cat Takes the Cake, Written by Amy Hsu Lin Illustrated by Rob Scotton. Published by Harper Collins Publishers, New York, c.2012
Lexie Level: 500
Synopsis: In his excitement to rein act a Super Cat scene, Splat breaks his TV. He comes up with a plan to win a new television by participating on a cake baking contest.
Rationale for Classroom Use: This simple, decodable text is best used in working towards reading fluency. Readers could also work on making predictions of how Splat will solve his problem of the broken TV and the messed up cake.
Common Core Connection:
1.RL.10. With prompting and support, read prose and poetry of appropriate complexity for grade 1.