Suitable for: Ages 3 and up
Theme/Topic: Manners, Rhyme
Opening: The Splatters are messy,
So vulgar and sloppy,
It’s just the sad truth.
Brief Synopsis: The Splatters are a messy family until they get an invitation from the Duches to join her for a family dinner. The catch? The family needs to clean up their home and themselves plus learn some manners. Activity pages from School Express on Manners.
Link to Resources: I’m terrible at singing with my son, but I found this site which includes two manners songs.
Why I chose this book: I mentioned the author Marty in a post about the local SCBWI group. She released a chapter book and as I encouraged people to scoop up her book for free, I found The Splatters on Amazon. I found a copy at the local library to check out the first time Enzo and I read it. Now, we own a copy.
The illustrations are rich in color and show a quirky multi-generational family. It’s a feast of words and pictures.
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