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Splat the Cat from Kids Preferred Is Ready to Make a Splash

SplattheCatThis fall, Kids Preferred will have a new series of Splat the Cat toys, based on the bestselling children’s picture books by Rob Scotton. The books center on Splat, a rambunctious cat that befriends a mouse, goes to school, and learns a few lessons along the way.

The Splat the Cat line includes the Splat the Cat Beanbag, which is soft and squishy, and intended for throwing, toting along, and touching. Black and gray, it measures out to approximately 8.75 inches.

The new Splat the Cat drag-along is 11 inches long, and easy to drag, carry, and take on trips. The Seymour the Mouse Beanbag is a companion to both Splat and the Splat beanbag. The 4-inch beanbag has a big nose, curious ears, and a tummy that invites touching.

The Splat the Cat Hardcover Book features Splat the Cat and his pet mouse Seymour in a story about their first day at school.

Splat the Cat Joins Scholastic’s My First Collection

Scholastic Storybook Treasures is releasing My First Collection Featuring Splat the Cat, encouraging toddlers towards a love of reading.  The DVD set includes 14 stories adapted from books, spanning three discs.

In the title tale, adapted from a book written and illustrated by Rob Scotton, Splat is nervous about his first day of school and so he brings his mouse pal, Seymour, along. He quickly learns that cats are supposed to chase mice! The DVD series also includes The Story about Ping, The Napping House, and additional stories that rhyme and focus on furry friends and feather friends. Celebrity narrators include Tim Curry (Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties) and Mary Beth Hurt (Lady in the Water).