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I appreciate Splat the Cat, but I find some of the early readers that aren't illustrated or written by Scotton kind of lacking. I read this one to compare it to a "true" Scotton book. This one is "based on the creation of" Scotton. The text is by a different author, and the interior (non-cover) drawings are done by someone else. I didn't find this story that compelling. I thought it'd be more about the cake, but it was just as much about a TV character. The pictures provide a lot of detail that the text does not. This can add interest, but in another way, it might challenge the very early reader. We read that "Splat saved Seymour from a sneaky snake" which is in fact his tail. Yes, kids can get the joke, but if you are trying to read new words with contextual clues, then this could get confusing. I felt like this book didn't know who it was trying to appeal to.