cover image Splat the Cat: What Was That?

Splat the Cat: What Was That?

Rob Scotton. Harper, $6.99 (12p) ISBN 978-0-06-197863-0

Splat and Spike have just one more house to hit up on Halloween night—the spooky one. Unfortunately, their mouse friend Seymour hightails it inside, leaving Splat and Spike to navigate the cobweb-strewn corridors of the old house. Large flaps on nearly every page lift to reveal the innocuous objects behind the scary-looking shapes and shadows as the two freaked-out kitties search for their errant friend. Though the three friends leave the house safe and sound (the ghosts and vampire ducks they do find basically leave them alone), Scotton provides just enough scares to keep readers on edge. Ages 4–8. (Aug.)