“ Genre: Junior Books / Author: Lara Jones / Hardcover / 12 Pages / Book is published 2006-03-03 by Campbell Books „
A recent library book we have been reading in our home is Poppy Cat Splash, we have read a number of the Poppy Cat books and when my eldest saw this one in the library she picked it for her younger sister, she recognised the character from previous books and from the TV show which is now being aired. The book is available online at Amazon and is selling for £2.39.
The book is pretty small being around 5 inches square and is made of hard board as most baby and toddler books are, the front cover of the book has the usual cm width border running down the left hand side coloured in the pastel colours that signifies Poppy cat, lemon, red, pale blue, pale green and purple. The title of the book is written in black lettering and the author details are written in orange at the side, the author is Lara Jones. The main picture on the front cover is of Poppy cat stood smiling in her wellies in a puddle with splashes of water coming from the puddle too, the puddle and the splashes are made of silver holographic material which causes the front cover to glint in the light.
Inside the book there are five double pages, on the first double page Poppy cat is watering some flowers with a hose, the water again is shown by silver holographic material, the wording on the page is simply "Poppy cat splish". The second double page shows Poppy cat in the garden with Dog, Poppy Cat is in the paddling pool and her swimming costume is made of soft silky yellow fabric for your child to feel, the wording is simply "Poppy cat splash". The Third double page shows Poppy cat bouncing a ball, the ball is made of pale pink crinkly type material and the wording states "Poppy cat bounce". The fourth page shows Poppy cat playing on her scooter and crashing into some toys, one of the toys is a yacht and the sail is made out of felt material, the wording very simple again states "Poppy cat crash". The last page shows Poppy cat and Dog laying in the sunshine, Poppy cat has a pair of sunglasses on the and lenses are made of mirror board, the wording is "Poppy cat hop and jump and run, Poppy cat sleeping in the sun".
The books pictures are very brightly coloured and your child can touch the different materials, my daughter points to the cat and say ahhh which I think is sweet, I like the way the book is written with a rhyme as it flows nicely and is very easy to read. There are very few words in the book as you can see from above and this makes it a great book for young children just begining to enjoy books. My daughter has really took a liking to bookw now and she will read this book over and over again, she particurily likes feeling the bouncy ball which i think is because when you touch it it makes a noise. I would recommend the book as my daughter has got so much enjoymemt from it and the Poppy cat books are another firm favourite in our house.