Book Review: Split Splat!, by Amy Gibson and Steve Bjorkman (Illustrator)


A delightful, rainy day celebration!

sing a little rain song, a simple song, a plain song, a
pitter-patter-tip-tap-on-the-windowpane song. Drip drop, plip plop, pit
pat, split splat! Put down your umbrella! Take off your galoshes! It’s
time to sing and dance in the rain. When one little girl and her
adorable dog venture out on a rainy, spring day, the neighborhood joins
her and what results is squishy, sloshy, muddy day fun.

Gibson’s simple, whimsical rhymes and New York Times bestselling
illustrator Steve Bjorkman’s bright and sweet illustrations create the
perfect celebration of nature and friendship in this springtime, anytime


A delightful rainy day read!  Like Denise Fleming’s books, Amy Gibson’s writing is simple, rhyming prose that expresses the experience of a rainy day.  It is less of a story per se, and more of a feeling.  The use of alliteration combined with sound words make for a fun and entertaining book.

The illustrations are bright, colorful and fun.  They are a perfect match for the writing.  I hope to find more books illustrated by Steve Bjorkman.  His style is simple, yet very engaging.  

Reading level: Ages 4 and up
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Scholastic Press (March 1, 2012)

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    Adriana (BooksOnHerMind)
    November 6, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Aah! So cute 😀
    What is that famous book with a boy wearing a rain coat on the cover? Eratz is the author or something like that…
    She’s Got Books on Her Mind

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    November 6, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    I'm not sure which book that is. It sounds familiar, though.

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