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The Cat in the Hat

by Seuss Seuss

Random House Children's Books | March 12, 1957 | Picture Books

The Cat in the Hat is rated 5 out of 5 by 6.
Join the Cat in the Hat as he makes learning to read a joy! It’s a rainy day and Dick and Sally can’t find anything to do . . . until the Cat in the Hat unexpectedly appears and turns their dreary afternoon into a fun-filled extravaganza! This beloved Beginner Book by Dr. Seuss, which also features timeless Dr. Seuss characters such as Fish and Thing 1 and Thing 2, is fun to read aloud and easy to read alone. Written using 236 different words that any first or second grader can read, it’s a fixture in home and school libraries and a favorite among parents, beginning readers, teachers, and librarians.

Originally created by Dr. Seuss, Beginner Books encourage children to read all by themselves, with simple words and illustrations that give clues to their meaning.

Format: Picture Books

Dimensions: 72 pages, 9.33 × 6.75 × 0.45 in

Published: March 12, 1957

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 039480001x

ISBN - 13: 9780394800011

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Cat In The Hat in English and Frech I purchased this, as well as, all the other available French Dr. Seuss books for my grandchildren and they adore them. I truly wish that all of Dr. Seuss hardcovers were available.
Date published: 2014-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This Cat's ALL THAT "In a world gone horribly wrong,full of giant mutant cats attired in fancy costumes,baring boxes full of horrendous oddities,and overly dictative talking fish...a young boy and his sister Sally,find themselves trapped,and under the spell of the want to do bad things!".....that's how the movie trailer would read anyways. In reality....this is the classic book that nearly every child,and adult should read,or have read to them. Two children left at home by their mother,on a boring rainy day,and told to behave. Enter the Cat In The Hat....who's goal in life,seems to be doing anything but behaving! The childrens goldfish is the voice of reason,but he is easily out voted,by the want to have "fun". But as we learn,fun that is without boundries,is fun that causes trouble! I remember this book as a child,and we all delighted in a Cat in a Hat,but how soon we would wish we were as smart as a fish! A great read for ALL,and a must for any childs library.
Date published: 2009-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from so classic What a fun read! My baby loves it!
Date published: 2008-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must read book! This book is a fabulous book for all ages. Its easy to read and also fun to read whether your 4 or 54 you will always remember the first time you read The Cat In the Hat. This book is about two little children that are very much bored When a wild crazy cat walks through there front door.the cat says lets have some fun!and on goes the story until there mother is about to come home and the house was a mess.but then the cat comes back with a big machine and says dont worry i always clean up my mess. So its clean when the mother comes. Believe me you wont want to put this book down! Im only 11 and i still read it!!! Even my mom will for good old sake!I recomend you buy this book!!1
Date published: 2001-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great book for all ages This book is a great for children who are just learning to read, or adults who are remembering their childhood. I recommend this book and all the other books written by Dr. Seuss. They are excellent!
Date published: 2001-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from #1 the best book ever.
Date published: 2001-02-08

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The Cat in the Hat

by Seuss Seuss

Format: Picture Books

Dimensions: 72 pages, 9.33 × 6.75 × 0.45 in

Published: March 12, 1957

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 039480001x

ISBN - 13: 9780394800011

From the Publisher

Join the Cat in the Hat as he makes learning to read a joy! It’s a rainy day and Dick and Sally can’t find anything to do . . . until the Cat in the Hat unexpectedly appears and turns their dreary afternoon into a fun-filled extravaganza! This beloved Beginner Book by Dr. Seuss, which also features timeless Dr. Seuss characters such as Fish and Thing 1 and Thing 2, is fun to read aloud and easy to read alone. Written using 236 different words that any first or second grader can read, it’s a fixture in home and school libraries and a favorite among parents, beginning readers, teachers, and librarians.

Originally created by Dr. Seuss, Beginner Books encourage children to read all by themselves, with simple words and illustrations that give clues to their meaning.

From the Jacket

Illus. in color. The Cat in the Hat came to play one rainy, nothing-to-do afternoon. His hilarious antics are "recommended for all libraries."--(starred) "School Library Journal.

About the Author

Theodor Seuss Geisel—aka Dr. Seuss—is, quite simply, one of the most beloved children’s book authors of all time. The forty-four books he wrote and illustrated under the name Dr. Seuss (and others that he wrote but did not illustrate, including some under the pseudonyms Theo. LeSieg and Rosetta Stone) have been translated into thirty languages. Hundreds of millions of copies have found their way into homes and hearts around the world. Dr. Seuss’s long list of awards includes Caldecott Honors for McElligot’s Pool, If I Ran the Zoo, and Bartholomew and the Oobleck; the Pulitzer Prize; and eight honorary doctorates. Works based on his original stories have won three Oscars, three Emmys, three Grammys, and a Peabody.

From Our Editors

No one wants to be stuck inside with nothing to do, but when it rains there's little choice. Of course, if you have The Cat in the Hat then that's a different story. After all, the Cat has got tricks up his sleeve that will keep you on your toes while you have the time of your life. As he searches the house for his lost, moss-covered, three-handled, family gredunza, Thing One and Thing Two wreak havoc in every room. It's so much fun it's easy to forget about the massive mess that you're creating in mom's neatly tidied house - until she walks up the steps! Not to worry: the Cat's got the solution for that and it's in his hat...

Employee Review

Instead of reviewing this modern classic, I want to give you a new reason to read it. In the early 1950s, the Connecticut school board decided that a major impediment to learning was that the Dick and Jane texts were dull. According to the biography Dr. Seuss and Mr. Geisel, a publisher read the report and contacted Dr. Seuss to create a new reading book, using the 220 words he provided. Why 220? Because people felt that was the maximum that kids could absorb. Seuss had the title within moments, but it took him nine months to write the rest. Read this book again for the first time!

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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