The Cat in the Hat by Seuss Dr. SeussThe Cat in the Hat by Seuss Dr. Seuss

The Cat in the Hat

bySeuss Dr. Seuss

Picture Books | March 12, 1957

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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.
THEODOR SEUSS GEISEL—aka Dr. Seuss—is one of the most beloved children’s book authors of all time. From The Cat in the Hat to Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, his iconic characters, stories, and art style have been a lasting influence on generations of children and adults. The books he wrote and illustrated under the name Dr. Seuss (and othe...
Title:The Cat in the HatFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:72 pages, 9.31 × 6.81 × 0.42 inPublished:March 12, 1957Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:039480001x

ISBN - 13:9780394800011

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dr Seuss Probably one of the best Dr Seuss Books.
Date published: 2017-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another Classic I loved this book and all of the Dr. Seuss books!
Date published: 2017-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Still great I never read this as a child, but I really enjoy reading it with my kids now. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from fun to read You can never go wrong with these books!
Date published: 2017-11-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fun Classic but I don't like the made up words/language.
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must-have This book is a must-have for kids!
Date published: 2017-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST BOOK EVER! You can't go wrong with Dr.Seuss! This was my favourite childhood book, I can actually recite it by heart :0
Date published: 2017-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't Go Wrong with Dr. Seuss I have read these books to my kids and now reading to my grandchildren. Make a wonderful gift.
Date published: 2017-09-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun A fun book to read with your kids.
Date published: 2017-09-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Book A wonderful early reader book!
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun book Great book but a little too hard for early readers to read by themselves
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such a great classic book! The Cat in the Hat is a joy to read for children and adults alike! Be sure to follow it up with the sequel The Cat in the Hat Comes Back! You can even read it to your babies, as the rhyming cadences in this story are wonderful for early language development. Highly recommend! #plumreview
Date published: 2017-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this book Is there any book more classic than The Cat in the Hat? I'll always love this book.
Date published: 2017-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Great book for beginners and for those trying to rhyme.
Date published: 2017-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Great! Another Dr. Seuss favorite! A recurring storytime book for us.
Date published: 2017-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic My favourite hat wearing Cat!
Date published: 2017-04-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Classic A fun read that sure captures attention
Date published: 2017-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic Classic and fun! This is an entertaining book to read; I enjoyed it as a kid.
Date published: 2017-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A true classic A really fun beginners book, love the rhymes and how it captures a kid's imagination while developing their reading skills.
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for bilingual students A must have for the beginning reader. Or older readers who need to brush up on their french.
Date published: 2017-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A classic. Dr. Seuss is definitely a family favourite writer, the books make reading a fun and enjoyable experience for even the pickiest of readers.
Date published: 2017-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read I don't know who likes this book more: my 4 years old or me :). It's so much fun
Date published: 2017-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic Seuss What an amazing author. This is the book I think of, when I think of Dr Seuss. Funny, clever, engaging.
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The gold standard! Classis Seuss and a must-have for any child's library. My mother claims I made her read it so often that we both had it memorized. I witnessed the same phenomenon with my eldest and I credit The Cat in the Hat for helping to kindle a love of words in my children. A great gift for a new parent. It's never too early to read to a child!
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful This book is classic. It's such a fun and imaginative story to read to kids!
Date published: 2016-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Childhood classic You can read it with a child, you can read it when your mild. In a seat, while eating beats. This book is a delight, just let your imagination take flight.
Date published: 2016-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book! One of my first Dr. Seuss books that I had as a child, and I read it all the time. Very funny, happy, and evokes curiousity in children. It keeps them wondering and creative, which is always appreciated. Still have it on my bookshelf today. Great read for all ages!
Date published: 2016-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must have! Everyone loves this classic because it is a perfect children's book
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic A book that all kids should read. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A fun family favourite both our four year old and one year old love this crazy rainy day adventure. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dr. Seuss' Best Book I've been reading this to my daughter since she was 6 months old - she is now 3 years old and almost knows all the words. I have read it almost every night for the past year and it never gets old. My favourite Dr. Seuss by far!
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Stands the test of time This book stands the test of time. I've enjoyed it as an adult reading it to my child and have seen my 4 year old enjoy it. Silly, but fun. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-11
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

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!