The Cat in the Hat by Seuss Seuss

The Cat in the Hat

bySeuss 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.

About The Author

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...
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Title:The Cat in the HatFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:72 pages, 9.31 × 6.81 × 0.4 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

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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...

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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!