The Cat in the Hat

The Cat in the Hat

Book - 1957
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Two children sitting at home on a rainy day are visited by the Cat in the Hat, who shows them some tricks and games.
Publisher: Boston : Random House, [1957]
ISBN: 9780394800011
039480001X
9780394900018
0394900014
9780679891116
0679891110
9780449810866
Characteristics: 61 p. illus. 24 cm

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Oct 15, 2020

The Cat in the Hat, by Dr. Seuss, is a fun, adventurous, and very engaging children’s book! The Cat in the Hat is by far one of Seuss’ most classic creations, and definitely is worthy of its popularity! The story line is very entertaining, the writing is fun to read, and the colourful illustrations are eye catching, all of which make this book great for keeping kids interested and engaged with a story. There is also a lot of imagination and creativity, that make this book unique! I would definitely recommend this book to other readers! I think that kids and/or families can all enjoy this book together! @PenelopeScriptor of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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RockyRidgePicks
Oct 09, 2020

A classic story about a brother and sister who are home alone on a rainy day. Join them on an adventure when the 'Cat in the Hat' shows up at their door! Great for understanding rhyming words!

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mbilodea
Apr 05, 2020

Feeling cooped up by quarantine orders? Let in the Cat in the Hat and add a little mayhem to your life. What's not to like?

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Bubba_Louie
Mar 03, 2020

This "Dr. Seuss" book of cartoon illustrations and free-flowing rhyme is a perennial favorite among eager, young readers the world over.

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chelsea28
Jun 21, 2019

this is such a cute book, I love reading it to my client (I am a support worker)

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garycornell
Apr 14, 2019

Two comment
one......"A Cat In The Hat" is my favorite children's book.
two.......I still love to read "A Cat in the Hat"!

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garycornell
Apr 14, 2019

I guess I am a child at heart. I still love to read "A Cat In A Hat". Imagine that!

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robinandrews10
Feb 17, 2019

This is a classic and I enjoy reading it to my son.

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jandt_mcmurray
Jul 11, 2017

What's not to love about a talking cat that plays well with kids & gets into mischief?!

Age recommendation: all ages

On a scale of 1-10 stars, I give it 10!

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ManMachine
Mar 25, 2017

First published in 1957 - The Cat in the Hat is a children's book written and illustrated by Theodor Geisel under the pen name Dr. Seuss. As of 2007, more than 10 million copies of The Cat in the Hat have been printed, and it has been translated into more than 12 different languages, including Latin, under the title Cattus Petasatus.

The story centres around a tall, lean, anthropomorphic cat, who wears a red and white-striped hat and a red bow tie. One rainy day the Cat shows up at the house of Sally and her unnamed brother when their mother is away. Ignoring repeated objections from the children's fish, the Cat shows the children a few of his tricks in an attempt to entertain them.

Originally from Springfield, Massachusetts - Theodor Seuss Geisel (born March 2, 1904) was a cartoonist, and artist. He died in 1991 (at the age of 87) from cancer.

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Jhardin12 Apr 03, 2021

Jhardin12 thinks this title is suitable for 3 years and over

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NataliaDrozdova
Mar 16, 2021

NataliaDrozdova thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 1 and 99

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jandt_mcmurray
Jul 11, 2017

jandt_mcmurray thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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lionlover
Apr 26, 2015

lionlover thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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blue_kangaroo_105 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 1 and 99

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yellow_ant_147 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 2 and 6

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indigo_dolphin_312
Jun 03, 2014

indigo_dolphin_312 thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and under

SPL_Kids Feb 27, 2013

SPL_Kids thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 8

kristopherpaul Aug 05, 2012

kristopherpaul thinks this title is suitable for 6 years and over

red_cat_12880 Jul 23, 2012

red_cat_12880 thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and under

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SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 12, 2012

Lawrence Quinn: Oh, I think you're gonna love it! It's just like summer camp, except with brutal forced marches and soul-crushing discipline.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 12, 2012

Conrad: I'm not going to military school.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 12, 2012

The Cat: Well, sure, he can talk. But is he saying anything? No, not really.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 12, 2012

Sally: The fish is talking.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 12, 2012

The Fish: Me! Remember, the fish? Came home in a baggy, loved me for two weeks, and then *nothing*!

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 12, 2012

Conrad: Who said that?

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 12, 2012

The Fish: Stop this right now!

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 12, 2012

The Cat: Awkward.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 12, 2012

Conrad: That's my mom.

SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 12, 2012

The Cat: Humina, humina, humina! Who is this?

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SAPPHIREBEAR15 Jun 12, 2012

In it the Cat brings a cheerful, exotic and exuberant form of chaos to a household of two young kids, brother and sister, one rainy day while their mother leaves them unattended. The Cat performs all sorts of wacky tricks—the Cat at one point balances a teacup, some milk, a cake, three books, the Fish, a rake, a toy boat, a toy man, a red fan, and his umbrella while he's on a ball to the chagrin of the fish—to amuse the children, with mixed results. Then, the Cat gets a box from outside. Inside the box are two creatures named Thing One and Thing Two, who begin to fly kites in the house. The Cat's antics are vainly opposed by the family pet, a sapient and articulate fish. The children (Sally and her unnamed older brother, who serves as the narrator) ultimately prove exemplary latchkey children, capturing the Things with a net and bringing the Cat under control. To make up for the chaos he has caused, he cleans up the house on his way out, disappearing a second before the mother arrives. The mother asks what they did while she was out, but it is not revealed whether or not they tell her - the story ends with the question, 'What would you do if your mother asked you?'

This book is about two little kids who are bored in their house all ... How would you have acted if the cat in the hat came to your house? ...

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