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The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

The Cat in the Hat

by Dr. Seuss

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    Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg (raizel)
    raizel: Both books deal with children left home alone who endure escalating chaos until everything at last returns to normal.
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    One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish (I Can Read It All by Myself) by Dr. Seuss (Anonymous user)
    Anonymous user: One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish has the same kind of humor as The Cat in the Hat.
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This is a book that is a classic within the educational department. I would use this book for all ages, it is a fun story to read aloud and as the students get older it can be used to form multiple lesson plans on.
  rachelpelston | Feb 10, 2016 |
The Cat in the Hat is a good book for their use of relatable characters, and the ability for kids to place themselves in the setting that the book takes place. Kids would like this book for the simple language and the fact that it rhymes and is at a simple literate level. They would relate to it because during rainy days they feel bored and wish they had something to do.

Genre: Fantasy ( )
  Bcruz14 | Jan 30, 2016 |
A childhood favorite since it was first published in 1957, this is a cute little tale about two kids, a boy and a girl, trapped inside on a rainy day while their mother is out. Then enters The Cat In the Hat who brings with him tricks, games, and a box with a hook containing Thing One and Thing Two. On the other side there is the pet fish, the sole voice of reason amongst the madness that ensues.

Like all of the storybooks written by Dr. Seuss, this is an enjoyable read and it's impossible not to smile at the rhymes and the havoc that ensue. It is meant to be read aloud and is every bit as enjoyable for the listener as the reader. The artwork is equally delightful, consisting of line drawings and minimal color that is limited to vivid blues and reds in contrast to the black pencil work. I can't get enough of this little book and, just like millions of other children, neither can my kids. ( )
  Mootastic1 | Jan 15, 2016 |
Bi-polar animals will put you through hell. ( )
  Michael_Rose | Jan 10, 2016 |
A classic charm. ( )
  gracelovera | Dec 15, 2015 |
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This is classic book to be used in a lesson about rhyming. This is also a book to use in celebrating Dr. Seus Day!
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The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play. So we sat in the house all that cold, cold, wet day.
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(Click to show. Warning: May contain spoilers.)
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Michievous feline
Entertains kids with mayhem
Ignores miffed fish.

Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 039480001X, Hardcover)

He may be an old standby, but he never lets us down. When in doubt, turn to the story of the cat that transformed a dull, rainy afternoon into a magical and just-messy-enough adventure. There's another, hidden adventure, too: this book really will help children learn to read. With his simple and often single-vowel vocabulary, the good Doctor knew what he was doing: hear it, learn it, read it--laughing all the way. The Cat in the Hat is a must for any child's library.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:16:59 -0400)

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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.

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