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The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

The Cat in the Hat

by Dr. Seuss

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The Cat in the Hat is a phenomenal book that is a classic children’s book. It is a perfect book for kids who are beginning to read. The story includes rhyming and patterned language. The narrator, a small boy, is left home on a rainy day with his sister Sally. The Cat in the Hat arrives suddenly to turn the boring day around and proceeds to turn their house into a gigantic mess. Dr. Seuss engages young readers and allows the story to flow easily. "Something went BUMP! How that bump made us jump!" Is one of the many sentences within the story that are playful and that rhyme. The illustrations within the book capture young readers attention, as they are funny and perfectly depict the text within the story. Lastly, this book will help children learn to read, as it incorporates simple vocabulary, and makes you laugh at all times. Overall, the main idea of this book is that a boring day can be turned around to a magical fun day. ( )
  fwaldm1 | Apr 16, 2014 |
Author Dr. Seuss
Title The Cat in the Hat
Illustrator Theodore Seuss Geissel
Publisher Random House
Date 1957
Pages 61

Picture book
Summary of main plot This book is about a cat who comes and babysits this girl and this boy for a day while their parents are out. Everything bad happens. Cat in the Hat is this crazy character who likes to cause mischief. First their is thing 1 and thing two who appear. The fish tank breaks. Basically the whole house is a disaster at the end of the book. This book is a rhyming book. At first the kids are sitting there looking out the window wondering what they were going to do because it was raining outside and they wanted to go out and play and then Cat in the Hat shows up and shows them how to have fun inside. At the end of the book it shows how they clean up the whole house before their parents get home.

Tags or subject headings: Tags would be fun, children's book, imagination. This book shows kids how they can have fun and make a boring day a fun day by using their imagination. This book also teaches children about rhyming.

Personal Response: I also use to read this book as a child. I loved Dr. Seuss books. I remember in grade school we use to have a Dr. Seuss day where we would literally spend the whole day reading Dr. Seuss books. And I remember for lunch we would have Green Eggs and Ham which is what another one of his books are called. Dr. Seuss books are kind of like legends. These books will always be around for kids ( )
  Mihalevich | Mar 21, 2014 |
The narrator and his sister Sally are stuck at home alone on a rainy day, feeling bored with nothing to do. Suddenly, in enters the Cat in the Hat, promising to entertain the children with various tricks. As the bewildered children and their indignant fish look on, the Cat destroys their house in his efforts to amuse.

The story behind The Cat in the Hat is that Dr. Seuss was challenged to write a beginning book full of common words that are easy for children to read - but to make it something enjoyable, unlike the dull Dick and Jane easy readers. With The Cat in the Hat, Dr. Seuss obviously achieved just that while creating a book that has become a classic. While the book is full of simple words that are often repeated, it doesn't feel plodding in the least bit. The action is fast going and keeps children enthralled, wondering what on earth the Cat will come up with next.

I enjoyed this book as a child and as an adult, I get the pleasure of sharing it with young children and watching them come to love it also. ( )
  sweetiegherkin | Mar 8, 2014 |
The Cat in the Hat is one of the most famous beginner books widely read by children all over the world by Dr.Seuss. Dr.Seuss does a good job of having a typical American family of a boy and a girl. The mother is out on an errand on a rainy say while the boy and girl are awaiting her return. To give them company a crazy cat in a hat comes in and entertains these children causing ruckus in the clean home. The boys are typically smarter in Dr.Seuss's books.So in this book, "The Cat in the Hat," the boy is thinking about his mother's reaction to all of this commotion while this girl is too busy appalled by what the "cat" has to offer. ( )
  sabdelaz | Mar 1, 2014 |
In my opinion "The Cat in the Hat" is a phenomenal book. The rhyming and patterned language engages the readers and allows the story to flow easily. "Something went BUMP! How that bump made us jump!" Along with the rhyming, the pace of the story is fast paced having events happen quickly. For example, as soon as the book starts, the cat arrives and starts causing havoc. The main message of "The Cat in the Hat" is to be responsible, do not let people in the house when there is no adult supervision. ( )
  rschin1 | Feb 27, 2014 |
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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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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Dr. Seussprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Berger, SholemTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Edmondson, AdrianNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gammell, StephenIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Grammer, KelseyNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rivera, CarlosTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Viggen, HåkonTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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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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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.

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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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