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The Cat in the Hat (edition 1957)

by Dr. Seuss

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Title:The Cat in the Hat
Authors:Dr. Seuss
Info:Random House Books for Young Readers (1957), Hardcover, 72 pages
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The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

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The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss is another classic that is part of the Beginner Books collection. I enjoyed reading this book because the pictures were engaging. There are pictures on each page that take up the entire page. Some pages such as page nine have just a picture and no text. This book is fiction mainly because there are a fish and cat that can talk. The children in the book have realistic characteristics which help make the story more engaging because children can relate. The story is from the point of view of a brother and sister who are stuck in the house on a rainy day with nothing to do. Dr. Seuss writes using a rhyme scheme that challenges the reader. This is a great book for children beginning to read because most of the words used are sight words that children should be learning. This book along with other books by Dr. Seuss have an organized plot with a beginning, middle, and end. I would rate this book 10/10 and would recommend it be used in a classroom and at home with young children. ( )
  staylo34 | Apr 23, 2017 |
A brother and sister are home alone on a dreary, rainy day. They are very bored and have nothing to do but sit. A mysterious cat comes into their home and creates all of these activities for them to do. The children have so much fun. At the end of the day, the house is wrecked and the cat helps the kids to clean up.

All Dr. Seuss books have a great rhythm to them. This one is probably the most popular, and one that I have read many many times.

This book is a great way to teach poetry, and how poetry can help to tell a story in a new and fun way. I would Have my students list the main events that happened in the story, and have them identify the rhyming words as well.
  meygyn11 | Apr 22, 2017 |
This is a great book for children to read. It is funny as well as educational. ( )
  Christina1476 | Apr 20, 2017 |
The classic Dr. Seuss book "The Cat in the Hat" is about a these 2 children are stuck in the house with their babysitting and not having a fun day. Until a magical cat, The Cat in that hat comes to their rescue. The Cat turns things around bringing madness to the house but a fun filled day. But things go wrong with Thing 1 and Thing 2 show up and they have to try to get the house back to normal till their mom gets home from work.
I absolutely love Dr. Seuss, he is such an iconic writer and is portrayed in schools all over. His books are so fun to read, taking you to a whole other world where anything can happen or be. The stories are great to read when trying to figure out the names of the animals in the story or trying to think where he came up with the themes of them.
In school, during Dr. Seuss week students can make the Cat's hat out of a paper plate and construction paper. The students can make their own character that would be in a Dr. Seuss book and they could also come up with a short story, to come up with a crazy character name. There are so many opportunities and all of his books can be shown in the classroom and even the movies.
  Courtjl | Apr 20, 2017 |
The Cat in the Hat really teaches children to obey their parents when they are not home. It is really funny and makes a day inside on a rainy day seem very worth it. ( )
  _QueenKeyy_ | Apr 20, 2017 |
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This book is a classic Dr. Seuss text. It is about two young children who are bored on a rainy day. Until a quirky cat shows up to turn their world upside down. This book is great with young readers: kindergarten to second grade. It can be used to introduce word families and rhyming words since many of these words are rhyming and has a good rhythm throughout. It can also be used for retelling and testing the students comprehension skills.
 
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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Michievous feline
Entertains kids with mayhem
Ignores miffed fish.
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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.

(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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