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The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

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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Summary: This book follows two kids who are very bored sitting in their house because it is too cold to go outside. Just when they are about to give up all hope of having any fun, the cat in the hat walks in the door. The excitement soon wears off as the cat in the hat begins to make a mess in house with his two friends, Thing One and Thing Two.

Personal Reaction: This is one of my favorite books. When I worked in a daycare I would read it to the kids all the time. They loved it.

Extension Ideas:

The Hat: Have students make the cat's out of construction paper and glue.

Seuss a' Plooza: This is something that would be fun if the whole school was involved. Have students come to school dressed as their favorite character from a Dr. Seuss books. Then have a parade down the hallway.

Writing: Have students write about what they would do if The Cat in the Hat came to their house and made a mess.
  SamanthaPeel | Nov 29, 2016 |
A pure master piece! Way better than Romeo & Juliet. ( )
  Nelson2016 | Nov 28, 2016 |
Genre: Poetry
Summary: A brother and sister (Dick and Sally) are in the house alone on a rainy day. So the cat in the hat comes over to play. He has tricks up his sleaves and many fun activities. Soon come thing one and thing two. During this time the house becomes a mess. the fish is constantly telling the two not to do what the cat says because their mother is not home.
Personal Reaction: A clever rhyme scheme tells this creative story. Built for young children the cat will taske anyone on a wild adventure. Overall this is a cleverly written book, with interesting, and invrentive characters. The illustrations create a clear visual of the events taking place.
Classroom Lesson: I would have my students color and cut the cat's hat. They will write a poem on the back of the hat. The student will then memorize and whear the hat back to the class so they can read the poem while the student recites. ( )
  cosmodad16 | Nov 27, 2016 |
This is a great book for children just starting to read. It has great rhyming and is easy to understand. ( )
  farrarsmith | Nov 15, 2016 |
Classic book for students who are learning how to read. great for teaching the concept of rhyming. This book probably has one of the most famous characters to ever come out of a book. ( )
  Jorman | Nov 10, 2016 |
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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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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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