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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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I like the fantasy, the absurdity of thing one and two thing two and the rhyme.
To me the passivity of the two children is strange, - oh in the end they obey the fish.. i see by rereading ( and i hadn't noticed their expressions in the drawings - the conscience of the fish annoying. But maybe totally understandable since the book is from 1957.
The roles are clear. The voice of the cat is like Seuss's coeval [[Annie M.G. Schmidt]]'s one: it's nice to do some naughty things with fantasy.
The last line: What would you do a your mother asked you? the most important one.

For me it is needles to say/natural that having fun, children's play, is far more important than a tidy sitting room

It's difficult for me to figure out how i would have liked it if i had read this at my sixth, like a lot of you probably had done. ( or earlier as someone had read this out for you).

3,5 stars because it's from 1957 ( )
  EMS_24 | May 11, 2016 |
This Dr. Seuss classic is about a cat who saves kids from a boring rainy day.
  mbrandel | May 4, 2016 |
The Cat in the Hat is about two kids named Nick and Sally who are stuck in their house and are very bored. The Cat in the Hat comes in and helps them have fun although it's raining outisde. Thing 1 and Thing 2 get involved and help NIck and Sally wreak havoc and then clean it all up before their mom comes home.
  chloethom1818 | May 1, 2016 |
My daughter (Ashlea) and I got costumes at Halloween in 2015. She is the Cat in the Hat. I am Thing 1. We were having such a blast. Headstart does not celebrate holidays or anything like that soooo when Dr. Seuss's birthday month came up, my agency let us go in to read to all of our classrooms in costume. The kids loved it. We were even invited to Family Fun Night! My daughter loves the mom's dress in the book so we mentioned if anyone grows up and makes dresses to remember my Cat in the Hat. lol One of the UPK classes sparked up a conversation about helmets when the cat falls off the ball. Very interesting conversation there.
The question asked at the end, "what would you do if your mother asked you?" the responses varied. Ashlea as the Cat always gave her response too. it's easier to tell the truth because if she finds out later you could get in more trouble for lying. ( )
  dawnbresee | May 1, 2016 |
There are a few reasons that I like this book. The first reason I like it is because of its patterned predictable language. The author does this by creating nonsense words. An example of this is “The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play. So we sat in the house all that cold, cold wet day.” I also liked the way the author used the writing organization to engage the reader. The “Sit! Sit! Sit! Sit! Sit!” going from left to right diagonally down the page. This helps the reader read with emotion. The big idea is to listen to your parent's rules. ( )
  Rvealey | Apr 27, 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
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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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