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The Cat in the Hat (1957)

by Dr. Seuss

Series: The Cat in the Hat (1)

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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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Probably one of my favourite Dr. Seuss books as a kid, although I was never a massive fan of his stuff. ( )
  Tara_Calaby | Jun 22, 2020 |
I just love Dr. Seuss books, even as an adult. I think they it is important to expose children to Dr. Seuss books like Cat in the Hat because they promote fluency through repetition and they are chalked full of rhymes! This book can develop phonological awareness, it support so many parts of literacy. It doesn’t hurt that it is fun, light and catchy. This book is about a cat in the hat that turns a boring dull day into a fun adventure. ( )
  krichard | Apr 29, 2020 |
Perhaps Seuss' most iconic; the perfect blend of his absurdism and narrative. ( )
  therebelprince | Apr 27, 2020 |
This is a classic. It has been one of my favorites since I was a young child. I enjoyed reading it again this semester. ( )
  Dscruggs24 | Apr 27, 2020 |
Traditional children's book written in poetry form is exciting and quite the tongue twister. ( )
  dm2911 | Apr 19, 2020 |
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This story is about a brother and sister who became bored on a rainy day. Next thing they knew a cat in the hat shows up at their house and takes them on an adventure in their own house. I would use this book to inspire kids to step out of their box. This book is all about adventure and usage of your imagination. This book would connect with different students or different situations that students may be encountering like boredom and lack of imagination. Situations like rainy days or just boredom strikes; kids can remember this book and come up with fun things to do instead of allowing a dreary day affect their fun. That allows a transitional experience and I'm sure they will enjoy it.
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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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