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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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    Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss (gilberts)
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    Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg (raizel)
    raizel: Both books deal with children left home alone who endure escalating chaos until everything at last returns to normal.
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    One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss (Anonymous user)
    Anonymous user: One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish has the same kind of humor as The Cat in the Hat.
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    My Friend is Sad by Mo Willems (goodiegoodie)
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I've read this to my boys hundreds of times. Never gets old. I'd read it out loud to myself just for good fun that is funny. ( )
  Luziadovalongo | Jul 14, 2022 |
It's Dr. Seuss.
That kind of makes excuses for all the weirdness. I suppose. ( )
  QuirkyCat_13 | Jun 20, 2022 |
Easy to Read Book (ages 2-5)
Laura Ingalls Wilder Award
  ashleighbell | May 5, 2022 |
I absolutely love this book , it is truly a classic. ( )
  madison_foster | Apr 25, 2022 |
A book I read as a kid. ( )
  Bookslesstravelled | Apr 15, 2022 |
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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.
added by annakatherineward | editthe book, anna katherine
 
This is classic book to be used in a lesson about rhyming. This is also a book to use in celebrating Dr. Seus Day!
added by courtneyemahr | editCourtney E. Mahr
 
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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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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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A zany but well-meaning cat brings a cheerful, exotic, and exuberant form of chaos to a household of two young children one rainy day while their mother is out.

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Michievous feline
Entertains kids with mayhem
Ignores miffed fish.
(Marissa_Baden)

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