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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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    raizel: Both books deal with children left home alone who endure escalating chaos until everything at last returns to normal.

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Perhaps Seuss' most iconic; the perfect blend of his absurdism and narrative. ( )
  therebelprince | Oct 24, 2023 |
Good preparation for classmates, acquaintances and coworkers that will step into your life uninvited and try to run the show much to your detriment. Listen to the fish!! ( )
  Mcdede | Jul 19, 2023 |
This is a great book to read to your parrot as well as your children!
  sherribelcher | Jul 6, 2023 |
A classic for children ( )
  kearri | Apr 6, 2023 |
this book is a classic and i feel that it should be in every class just because it is such a fast and fun read. would use this for beginner readers. This book is about a cat who as a hat and what he does in his day. this book is for easy reading and has many books like it. It is rhyming also.
  cflores21 | Mar 4, 2023 |
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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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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.

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