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The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss

The Cat in the Hat (original 1957; edition 1957)

by Dr. Seuss (Author)

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.
Title:The Cat in the Hat
Authors:Dr. Seuss (Author)
Info:Random House (1957), Edition: 1st, 61 pages
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The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss (1957)

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The Cat is too out of control for my comfort. ( )
  ssperson | Apr 3, 2021 |
This is a humorous book. It is best for intermediate students. This book is quite long and the words rhyme. This might make it hard for students just learning to read to understand without jumbling the rhymes.

This book is about a cat, who wears a hat. He comes to these kids house while there mom is at work and stirs up some trouble. He keeps things interesting and makes a few messes. By the time the children's mother gets home everything is back in place and back to normal. Like nothing ever happened.
This is a good book. It's funny and is a great way for students to learn about rhymes. I would read this book, or parts of it and then allow students to get creative and write a story or poem that rhymed. ( )
  julia.rexine | Mar 15, 2021 |
The Cat, wearing a red-and-white-striped stovepipe hat, arrives on a dreary, rainy day. Mother is away; Sally and her brother have nothing to do . . . the Cat changes that [with his trouble-making pals, Thing One and Thing Two] and their madcap, magical adventures pull the children into a fantasy world. But, despite the warnings of the fish, the messy adventures and the fun that is funny leaves the house in shambles.

What will happen when Mother comes home?

Written as an alternative to Dick and Jane basal primers, “The Cat in the Hat” features basic rhymes, simple words, and captivating pictures that are sure to delight young readers. This book, arguably the preeminent work of the author, led to the creation of Beginner Books, a publishing house focused on beginning-to-read books for young children.

While this picture book is perfect as a read-aloud for toddlers, older children will delight in reading it independently. Learning to read is definitely fun with this archetypal Seussian classic.

Highly recommended. ( )
  jfe16 | Feb 20, 2021 |
A classic! ( )
  3CatMom | Dec 28, 2020 |
This is a great book for children. If you want to introduce rhyming to young children, this is a great place to start. Older kids would probably not enjoy this very much so it would probably be best to keep this with early elementary students. ( )
  madelynberger | Nov 23, 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.
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!
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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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Michievous feline
Entertains kids with mayhem
Ignores miffed fish.

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