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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 Books for Young Readers (1957), Edition: 1st, 61 pages
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The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss (1957)

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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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    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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Independent Reading: Grades 1-3
  haleyamercer | May 7, 2023 |
IRL: 1st-3rd Grade
Early Readers BILBY Award in 2004
  Erin.Phillips | May 3, 2023 |
Class reading for grades pre k - 1st grade
Independent reading for grades 1st - 2nd grade
  EvanLCope | May 3, 2023 |
independant reading level: 2-6
awards The film was nominated for eight Razzie Awards (for bad movies), including one win.
  KJ21 | May 2, 2023 |
Independent Reading Level: Grades 1-3
Awards: Notable Computer Software for Children (1998)
  KayleeWhitley | May 2, 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.
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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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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