The Cat in the Hat by Dr Seuss

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...all is restored to normal, and the abundance of wordplay makes this an enticing read-aloud from start to finish.
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Join the Cat in the Hat as he makes learning to read a joy! It’s a rainy day and Dick and Sally can’t find anything to do . . . until the Cat in the Hat unexpectedly appears and turns their dreary afternoon into a fun-filled extravaganza! This beloved Beginner Book by Dr. Seuss, which also features timeless Dr. Seuss characters such as Fish and Thing 1 and Thing 2, is fun to read aloud and easy to read alone. Written using 236 different words that any first or second grader can read, it’s a fixture in home and school libraries and a favorite among parents, beginning readers, teachers, and librarians.

Originally created by Dr. Seuss, Beginner Books encourage children to read all by themselves, with simple words and illustrations that give clues to their meaning.

From the Hardcover edition.

About Dr Seuss

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Dr. Seuss is quite simply one of the most beloved children's book author of all time. Charles D. Cohen is a graduate of Haverford College and the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and has been a practicing dentist for over twenty years. Dr. Cohen first became enchanted with the works of Dr. Seuss as a child and he began purchasing early edition of Seuss books in college. Today, Dr. Cohen's trove of Seussiana is likely the most comprehensive private collection in the world. It is his hope to create a museum to preserve the full Seuss legacy by protecting the pieces for posterity. He is the author of the The Seuss, the Whole Seuss, and Nothing But the Seuss, and lives Massachusetts, not far from Ted Geisel's childhood home.
Published September 24, 2013 by Random House Books for Young Readers. 61 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Non-fiction
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Critic reviews for The Cat in the Hat
All: 6 | Positive: 5 | Negative: 1

The Bookbag

Reviewed by Magda Healey on Nov 08 2014

I can't really think of a criticism to make of The Cat in a Hat. It's fun, it can be used educationally, it is adventurous and anarchic like only the best excesses of juvenile imaginations can be, but it actually ends up with a big tidy up.

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Curled Up With a Good Kid's Book

on Jun 20 2015

The Cat in the Hat is a classic story that has won its way into the hearts of many adoring fans and will likely continue to do so for generations to come.

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Book Loons

Reviewed by Hilary Williamson on Jan 28 2014

Kids love chaos; it's their natural element. But normally its creation is discouraged by parents, teachers and other caregivers. Dr. Seuss allows kids to revel in chaos without guilt in The Cat in the Hat...

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Shelf Awareness

on Aug 07 2014

...all is restored to normal, and the abundance of wordplay makes this an enticing read-aloud from start to finish.

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Kids Book Review

Reviewed by Tania McCartney on Sep 26 2011

There is inherent magic in The Cat in the Hat. The storyline embodies naughtiness and excitement beyond any child’s wildest imagination, and to this day could send any protective parent into a tailspin, not to mention an adventuresome child.

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Lucybird's Book Blog

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on Jan 09 2014

I can kind of see that maybe the pictures of the cat balancing everything are funny. I can see that the rhyming makes it nice to listen too, but I just find it annoying.

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