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The Cat in the Hat

Seuss (Book - 1985)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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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.
Authors: Seuss, Dr
Title: The cat in the hat
Published: New York : Random House, c1985.
Characteristics: 61 p. :,ill. ;,23 cm.
Notes: "Beginner books"--Cover.
Local Note: 1 2
ISBN: 9780394800011
9781415571583
1415571589
0394900014
Branch Call Number: E/SEU
Statement of Responsibility: by Dr. Seuss
LCCN: 92063055
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Sep 11, 2014
  • dragonsnakes rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Dr. Seuss' beloved classic - funny and enjoyable.

Aug 11, 2014
  • eldynarzu rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

never gets old

Jan 29, 2014
  • brett7749 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A white nuckle thrill ride, a real emotional roller coaster, with deep and substantial plot twists, that made this reader quistion the point of his very existance to the deepist depths of his soal not enough stars can be awarded!! a masterpiece

I have already returned this book! Why does it say its overdue?

Dear Librarian..

I just renewed all the other 7 books i had borrowed,
but I have difficulties renewing ( the cat in the hat ) by Dr.Seuess.
.I've tried in vain..what is
reason please ?
and where can I find books for pre kindergarten kids..thank you and have a nice day..

Few names have become as familiar to children and parents as that of the beloved author/illustrator, Dr. Seuss. From his first book, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street ( published in 1937) to his last, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!, published 50 years later, Theodor Seuss Geisel’s picture books have always aroused a sense of wonder and excitement on the part of children who read or listen to them.

February 25 to March 1 is “Dr. Seuss Week” in the United States this year - an appropriate time to reflect upon the origins of some of his best-known stories.

You may not know that The Cat in the Hat was actually written in response to the traditional “Dick and Jane” readers. Seuss was challenged by a director of Houghton Mifflin Publishing to create an easy-to-read story which children would actually want to read (instead “the mind-numbing dullness of Dick and Jane and their mundane lives that consisted mostly of watching Spot run.”) Years later, Seuss said that he took great pride in helping to oust the Dick and Jane stories from many American school libraries!

Then Seuss was asked to create a fun-to-read children’s story using no more than 50 unique words – a seemingly impossible task. The wildly successful result was the beloved story,Green Eggs and Ham.

Some of his books, although seemingly nonsensical, reflected Seuss’ own social and political views. The Sneetches reflected his views on racial equality; Yertle the Turtle, his mistrust of dictators such as Adolf Hitler; The Butter Battle Book, his anxiety about the arms race, and The Lorax expressed his disgust with consumerism and anti-environmental practices. (The book became a rally cry for environmentalists, but the logging industry claimed that The Lorax - which spoke about the wanton destruction of natural resources such as trees - was unfair. In fact, the lumber industry actually commissioned a children’s book to present the opposite point of view!)

Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, published in 1957, was also a criticism of consumerism - particularly of Christmas-season consumerism. (In this tale, the Grinch and his dog stole all the Christmas presents, dinners and decorations in Whoville, anticipating that the Whos would be devastated and their Christmas ruined. When the Whos continued their happy celebrations instead, the Grinch realized that Christmas means much more than presents and feasting.)

Perhaps one of the most surprising truths about this iconic author is that he almost wasn’t an author! That’s right – his first book, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, was rejected no less than 27 times by the publishing industry, until Vanguard Press finally accepted it.

The world of children’s literature owes a huge debt to Vanguard Press ... and to the fertile imagination and wit of Theodor Seuss Geisel, sixteen of whose books are on the Publisher’s Weekly’s list of the “100 of the Top-Selling Hardcover Children’s Books of All Time”.

If your favourite Dr. Seuss book isn’t on the shelves of the Stratford Public Library at this time, you can make a request for it online, by email, by phone, or in person. The Library offers various biographies about this notable author, such as The Seuss, the Whole Seuss, and Nothing But the Seuss by Charles D. Cohen – or you can visit the database Somethingabout the Author, available from home or in the library.

Jun 12, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

cat in the hat is and fun and # 1

Oct 13, 2011
  • superfigueroa rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is one of my daughter's favorites (4 years old)

Jul 19, 2011
  • splashkid rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

very very good for reader and DRseuss is fuel of RIEMS!!!

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Sep 23, 2010
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Jun 12, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

In it the Cat brings a cheerful, exotic and exuberant form of chaos to a household of two young kids, brother and sister, one rainy day while their mother leaves them unattended. The Cat performs all sorts of wacky tricks—the Cat at one point balances a teacup, some milk, a cake, three books, the Fish, a rake, a toy boat, a toy man, a red fan, and his umbrella while he's on a ball to the chagrin of the fish—to amuse the children, with mixed results. Then, the Cat gets a box from outside. Inside the box are two creatures named Thing One and Thing Two, who begin to fly kites in the house. The Cat's antics are vainly opposed by the family pet, a sapient and articulate fish. The children (Sally and her unnamed older brother, who serves as the narrator) ultimately prove exemplary latchkey children, capturing the Things with a net and bringing the Cat under control. To make up for the chaos he has caused, he cleans up the house on his way out, disappearing a second before the mother arrives. The mother asks what they did while she was out, but it is not revealed whether or not they tell her - the story ends with the question, 'What would you do if your mother asked you?'

Sep 02, 2010
  • SHIRLEY (INSITE) HALL rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is about two little kids who are bored in their house all ... How would you have acted if the cat in the hat came to your house? ...

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Jun 12, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Lawrence Quinn: Oh, I think you're gonna love it! It's just like summer camp, except with brutal forced marches and soul-crushing discipline.

Jun 12, 2012
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Conrad: I'm not going to military school.

Jun 12, 2012
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The Cat: Well, sure, he can talk. But is he saying anything? No, not really.

Jun 12, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sally: The fish is talking.

Jun 12, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The Fish: Me! Remember, the fish? Came home in a baggy, loved me for two weeks, and then *nothing*!

Jun 12, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Conrad: Who said that?

Jun 12, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The Fish: Stop this right now!

Jun 12, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The Cat: Awkward.

Jun 12, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Conrad: That's my mom.

Jun 12, 2012
  • SAPPHIREBEAR15 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The Cat: Humina, humina, humina! Who is this?

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