The Cat in the Hat

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HarperCollins Children's, Dec 1, 2009 - Cat in the Hat (Fictitious character) - 62 pages
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This classic book in a fantastic new format will make the perfect gift for Dr Seuss fans! When the Cat in the Hat steps in on the mat, Sally and her brother are in for a roller-coaster ride of havoc and mayhem! The Cat in the Hat is now available for the first time in picture book format. When Sally and her brother are left alone, they think they're in for a dull day - until the Cat in the Hat steps in on the mat, bringing with him mayhem and madness! This is the classic book that every child should have the joy of reading.

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The illustrations are great. - LibraryThing
My boys love all of the illustrations. - LibraryThing
The art work is classical. - LibraryThing
I would have children practice writing short dialogues. - LibraryThing
The pictures helped slightly to tell the story. - LibraryThing
I really love the illustrations! - LibraryThing

Review: The Cat in the Hat (Beginner Books B-1)

User Review  - Matthew - Goodreads

I remember having my Kindergarten teacher read us this book in front of the students as we all gather around in a circle on the floor and listen to her as she read this delightful book. Even as a ... Read full review

Review: The Cat in the Hat (Beginner Books B-1)

User Review  - Naya_ B_Lorde - Goodreads

Oh doesn't it take you back 2 when all you could read were picture books Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Theodor Seuss Geisel was born on March 2, 1904, in Springfield Massachusetts. Certainly the most popular of all American writers and illustrators of picture books, Geisel made his pseudonym Dr. Seuss famous to several generations of children and their parents. Geisel developed a rhythmic form of poetry that relied on quick rhymes and wordplay reminiscent of Mother Goose rhymes. He combined this with exaggerated cartoonlike illustrations of fantasy characters to entice children into stories that contained important messages, often presented with a great deal of irony and satire. Geisel always embraced the imagination of children and condemned adults' inability to join into it, using the child's view to reveal the flaws in society. His first picture book, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street (1937), describes a child's adding more and more imaginative elements to the story that he plans to tell about what he saw on the way home, only to end with the child actually telling the truth: he saw only a very uninteresting horse and cart. The Cat in the Hat (1957), written as a beginning reader, portrays two children having a magical afternoon with a strange cat while their mother is away, complete with a frantic cleanup before their mother can find out what they have done. This is probably his most famous work. Geisel's later books took on social questions more directly. The Butter-Battle Book (1984) condemned the cold war, and it is often removed from children's sections of libraries for political reasons. Likewise, The Lorax (1971), which condemned the destruction of the ecology, has also been banned. Altogether, Geisel wrote and illustrated 47 books, which have sold more than 100 million copies in 18 languages. In 1984 he received a Pulitzer Prize for his contributions to children's literature. Geisel died of oral cancer on September 24, 1991, at his home in La Jolla, California. He was 87. More than a dozen of his books are still in print. His title The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories made Publisher's Weekly Best Seller List for 2011. In 2012 his work The Cat in The Hat made The New York Times Best Seller List and in 2014 his title Fox in Socks: Dr. Seuss's Book of Tongue Tanglers also made the list. He made the New Zealand Best Seller List in 2015 with his book, Oh, the Places You'll Go.

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