Cat in the Hat – Dr. Suess

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DR. SEUSS (Theodor Geisel) signed 4×6 sketch of the Cat in the Hat

About Cat in the Hat

The Cat in the Hat is a children’s book written and illustrated by Theodor Geisel under the pen name Dr. Seuss and first published in 1957.

The story is about a tall cat that kinds of reminds us of a person, who wears a red and white-striped hat and a red bow tie.

The Cat first happens to show up at the house of Sally and her brother one rainy day when their mother is away.

The fish tell the Cat not to, but the Cat ignores them. He then shows the children a few of his tricks in an attempt to entertain them.

In the process, he and his companions, Thing One and Thing Two, wreck the entire house to pieces.

The children and the fish become more and more worried and alarmed until the Cat finally produces a machine that he uses to clean everything up.

He then just magically disappears just before the children’s mother walks in the door.

Reason for the Book

Geisel created the book in response to a debate in the United States about literacy in early childhood and the ineffectiveness of traditional primers such as those featuring Dick and Jane.

Geisel was asked to write a more entertaining primer…

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Cat in the Hat – Geisel’s explanation

Geisel gave varying accounts of how he created The Cat in the Hat, but the version he told most often was that he was so frustrated with the word list from which he could choose words to write his story that he decided to scan the list and create a story based on the first two words he found that rhymed.

The words he found were cat and hat.

The book met with immediate critical acclaim and financial success. Reviewers praised it as an exciting alternative to traditional primers.

Three years after its debut, the book had already sold over a million copies, and in 2001 Publishers Weekly listed the book at number nine on its list of best-selling children’s books of all time.

His book’s success led to the creation of Beginner Books, a publishing house centered on producing similar books for young children learning to read.

In 1983, Geisel said, “It is the book I’m proudest of because it had something to do with the death of the Dick and Jane primers.” The book was adapted into a 1971 animated television special and a 2003 live-action film.

So this book basically created a chain reaction in children’s books and what children read… It’s the book that started it all…

More Cat in the Hat Stuff

Did you know that there was a sequel to the Cat in the Hat? It’s called the Cat in the Hat Comes back,… you should definitely check it out if you never have:
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The Cat in the Hat Comes Back

Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat Card Game

Cat In The Hat (3-Pack)

Cat in the Hat kids vynil Vynil Car Sticker Decal – Select Size

Eureka Dr. Seuss Vertical Classroom Banner, Cat in The Hat Welcome, 4 ft.(849664)

Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat PDA

Cat in the Hat Wacky Wobbler Bobblehead

Dr. Seuss – Cat In The Hat Pom Pom Knit Hat

So, Thanks so much for visiting this page, and I hope you have found something that you have liked.

This book is great, and everybody just loves it to pieces.

It’s so… magical.

And it changed the way how children’s books were written and illustrated.

With many other Dr. Seuss books, too.

Alright, well I hope you have had a good time, and I hope you enjoy the book.

It is a special read and loved by kids and adults alike.

So much fun is had from the first time you read it, to the 1,000th time you read it.

It never gets old.

And you never get too old to read this book.

It is that so totally awesome. An amazing award-winning best selling children’s book for the whole family to enjoy.

You simply cannot go wrong with this book.

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