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The Cat in the Hat came to play one rainy, nothing-to-do afternoon....

Title : The Cat In The Hat
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ISBN : 9780545014571
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Number of Pages : 61 Pages
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The Cat In The Hat Reviews

  • Nataliya
    2018-10-12 19:42

    This "kids' book" is, in my opinion, a nightmare-quality horror story. Why, you ask? What's scary about a funny-looking cat? *shudder* Well, what's so scary about these cute things?(Well, there actually is nothing scary about that last one. That still doesn't make it any less of a nightmare.) Sometimes I have nightmares where everything goes wrong, but I am helpless to do anything about it. What's worse, the voice of reason is gone. Well, that pretty much sums up the plot of this book. As a horror story, it gets solid 3 stars. Quick, somebody call Stephen King!Two kids are left alone on a dreary rainy day - which by the way is a perfect setting for a horror story. (Sidenote: I am not that outraged with the mother leaving the kids unsupervised. In Eastern Europe parents do it all the time. And we survived ). Suddenly a stranger barges in and insists that the kids join him in his games (*cue ominous music here*). And he refuses to leave. Yeah, if this creature barged into my house, I'd be curled up in a ball in a corner, wailing and wetting myself. DUN DUN DUN!!!!!..........HELLO THERE, KIDS!The sentient fish, who appears to supervise the kids and is the sole voice of sanity here, sensibly protests (He should not be here. He should not be about. He should not be here When your mother is out!) - and immediately gets physically threatened and abused. Terrified, it demands the abuse to stop - "This is no fun at all! Put me down! [...] I do NOT wish to fall!" - and narrowly avoids death. Hilarious, right? Not to mention that, for a fish, seeing a cat is like you answering the doorbell just to greet a Grim Reaper. Next, the terrifying delinquent Cat unleashes Things (perfect name for horror creatures) who wreck havoc on the house. Then the Cat cleans up and vanishes. Basically there is zero evidence left of this horrific intrusion even if the kids tried to tell. But likely the poor little victims will keep quiet. And who knows what will happen the next time the Cat shows up, knowing there are no consequences... *shudder* / *ominous music* / *Nataliya keeps her light on at night to avoid nightmares*"Should we tell her The things that went on there that day?" YES. YOU SHOULD, KIDS. ALWAYS. PLEASE DO TELL YOUR PARENTS!----------------------Ok, enough about the story. 1 star rating for lazy writing and lazy rhyming.Apparently, the author spent months coming up with a long poem that is almost fully monosyllabic. Here is the issue. If children is old enough to read this long poem by themselves, they should be able to read more than a syllable at the time. I know I did. Let's not be condescending to kids - they are capable of a lot if we give them the benefit of the doubt.Now, rhyming. I guess you run out of words quickly if you are limited to single syllables but still need to maintain the poetry rhythm. Still, it's not a justification for pathetic excuse of lines that go "Cold, cold wet day", "Sit! Sit! Sit! Sit!", "We sat there we two", "The sun is not sunny", "Fun that is funny", "So so so..." That is just lazy. Just because the story is for kids does not mean it's okay for the writing to be subpar. The story has enough exclamation points to drive you mad. "And then something went BUMP! How that bump made us jump! We looked! Then we saw him step in on the mat! We looked! And we saw him! The Cat in the Hat!" To quote (and take slightly out of context) the great Terry Pratchett, "Multiple exclamation marks are a sure sign of a diseased mind."---------------------------------Yeah. Not a fan of this one. Maybe it's because I am a few decades past the target audience. Maybe it's because the book scares the bejeezus out of me. 2 stars total for the horror potential (which is higher than my initial 1-star rating, so yay?). Sorry, kids.

  • Valerie
    2018-09-30 19:21

    I like that at the end of this book, when the mother comes home and the text reads:Should we tell her about it?Now, what SHOULD we do?Well...What would YOU doIf your mother asked YOU?My daughter always looks up at me and says: I would tell you. But I don't believe her. I think it's quite possible that the Cat in the Hat has already been here, and she's just telling me what I want to hear.

  • Alejandro
    2018-09-16 22:37

    Without a doubt one of the signature Seuss' booksTHE SCHRODINGER'S CAT IS OUT OF THE HATHe should not be here.He should not be about,He should not be here,When your mother is out,It was a tale hard to rate,......and I imagine how shocked must be for many of you, when you notice my 3-stars' rate.Three stars?! For The Cat in the Hat?! The very tale that it’s an emblem about Dr. Seuss’ work?!Well, before calling the Zooks and Yooks to begin a war against me, let me explain my personal struggles with the tale.While I like to think that I still have a young heart, I can’t deny that I am an adult, and sometimes my adult mode entered in high alert and suspicion……we have a stranger adult person (yes I know, he’s a cat, but work with me!) who breaks into a private house without permission, and offering to children to play with his “things”, and while he cleans his mess (most likely erasing any evidence to be used by the police), you are left uncertain if the kids will tell their mother about the whole incident (inciting to lie to parents).I don’t know you, but I found this quite creepy and I’d be worried if that dang cat would be left alone with my children!Yes, I know, it’s Dr. Seuss’ charming world of tales, and The Cat in the Hat would never harm a kid, but you wouldn’t know that, if this would happen in our messy world, so I am left worrying about what kind of message can get kids out from this tale……Trust in strangers with funny hats and don’t tell truth to your parents?Again, it’s Dr. Seuss and I am sure that he didn’t want to give that message, but since The Cat in the Hat became such popular character loved by many, I wonder what was the expected role of this feline one when the story just got out.But just in case, my personal clear message is: Kids! Stay in school, don’t do drugs and don’t let strangers in your houses (much less if you’re alone!) and don’t get up in their cars neither! (I can’t get more clear than that! Geez!)A relevant fact is that Dr. Seuss wrote this book as his first one to help kids to learn how to read, using only 223 words from the basic vocabulary used by children in the First Grade of Primary School.Yes, I know, I was unfair with this tale, but I couldn’t deny my adult worries while reading it!By the way, the fish is an unsung hero!!!

  • James
    2018-09-16 20:43

    Book ReviewEveryone's heard of SEUSS (Dr) (I hope). 4 stars to The Cat in the Hat, an adorable children's book full of little amusing pictures and rhymes.Kids love the absurdity. It's an opportunity for the reader to use different voices... to dress up... to be free and fun and just enjoy reading.Though it could be used as a way to teach kids about rhymes, as well as what's real and not real... my recommendation with this one is to just HAVE FUN! Act out all the scenes. Make it a fun Saturday experience with your kids, friends, nephews, nieces, cousins. Teach kids to enjoy reading.About MeFor those new to me or my reviews... here's the scoop: I read A LOT. I write A LOT. And now I blog A LOT. First the book review goes on Goodreads, and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at, where you'll also find TV & Film reviews, the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge and lots of blogging about places I've visited all over the world. And you can find all my social media profiles to get the details on the who/what/when/where and my pictures. Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Vote in the poll and ratings. Thanks for stopping by. Note: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators.[polldaddy poll=9729544][polldaddy poll=9719251]

  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    2018-10-15 22:29

    In honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday I post an annual review of one of his works. Normally they fart sunshine and rainbows, but today we're going to spend a minute with the book that makes me want to . . . . I know this is a classic and it's Seuss and no one is supposed to blaspheme when it comes to his good name, but come on. Two kids who are stupid enough to let a creepy effing CAT in their house only to nearly demolish the place obviously are not mature enough to be left home alone on a rainy day. I know, I know, it's just a "cute" story, but sometimes you gotta call out the ridiculous. Right, Ron????Anyfarts, happy Read Across America Day! Read this to your kids. They'll love it.

  • Whitney Atkinson
    2018-09-28 20:40

    I don't remember ever reading Dr. Suess (I'm sure I did, only it was SO long ago), so this just put me in such good spirits! I remember how giddy these made me feel, and the rhyming is just so whimsical, no books can compare to these. I'm collecting all of Dr. Suess's work and this was just such a classic, great place to start. I love the art and the story combined!

  • Lyn
    2018-09-28 19:42

    What else can be said of this all time children's classic except that it is as enjoyable to read as an adult? I have three boys, two grown now, and all three have listened to me read this to them and perhaps there was a while when I could have read it in my sleep (and may have!) If you ever go to Universal Studios theme park in Orlando, check out the Cat in the Hat ride. Good times!

  • Archit Ojha
    2018-09-24 00:45

    Ding dong,I can be a magician.I can be anything,But an alsatian.The illustrations! The uproarious juggles of the feline and the mess that he leaves about.Though the high-tech gadgets bailed the cat out but Sally and her brother should heed to the wise Goldfish in further editions :DA total riot for children with working parents and who just manage to not bring the house down - with or without the cat.PS : I am one such kid.

  • Alex
    2018-09-26 23:45

    The most cynical book ever written describes the cycle of every generation: first you hate the machine, then you rage against the machine, then you embrace the machine, then you become the machine.Sally and her brother, who, like Dostoevsky's sick man and Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man, will remain unnamed, join with the force of revolution, embodied by the Cat in the Hat. Together they recruit agents of change and chaos - the furious Things One and Two - to dismantle the oppressive world built by their parents. The ensuing freedom proves too much for them, though. They turn against the Cat, and finally they capture and cage Things One and Two. Meanwhile the Cat in the Hat literally becomes the machine:His promise of anarchic freedom is a facade. In fact he is an agent of stasis, and everything is put back neatly back just as it was. The revolution will be reset. Sally and her brother have become what they rebelled against. The idealism of another generation is crushed under the weight of convention. And what will you do, when your mother asks you?

  • Grace (BURTSBOOKS)
    2018-10-05 23:26

    All i've read this past week is children's books and I'm not even mad about it

  • [Shai] The Bibliophage
    2018-09-19 00:37

    What I like in this classic children's story is the illustrations and the rhyming which will be very entertaining to read for kids. I like the ending part where the children were thinking if they will tell their mother what happened while she was away. The lesson is very simple which is about honesty. But if we will see it in broader perspective, adults like teachers or parents who read this children's book to kids will also be reminded about it and to always practice it.

  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    2018-09-21 19:31

    The cat in the hat, Dr. Seussتاریخ نخستین خوانش: ششم ماه جولای سال 2011 میلادیعنوان: گربه کلاه به سر؛ نویسنده: سوس، برگردان: امیرحسین میرزاییان؛ مشخصات نشر: تهران، گیسا، 1389، در 61 ص، مصور رنگی، شابک: 9786009161843، گروه سنی: الف، ب؛ موضوع: شعر فارسی ترجمه شده از انگلیسیدر داستان گربه کلاه به سر؛ پسرکی همراه خواهرش در خانه تنها و بی حوصله هستند؛ تا اینکه گربه ای عجیب و غریب وارد خانه میشود و با کارهایش باعث میشود که حوصله آنها اصلا سر نرود! نوه ی خواهرم هانیه عاشق این کتابهاست، هر بار که میآیند، پیش از آمدنش دخترم اگر یادش رفته باشد، با هم میروند و برمیگزینند، با ایشان قرار گذاشته ام بار دیگر که آمدند باید داستانش را برایم بگوید، از حفظ داستان را میخواند. ا. شربیانی

  • Stacey is Sassy
    2018-10-01 21:24

    Loved this one and I passed my love on to my sons. Unfortunately as they got older they enjoyed the movie more.

  • Willow
    2018-09-20 22:37

    ****½This book has always given me the impression that Dr. Seuss is a master mischief maker. He has this smarmy Cat barge his way into these poor kid's house (when their mother isn’t home) and then he proceeds to make a colossal mess. It’s all very distressing. In fact, as a child, I don’t think I found this book amusing at all. It preyed on all my worst fears like being ‘home alone,’ having pushy strangers take control, and scary ‘clown-like’ accessories like monster hats. I much preferred Suess’ nonthreatening One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.As an adult though, I find this fanciful tale wonderfully satisfying. There’s an old fairytale feel to it that reminds me of sprites coming in and rearranging the furniture. There’s also a whimsical message that says, ‘quit being so uptight…things will work out.’ The movie Risky Business has the exact same story and the exact same premise with Lana being the Cat and the classic line, “Sometimes you just have to say, what the f%*#.” :DSo all in all, while I don't think this is the best kid's book, I'm rather fond of it as an adult.

  • Anne
    2018-10-14 22:17

    Well what would you do if your mother asked you? ME WHILE READING THISME AFTER READINGI swear I don't know why this made me laugh so freaking hard. I really don't. I mean the story was funny, the rhyming so fun, but it didn't warrant my hysterical outbursts. But I'm not surprised, I always find myself laughing inappropriately. For example;MY FRIEND SWEARS THE THINGS RYAN SAYS IN THESE GIFS ARE EITHER CUTE OR HOT. PHILLIPE FROM CRUEL INTENTIONS IS HOTMEOH STAHP.I'm seriously starting to think it's a disorder.But it did cross my mind, that the reason I find this funny is because I could relate to the story. Everyone can, I think. It reminded me of so many incidents during my childhood years when my mother would go out for a while, and I and my very spirited and fidgety brothers would turn the house into an amusement park. And then hours later when we realize our mother would be coming home anytime soon, enter us in flash mode trying to make reparations to fallen curtains, picking up everything we scattered around and chucking the rest into a cupboard whenever we ran out of cleaning time. I really liked this story, It's fun but a little bit sad that I'm only experiencing Dr. Seuss books now. I'm so going to read this to my kids someday.#Dr.Seussbookbinge

  • Sandi
    2018-10-02 17:26

    I really can't stand this book. It's one of those my son had me read over and over when he was little. Seriously, what kind of mother leaves her young children home alone? Who is this cat? Why is he such a troublemaker? Is it okay that they do all that rotten stuff just because it all gets cleaned up before mom gets home? What kind of trouble will this brother and sister be getting into in their teens. This is a very disturbing book.

  • Ronyell
    2018-09-29 00:32

    “The Cat in the Hat” was one of Dr. Seuss’ most popular children’s books ever created. The book featured the stove pipe hat feline troublemaker who tries to show two bored kids how to have fun on a rainy day with disastrous results. The Cat in the Hat has forever remained to be one of the most popular figures in children’s literature ever!Dr. Seuss’ superb rhyming text is as creative as it is funny. He easily finds the perfect rhyming of each word while telling a story through his rhymes. Dr. Seuss’ illustrations are also excellent in this book as the coloring in this book mostly consists of red, white, blue, and black. Dr. Seuss’ illustrations always stand out from other children’s books and the illustration that stood out the most was the image of Sally being pulled by one of the kite strings as Thing One and Thing Two are playing recklessly in the house. Most children’s do not put images of children being pulled by something that could endanger them, but “The Cat in the Hat” does it so delicately that it is not really a threat to the book’s young audience. This image also showcases that when the boy emphasizes that what the Things were doing was not fun at all, he shows Sally being forcefully pulled in by the Things’ riotous antics.“The Cat in the Hat” is known as the cult classic from Dr. Seuss and deserves this honor. The book strongly emphasize the consequences of letting a stranger into a house while the adult is away and how the boy finally comes to his senses to realize that both he and Sally could get in trouble with their mother if he does not stop the Things from destroying the house. “The Cat in the Hat” is a greatly treasured book that will remain to be popular for many years.Review is also on: Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  • Justine Arndt
    2018-10-13 21:28

    I would recommend The Cat in the Hat to anybody. Dr. Seuss wrote this book like poetry by having the lines rhyme with each other. The story of the book is don't trust strangers; in this case the cat with the hat. The cat brings a box to children at home while their mother is gone, and the cat ends up causing chaos with thing one an thing two. It can teach children a good lesson on how to be responsible when their parents are not around. The pictures in the book make it very enjoyable to read. I love Dr. Seuss and recommend any of his books to children and adults.

  • Fables&Wren
    2018-10-15 23:44

    WrensReads Review:When your friend comes over with eight Dr. Seuss books, you read them.Everyone knows this one, it is probably his best work.Cat in the Hat. The Cat that comes over, ruins your house, gives your pet fish a heart attack and let's your kids do whatever they want because you aren't home. Lots of rhymes. Lots of funny. Lots of things that hop like a bunny.. I'm stopping. I am not a Seuss. I wish I was a Seuss. Then I could only talk in rhymes, which would be kind of fun. WrensReads | Goodreads | Twitter | Instagram

  • Michael Finocchiaro
    2018-10-10 23:36

    At first, with his big French accent, I couldn’t understand my kid asking for “le chat in da at” but I soon deduced it. This story about making a major mess and then cleaning it up before mom gets home is beyond a classic. And still a favorite for my son. I heard there was even a part 2…

  • AleJandra
    2018-09-19 23:24

    Nunca he entendido porque este es el libro más popular de Dr. Seuss, si él tiene otros mucho mejores.Tampoco entiendo porque a los niños les gusta tanto.Es una historia muy entretenida y divertida. Que ayuda al vocabulario de los niños, por medio de la repetición de palabras y las rimas.Pero realmente no tiene un mensaje o moraleja. Inclusive el final me llega a molestar un poco, ya que cierra preguntándole a los niños si ellos le dirían la verdad a su mamá.Como si no decir la verdad fuera una opción (bueno eso viene de mi parte de madre sobreprotectora).

  • Suzanne
    2018-09-26 00:38

    This was tongue tying. Too much so! Indy and I haven't read many of these, although he did ask for it off his brother's shelf. I was stumbling over my words, probably to try and get through it quickly.. this cat was too long! Made me feel tired! He's still quite cool of course. Just not for us at this reading stage. We have about ten others though on the shelf, so hopefully we will embrace them a little more.

  • Traveller
    2018-09-24 21:26

    Ha, I know that adding this book is cheating. But I just read a very funny review by a friend, which reminded me how much the kids and I enjoyed the movie of this. Even more fun than Horton Hears a Who. The latter is the highest Dr Seuss on my list, though, for its philosophical point of view.Personally I found the movie-Grinch rather scary. So, folks, if any of you find The Cat in the Hat scary at all, make a wide berth around watching The Grinch. He is sure to give you nightmares.

  • Manny
    2018-10-16 20:39

  • James
    2018-09-26 20:42

    ‘Dr Seuss’ being the pen name under which Theodor Seuss Geisel wrote (taking his middle name and making full use of his Oxford University PhD in English literature) was the American born grandson of German immigrants to the US. Beginning his career in the late 1920’s as an illustrator and cartoonist, it wasn’t until nearly 30 years later that Seuss produced his classic series of children’s books that so many of us know and love.Never having the benefit of the books of Dr Seuss when I was a child, it was with great pleasure that I discovered his work many years later when reading them to my own children.For anyone who has not yet discovered Seuss’s classic children’s books – now is the time to do so! What Seuss has created using such imagination, with a particularly dynamic (both flamboyant but simple) and unique style of illustration, coupled with his verse rhythms and the use of repetitive but building and twisting phrases – all in an extremely and deliberately accessible way, is a series of works which are a fantastic visual and verbal feast, captivating both children and adults alike.For me the most memorable examples of Seuss’s work are: ‘The Cat in the Hat’ (along with its sequel ‘The Cat in the Hat Comes Back’) – For the wonderful creation of mischief that is the ‘Cat in the Hat’ ‘Fox in Socks’ – For the tremendously bizarre tongue-twisters‘Green Eggs and Ham’ – For the ever building and dynamic nature of the verse. All of them of course have Seuss’s trademark fantastic illustrations and rhythmic verses throughout.It is that unique combination of: Attractive illustrations and exciting verse – both very dynamic, always moving always going somewhere new; both very strange, silly and bizarre – all in an extremely accessible, engaging and compelling (and let’s not forget educational) way – which creates Dr Seuss’s fantastically immersive world. A timeless world of the imagination, of amazing words, pictures, rhymes, stories, learning, but above all else – FUNNot just for children, but for the child in all of us.

  • Michael
    2018-09-24 00:43

    A treasured memory from childhood, I bought many Dr. Seuss books to read to my children when they were small.I discovered a surprising thing; I thought that I was well read and a literate adult..., reading these books out aloud requires great concentration and voice control (especially with a critical kid listening). However clever you may think you are, reading these books out aloud will improve your public speaking and help you to win friends and influence people :-)Go ahead, have some fun and improve your spoken delivery.I also recommend other Dr. Seuss Books including but not limited to :Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book, The Lorax, One Fish Two Fish, Green Eggs and Ham and I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew.

  • Katerina
    2018-09-20 01:16

    Прочла сыну книжку-классику для начинающих читать; оказалось: что она в стихах, что в ней лимитированное количество слов, что я до сих пор не знаю, как произносится фамилия автора.

  • Stephen
    2018-10-03 18:34

    3.5 stars. My favorite Dr. Seuss book as a kid. I was very happy to be able to read this out loud with my five year old daughter and have her love it as much as I did.

  • Lisa
    2018-10-14 19:25

    Another favorite in my household. :D

  • Ashley Cooper
    2018-09-28 01:41

    Really good book. Bit of a complicated plot, but the pictures help.