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The Cat in the Hat - Dr. Seuss

by Oceanhouse Media, Inc
Rated: All Ages
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (120 customer reviews)

Price: $3.99
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 1.49
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements

Product Details

  • ASIN: B004RIRH3E
  • Release Date: March 21, 2011
  • Rated: All Ages This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (120 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #890 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • ENCOURAGE literacy skills with highlighted narration
  • FOLLOW along with three fun ways to read!
  • LEARN new vocabulary with tappable words
  • TAP objects to hear their name read aloud

Product Description
The Cat in the Hat
This Dr. Seuss classic can be experienced in any of three reading modes
The Cat in the Hat
On-screen instructions help children through the book their first time
The Cat in the Hat
Children can read along with the highlighted words and touch images on the screen to see the corresponding words pop up

Oh, that Cat in the Hat, such a pesky old thing! When he comes to your house, it is trouble he'll bring.

With his loud, messy games, he's a meddlesome one, but despite all his tricks he can make reading fun!

What? A Cat in a Hat with a Tie on the Loose? Yes Indeed, from That Master of Rhyme, Dr. Seuss

With nothing to do on a cold, cold, wet day when their mother is out, Sally and her brother are visited by that lovable trickster, the Cat in the Hat. As their house gets messier and messier and Thing 1 and Thing 2 come out to play, it's up to the children to stop the madness, and it's up to the Cat to make good. Entertaining kids and adults since 1957, this Dr. Seuss classic is now available digitally for your Android device with fun, exclusive features to help your children enjoy reading.

Choose to Hear It Aloud or Just Read It Alone; With the Cat You Can Have Lots of Fun on Your Phone

Much more than a regular ebook, this Oceanhouse Media "omBook" is sure to enhance your child's learning experience with three ways to read it: Read to Me, Read It Myself, or Auto Play. Read to Me allows your child to listen to the story with a professional audio narration, highlighting the words as they are read. Read It Myself allows your child to read each page in a traditional manner. Auto Play plays the story like a movie, automatically reading and turning the pages; this is the best option for very young children.

But That Is Not All, Oh No, That Is Not All; This App's Meant for All Kids No Matter How Small
The Cat in the Hat
Pages turn with a swipe and sound like a real book
Touch a Word, Start to Learn with Each Sound and Page Turn

As children turn from page to page, they can touch the screen and learn new vocabulary. Words on the screen are highlighted when the narration reaches them, making it simple for even the youngest of readers to follow along and recognize each word. Touching the words or long-pressing any paragraph will highlight and repeat the word aloud. To increase picture and word association, children can also touch any image on the screen and the word will pop up, identifying the object in bright, bold letters.

Want to Hear It with Voice? Well You Can, It's Your Choice

The professional narration enlivens the story with powerful and unique voices for each character. The silly voices are perfectly paired with Seuss's artwork on each page. There are also background music and sound effects to complement the events of the story. The lively narration, original illustrations, and funny sound effects are sure to make your little ones giggle.

This Book Here Is Acclaimed But Do Not Believe Us; Just Read Some of Its Praise to See What Is the Fuss.

(reviews based on original iOS version)

"Spectacular." - CNET

"Elegant." "Intelligent." "Superb implementation." - Wired

"Lovingly recreated, this Dr. Seuss classic shines as an example of how to transfer a beloved classic book into an app." "4 stars out of 4." - USA Today


Technical Details

  • Size: 19.2MB
  • Version: 1.49
  • Developed By: Oceanhouse Media, Inc (Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window)
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Open network sockets
    • Allows verification of Google app Entitlements
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.2
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 3 minutes

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
59 of 74 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 2 yr loves it! May 23, 2011
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This is great at .99¢! Not sure I would pay $4 though! My 2 year old loves it on auto play. It could definitely be a little more interactive instead of just showing the words when you touch something.
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64 of 81 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely great! May 29, 2011
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My 2 1/2 year old loves when I read this book to him and was mesmerized with the autoplay, we can't wait for Horton. I suppose we'll be collecting these like we did the books.
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48 of 62 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So much joy May 27, 2011
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This brings me so much joy as an adult, and the possibility of a child not enjoying reading books like this doesn't even compute
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely awesome! Very smooth. May 24, 2011
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This runs very smooth on my Nook Color running the CM7 mod off a micro SD card. This is actually a very good comparison between the B&N interface vs a much more stock android system. I actually bought this on the Nook Apps store and on the B&N interface it was so slow and choppy it wasn't usable. But here it's perfectly smooth and my daughter really enjoys it. I figured it was worth $0.99 to see how it runs. It was. On the Nook apps store it was $3.99.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty captivating version of the book March 13, 2013
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The text and pictures render well on a Kindle Fire, and the option to have it read along intrigues my 6 year old son. He is also very involved in touching objects in the pictures to see their names pop up. He speaks Russian and English but less of the latter, and I expect this book may spur his English a little.
Others have had problems with downloading, and I would warn that this is an app--not an e-book. It takes a while longer than a book to download, and then it appears among your apps.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars EXCEPTIONAL! May 22, 2011
By Jake
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I was lucky to find this on sale for $.99, but even at full price this is a worthwhile purchase. Oceanhouse Media is producing some fantastic storybook apps. I with they'd get more for the Android platform (and I hope more go on sale or are offered as an Amazon free app of the day). This app is of exceedingly high quality. It looks fantastic on my rooted Nook Color. The only hesitation I had when I rooted my Nook Color and overwrote its internal memory with the CyanogenMod ROM was that I would lose the device's ability to run kids' Read & Play Nook Books. This app and its related apps basically do what the Nook's Read & Plan books do (maybe better). Until Barnes & Noble updates its Nook app on the Android Market so it plays its Read & Play books (it just added magazines & newspapers), apps like this one and the others from its developer will keep me an my child happy. I seriously hope this dev is able to expand is line of children's books on Android.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great app May 22, 2011
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My daughter and I enjoy having this handy on the road. quality audio, well paced. Hard to pay for books we have, but the production value makes up for it. Will consider more from developer. I paid 3.99, would pay .99 in a second, hope they reduce others.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great interactive fun! May 21, 2011
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This is a steal at $1! My 6month old loves the sounds & I'm sure he'll love it even more when he's able to understand it a little better. The interactive parts seem to be great to stimulate & educate. Reminds me of the old (dare I date myself?) read & listen cassette tapes I had to accompany the books when I was little...
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
we love this app!
Published 1 day ago by Pollardmama
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
It's nice that it reads it to the younger kids and that it is interactive.
Published 24 days ago by Evelyn
5.0 out of 5 stars I love Dr. Suess
I love Dr. Suess, he is so unpredictable. He has such a play on words which is very good for kids who are learning to read.
Published 27 days ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
My son loves the app!
Published 3 months ago by Jennifer Rosenstadt
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome
Classic book
Published 4 months ago by matos
5.0 out of 5 stars Love the audio!
Audio option makes this a perfect book for my beginning reader!
Published 6 months ago by Denise (Mom of 6 kids)
5.0 out of 5 stars The Cat In The Hat
These are fantastic. You have the option to read them to your child, your child can read it or it will read to your child. The graphics are awesome. Read more
Published 10 months ago by lovinphred
5.0 out of 5 stars Cute and entertaining
Very cute and entertaining. The Cat in the Hat has long been a favorite among children. How they can ready it, listen to it or read along with it. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Jan Crow
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Cat in the Hat
Got this during the Dr. Seuss sale and our son is a big fan of this one as well. Classic book with the great read to me or read to myself features. Read more
Published 11 months ago by LeeAnna
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it/Hate it!
I hated this book, when I was a kid ... never finished reading it! However, when a professor of mine disclosed that he was forced to sit in a corner and read "Cat in the... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Phil
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