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The Cat in the Hat and Other Dr. Seuss Favorites: 9 Complete Stories (Cat in the Hat, Horton Hears a Who, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?, The Lorax, Yertle the Turtle, Thidwick, Horton Hatches the Egg, Cat in the Hat Comes Back) Audio, Cassette – Unabridged, October 14, 2003


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 and up
  • Audio Cassette
  • Publisher: Imagination Studio; Unabridged edition (October 14, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0807219657
  • ISBN-13: 978-0807219652
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 4.2 x 7.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,182,387 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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9 complete stories at a great price!

Featuring:

The Cat in the Hat read by Kelsey Grammer
Horton Hears a Who read by Dustin Hoffman
How the Grinch Stole Christmas read by Walter Matthau
Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? read by John Cleese
The Lorax read by Ted Danson
Yertle the Turtle, Gertrude McFuzz, and The Big Brag read by John Lithgow
Thidwick, the Big-Hearted Moose read by Mercedes McCambridge
Horton Hatches the Egg read by Billy Crystal
The Cat in the Hat Comes Back read by Kelsey Grammer


From the Compact Disc edition.

About the Author

Dr. Seuss was born Theodor Geisel in Springfield, Massachusetts on March 2, 1904.  After attending Dartmouth College and Oxford University, he began a career in advertising.  His advertising cartoons, featuring Quick, Henry, the Flit!,  appeared in several leading American magazines.  Dr. Seuss's first children's book, And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street, hit the market in 1937, and the world of children's literature was changed forever!  In 1957, Seuss's The Cat in the Hat became the prototype for one of Random House's best- selling series, Beginner Books.  This popular series combined engaging stories with outrageous illustrations and playful sounds to teach basic reading skills.  Brilliant, playful, and always respectful of children, Dr. Seuss charmed his way into the consciousness of four generations of youngsters and parents.  In the process, he helped kids learn to read.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1984 and three Academy Awards, Seuss was the author and illustrator of 44 children's books, some of which have been made into audiocassettes, animated television specials, and videos for children of all ages.  Even after his death in 1991, Dr. Seuss continues to be the best-selling author of children's books in the world.   --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

More About the Author

"A person's a person, no matter how small," Theodor Seuss Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, would say. "Children want the same things we want. To laugh, to be challenged, to be entertained and delighted."

Brilliant, playful, and always respectful of children, Dr. Seuss charmed his way into the consciousness of four generations of youngsters and parents. In the process, he helped millions of kids learn to read.

Dr. Seuss was born Theodor Geisel in Springfield, Massachusetts, on March 2, 1904. After graduating from Dartmouth College in 1925, he went to Oxford University, intending to acquire a doctorate in literature. At Oxford, Geisel met Helen Palmer, whom he wed in 1927. Upon his return to America later that year, Geisel published cartoons and humorous articles for Judge, the leading humor magazine in America at that time. His cartoons also appeared in major magazines such as Life, Vanity Fair, and Liberty. Geisel gained national exposure when he won an advertising contract for an insecticide called Flit. He coined the phrase, "Quick, Henry, the Flit!" which became a popular expression.

Geisel published his first children's book, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, in 1937, after 27 publishers rejected it.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1984, an Academy Award, three Emmy Awards, three Grammy Awards, and three Caldecott Honors, Geisel wrote and illustrated 44 books. While Theodor Geisel died on September 24, 1991, Dr. Seuss lives on, inspiring generations of children of all ages to explore the joys of reading.

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#59 in Books
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Customer Reviews

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My kids listen to this every night.
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My daughter loves Dr. Seuss so I immediately ordered this CD and the Green Eggs & Ham version as well.
Dina F
All the actors voices are wonderful.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

46 of 46 people found the following review helpful By JoshDH on March 6, 2011
Format: Audible Audio Edition
As others have said, these are great books, and my toddler loves them. I give the product a 3 star review for two reasons though:

1. There are times when the background music is too loud (as another reviewer said). With an audiobook, especially in the car, it is critically important to have the voice dominant enough to be heard clearly throughout, and that is occasionally not true here.

2. The books aren't separated or clearly delineated. If you bought the CD, you'd get each book as a separate track -- as things should be -- allowing you to find the start of a book and skip between books quickly. If you buy the Audible version, however, you're going to have to figure out that the Grinch begins at 25 minutes, 14 seconds and ends at 37 minutes, 28 seconds, etc. And you'll have to cope with the fact that there's absolutely no buffer between the books. I have just figured all these out and am using audio software to split the file up, but there's no reason I should have to do this. I can't edit the product for the rest of you, but here are the times:

The Cat in the Hat - 0:00:33 - 0:08:34
Horton Hears a Who - 0:08:35 - 0:25:13
The Grinch... - 0:25:14 - 0:37:28
Did I Ever Tell You... - 0:37:29 - 0:45:59
The Lorax - 0:46:00 - 1:01:10
Yertle... - 1:01:11 - 1:23:39
Thidwick... - 1:23:40 - 1:35:00
Horton Catches the Egg - 1:35:01 - 1:46:06
The Cat in the Hat Comes Back - 1:46:07 - 1:55:11

In sum, a great product marred a bit by technical issues. Buy the CD & rip it is the easiest way to cope, but if you buy this, I hope the above saves you some frustration.
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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Homeschooler on April 18, 2004
Format: Audio CD
As a homeschooling Mom of 2 small girls, we do A LOT of reading together. What a treat to have someone else do the reading for me every once in a while! Kelsey Grammer, John Lithgow, Walter Matthau, Ted Danson, Billy Crystal and other famous voices certainly do an OUTSTANDING job! The stories are unabridged, which makes it easy to follow along with your own Dr Seuss library. Between the talented author and the unquestionably talented actors, you just can't go wrong...what a great gift to any child or Dr. Seuss fan of any age! My daughters love this CD, and are always asking for one more story or the other disc. SO...we purchased the Green Eggs and Ham CD set today, and are very eager to see how it compares to this fun compilation!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 26, 2006
Format: Audio Cassette
My son listens to these over and over with or without the book. He enjoys the narrators and has almost memorized the books.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Dina F on January 4, 2009
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My daughter loves Dr. Seuss so I immediately ordered this CD and the Green Eggs & Ham version as well. It's a great idea, but the background music is too loud at various points so it's hard to understand the words while the CD plays. That is our only complaint. I was able to decipher what the reader was saying, but my four-year-old had trouble and lost patience with it after a few minutes. I'm hoping she'll grow to appreciate it as time goes on.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Alan G. Wright on March 20, 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Want to get your children away from the television more often.

This dvd is beautifully constructed.

Open up your child's imagination!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ME on January 23, 2013
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First of all audible. com took forever to authorize my computer then now that that's done it won't download to my computer. yea I think I'm officially going to deal with just hard books. And audible.com consider me Unsubscribed.... Of course right after I wrote the original version of this review the book started working..... Now that it works I'm fine but if I have to go through this every time I download something I think I'll go crazy...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By teacher danielle on September 12, 2011
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The story telling of these books is fantastic. It captured the attention of my three year old, not an easy task. I was a little disappointed the CD's didn't come with the books. Maybe it should have been stated more clearly...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By T. V. Tucker on October 28, 2009
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The background music gets a bit loud at times. We got used to it eventually. Otherwise the stories are great and so are the performances. My 8y.o. son can't get enough. What's great, we could follow up with the books. I would highly recommend it for elementary school children.
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