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Oh the Things You Can Do That Are Good for You!: All About Staying Healthy (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library) Hardcover


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Series: Cat in the Hat's Learning Library
  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (July 24, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0375810986
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375810985
  • Product Dimensions: 3.6 x 2.5 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,256 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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With the help of the staff and equipment at a Seussian spa, the Cat in the Hat explains the basics of healthy living, from eating right and getting enough exercise and sleep, to having a positive body image, to the distance and speed of a typical sneeze!

About the Author

Theodor Seuss Geisel -- better known to millions of his fans as Dr. Seuss -- was born the son of a park superintendent in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1904. After studying at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, and later at Oxford University in England, he became a magazine humorist and cartoonist, and an advertising man. He soon turned his many talents to writing children's books, and his first book -- And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street -- was published in 1937. His greatest claim to fame was the one and only The Cat in the Hat, published in 1957, the first of a hugely successful range of early learning books known as Beginner Books. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Tish Rabe (pronounced "Robby") is a best-selling children's book author who has written over 160 children's books including The Cat in the Hat's Learning Library, a series of non-fiction Dr. Seuss science books, which have sold over 4 million copies. A new television series based on these books, "The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot about That" airs daily on PBS Kids (http://www.pbskids.org/catinthehat).

Ms. Rabe also created her own original character "The I Believe Bunny" for Thomas Nelson (www.ibelievebunny.com) a series of gentle, inspirational stories featuring beautiful watercolor illustrations, which won the Mom's Choice Gold Award for Best Picture Book in 2010.

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This book was a fun, educational, rhyming book.
Hailey Harper
Silly non-words aside, this book does a great job teaching nutrition, hygiene, and other healthy habits to the younger set (probably 2nd grade and under).
J. Shea
I am a school nurse and read this to all the elementary students for Dr Seuss's birthday.
Denise Howe

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By peachyqueen27 on November 12, 2004
Format: Hardcover
This is one of the better books in The Cat in the Hat Learning Library series. The rhymes are reminiscent of the true Seussian style as are the characters in the book.

The topics this book covers are: exercise, germs, washing, food pyramid, drinking water, brushing your teeth, wearing helmets and getting enough sleep.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on December 9, 2005
Format: Hardcover
I like this book because it taught me all different things when i was littler. Like how to brush my teeth, floss, wash my hands, wash my hair, get exercise,how to deal with a cold, the right food to eat, and how its important at the end of the day to get your rest. This book taught me so much and im thankful for that.

Alyssa Seifferly
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Melinda Stuart on November 9, 2006
Format: Hardcover
The book is great and has wonderful healthy positive messages. My kids love it and ask to read it over and over. The only dissapointment is that it still has one page with the old food guide pyramid.
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Kate Dino on October 17, 2005
Format: Hardcover
My kids (boys 8 and 5) still ask to hear this book at bedtime at least once every couple of weeks, so obviously the intended audience enjoys this. My own objections -- having read the thing aloud to said kids at least 100 times -- are largely aesthetic. The rhymes in this book are either strained

It can travel five feet

and blasts out with great power

at speeds over one hundred

miles an hour!

or facile (the Garoo in Fadoo tell me true, they do - just like you!) to a degree that bugs me as a Seuss fan.

To be fair, this problem turns up throughout the Learning Library series, not just in the volumes written by Tish Rabe. When you have to cover every health issue under the sun short of cancer and addiction (or every dinosaur or aspect of plant reproduction), it's probably pretty rough to hold a rhyme scheme and use words that kids can understand. Rabe does a respectable enough job at it that -- well, guess what the little Dinos want to hear again tonight?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Hailey Harper on April 22, 2013
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This book was a fun, educational, rhyming book. I read it to a group of children ages 4-5 and they all really enjoyed it. However, it does have a page about the food pyramid, which is no longer the standard for teaching nutrition. Other than that, it was great!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Thank you on January 26, 2014
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What an wonderful book to offer. We a thrilled to find such an amazing item. I would recommend to anyone who wants to learn more with a bit of fun. Five Stars
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Courtney on August 1, 2013
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This book basically outlines the things you can do that are good for you, although I would have liked to see more stress on physical activity.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Eller on August 28, 2012
Format: Hardcover
I think I was hoping for something that would be both inspirational and fun. Instead it is kind of dry for a Dr. Seuss book.
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