- Age Range: 3 - 7 years
- Grade Level: Preschool - 2
- Lexile Measure: 260L (What's this?)
- Hardcover: 61 pages
- Publisher: Random House; 1st edition (March 12, 1957)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 039480001X
- ISBN-13: 978-0394800011
- Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 0.4 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (936 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #805 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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He may be an old standby, but he never lets us down. When in doubt, turn to the story of the cat that transformed a dull, rainy afternoon into a magical and just-messy-enough adventure. There's another, hidden adventure, too: this book really will help children learn to read. With his simple and often single-vowel vocabulary, the good Doctor knew what he was doing: hear it, learn it, read it--laughing all the way. The Cat in the Hat is a must for any child's library.
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I bought it as I was on the Kindle version page and it said it had a very high score, almost perfect. When I opened it in my Kindle Paperwhite, it came as 2 pages in 1... impossible to read.
I have come back to the page and read the reviews. To my surprise, all reviews are mixed up... not only the Kindle version, but original movie, new movie, someone reading a book (tape recording), original books, fake books, second hand books, books with bubble gums inside or torn pages.
What is this? Reviews should be separated to correspond the product you ARE buying. So if I wish to buy the Kindle version I should ONLY see the reviews for the Kindle version and nothing else.
I will now contact customer support to get my money back. I have never been so disappointed 😔 with Amazon as last night.
Update: Thanks, Amazon, for giving me credit (refund) for this purchase! 😀👍🏽
Both of my kids were born in the US and I read for them every single day. They are growing up hearing different stories then I did, and I am very much enjoying the ride with them.
When I first read them a Dr. Seuss book I had mixed feelings. I honestly wasn't very sure if I had liked it or not. But after reading a few books, it just grew in me. Dr. Seuss' books are magical. There is something about them (their oddness, I presume?) that simply sticks to your mind. And most of them have a very nice hidden message among all the chaotic scenarios and crazy characters.
Now Dr. Seuss is one of my favorite authors, and The Cat in The Hat my favorite character.
This book is simply great for preschoolers and kindergartners (older kids too!). The rhymes and the humor are spot on.
I had read it first at the library and end up buying it as a gift to another foreigner kid who wasn't familiar with the story. It was a hit.
Despite this, Seuss' "Cat In the Hat" is a classic for good reason... it connects with most children and seems to engage them in reading.
My own experience with this book with my 4 year old son is nothing short of astonishing. My son is learning to read and this book's melodic and simplified vocabulary keeps him engaged and builds his confidence with each sentence. The pictures are whimsical (kinda disturbing for me), and in a weird way, comforting for children. My kid can now recite most of this book from memory now and feels confident enough to read other sources.
I'm only knocking off a star because the pictures still give me the heebie jeebies, but that's just me.
After reading it a couple times a night for weeks on end, I found myself *thinking* in rhyme. Everything I read entered my head in a rhyming rhythm! I couldn't stop! It will drive you nuts, but at the same time it is funny. It's only fair to warn your friends and family beforehand. Every time it rains you will think "I know it is wet / And the sun it not sunny / But we can have lots of good fun / That is funny"!
This book is a great way to start discussions with your kids about emotions and how their actions make other people feel.
THE CAT IN THE HAT isn't even on my top 5 of favorite Dr. Seuss books. I always liked the more rhyming stories as a child. As a parent, however, I really like the idea of what happens when mom isn't home and children have to make their own decisions. The last part of the story which asks whether the children should tell their mother of their adventures and then asks the reader the same thing is something that can be used to foster discussions between parents and children.
What else is there to say. Like it or not, it is a classic that everyone should read.