Cat In The Hat
by Dr. Seuss
read March 2009
I didn’t know, before reading it on the Dr. Seuss website, that Cat In The Hat was written as a challenge. Theodor Geisel was given a list of the top 220 early-reader primer words and decided to go out and make a book using as many as he could. The end result…The Cat In The Hat.
According to www.seussville.com schools were reluctant to adopt The Cat In The Hat as an official primer, but children and parents were enthusiastic about it. Though And to Think I Saw It On Mulberry Street was Dr. Seuss’s first published work, The Cat In The Hat, launched his career into what we know today.
Every child, every where, needs to read this book at least once! Don’t bother with the movie! Not my cup of tea, but my kids like it. I don’t think they see it the same way I do…animated Dr. Seuss is good, but my experience is that live-action Dr. Seuss is not as great. 🙂
p.s. Check out the link on the right…or don’t…I kind of want Natasha to win…to enter in my March giveaway of Are You My Mother a Dr. Seuss Beginner Book written by P.D. Eastman.