The Cat in the Hat: Read & Listen Edition

The Cat in the Hat: Read & Listen Edition

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by Dr. Seuss
     
 

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Join the Cat in the Hat as he makes learning to read a joy! It’s a rainy day and Dick and Sally can’t find anything to do . . . until the Cat in the Hat unexpectedly appears and turns their dreary afternoon into a fun-filled extravaganza! This beloved Beginner Book by Dr. Seuss, which also features timeless Dr. Seuss characters such as Fish and Thing 1 and…  See more details below

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Join the Cat in the Hat as he makes learning to read a joy! It’s a rainy day and Dick and Sally can’t find anything to do . . . until the Cat in the Hat unexpectedly appears and turns their dreary afternoon into a fun-filled extravaganza! This beloved Beginner Book by Dr. Seuss, which also features timeless Dr. Seuss characters such as Fish and Thing 1 and Thing 2, is fun to read aloud and easy to read alone. Written using 236 different words that any first or second grader can read, it’s a fixture in home and school libraries and a favorite among parents, beginning readers, teachers, and librarians.

Originally created by Dr. Seuss, Beginner Books encourage children to read all by themselves, with simple words and illustrations that give clues to their meaning.

This Read & Listen edition contains audio narration.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780385372114
Publisher:
Random House Childrens Books
Publication date:
09/24/2013
Series:
I Can Read It All By Myself Beginner Books Series
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
77,474
File size:
23 MB
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This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Theodor Seuss Geisel — aka Dr. Seuss — is, quite simply, one of the most beloved children’s book authors of all time. The forty-four books he wrote and illustrated under the name Dr. Seuss (and others that he wrote but did not illustrate, including some under the pseudonyms Theo. LeSieg and Rosetta Stone) have been translated into thirty languages. Hundreds of millions of copies have found their way into homes and hearts around the world. Dr. Seuss’s long list of awards includes Caldecott Honors for McElligot’s Pool, If I Ran the Zoo, and Bartholomew and the Oobleck; the Pulitzer Prize; and eight honorary doctorates. Works based on his original stories have won three Oscars, three Emmys, three Grammys, and a Peabody.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
March 2, 1904
Date of Death:
September 4, 1991
Place of Birth:
Springfield, Massachusetts
Place of Death:
La Jolla, California
Education:
B.A., Dartmouth College, 1925; Oxford University (no degree)

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The Cat in the Hat 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 74 reviews.
rioseco More than 1 year ago
this book is very short and has big words. This book was cool
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this sucked
LaurenWalsh More than 1 year ago
I love this book. Dr. Suess truly is a genius when it comes to writing children books. As I read it, it made me remember all of my fun child times. The book also has great picture and color detail. If you ever want a book to remind you of childhood, I definitely recommend the Cat in the Hat, it is a short, fast read book that is enjoyable.

By: Lauren Walsh
Guest More than 1 year ago
Times have changed. Little kids left home alone and shouldn't they have been told by their parents not to let anyone in? This is the book that must of led to a lot of wild house parties and may have spawned many party while your parents are away flicks (Risky Business, etc). A good fun read with a lilting cadence!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is probably the best book for everyone. Not only is it a child book it can be fun for adults as well. This book has great detail. The colored pictures are probably the best part because it takes you into the book. The fish in the story is funny because he is always worried about when the parents will be home. Think that anyone could enjoy this book no matter how old you are. It brings your imagination into a world of fun and excitement. It is a really enjoyable book and is easy to read for all ages. I would also recommend some of his other books like 'There's a Wocket In My Pocket'. But overall I would read this book over and over.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Cat in the hat. Is about the cat, a boy, a girl, and the fish. The setting was at home. The fish had a problem. The cat came back to clean it up. My favorite part was when the cat did lots of tricks.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book,is one of the most amazing books I read when I was a child. It's what gives a child their imagination, makes them creative. Not only does this book open a child's mind, Cat in the Hat teaches rhyming, in a way of also helping children with speech and pronounciation. This book worked for me. Just as I loved it, my little brothers, in good time, will love it as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dr. Suess books are engaging and funny, and are ideal for children just learning the read. The rhymes make it easy to "guess" which words will be next, which also leads to memorization of specific words and phrases. This helps a child become a better readers. Both of my children love this hilarious classic!
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
Sort of like this one. Was a little weird but still good.
jbarr5 More than 1 year ago
the cat in the hat by dr. seuss this is about a girl and boy and how they sit in their home while their mother went to townn. a cat walks in and wants to have fun with them. the fish is not for it at all and tells him to leave. the children play with different things and the whole house turns into a mess and they see their mother about to walk in the door when the cat calls upon things one and thing two to help clean up the mess. they do it before the mom walks in the door and the cat leaves. the ending question is do you tell your mom what you did while she was gone or just say you looked out the window all day.....
RoseanneD More than 1 year ago
Love Suess. Love this. It's his best book without doubt.
Thorne2112 More than 1 year ago
An absolute classic. Dr. Seuss only practices his best here over control of the English language.
Victoria_Witting More than 1 year ago
I'm a french 4 Student in high school. My french teacher has a copy and I loved it so much I bought one for myself!
AceErin More than 1 year ago
This book is about a mischievous cat and his way to brighten a rainy day. However, is this book sending the right message out to children? I know if I were not home, I would not want my children to let in a strange talking cat-in-a-hat. On the other hand, it does show how the children realized their wrong doing. Also, I'd like to shed some emphasis on the illustrations; although there is not a lot of color, the little color there is brings out the main point of the illustrations. Overall, I would have to say this book is entertaining and I would highly recommend it to families as a tool to enforce stranger safety, or even as a fun story to share.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Cat In The Hat by Dr.Seuss is a great childrens book. This book takes your fantasy on a flight and it never flaps its wings down to the ground until the end. It has been an eye opener in terms of fantastic read alouds .I don't think there are as many entertaining read alouds - for the reader, as The Cat in the Hat. I simply get carried away each time I start. By the end of the book, I am entranced. This is clearly a read aloud winner for the reader. But the good news is that listeners also get a great deal. The pictures are fantastic, the plot is unpredictable, the chaos is so overwhelming that the entire ride is just a big roller coaster that is seemingly waiting to crash somewhere. The Cat in the Hat is "The" book that introduced my kids to a world of imaginary and incredible events, so that it has a special significance for them.
ReadAloudDad-Blogspot-Com More than 1 year ago
The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play. So we sat in the house all that cold, cold, wet day. This book takes your fantasy on a flight and it never flaps its wings down to the ground until the end. It has been an eye opener in terms of fantastic read alouds.I don't think there are as many entertaining read alouds - for the reader, as The Cat in the Hat. I simply get carried away each time I start. By the end of the book, I am entranced. This is clearly a read aloud winner for the reader. But the good news is that listeners also get a great deal. The pictures are fantastic, the plot is unpredictable, the chaos is so overwhelming that the entire ride is just a big roller coaster that is seemingly waiting to crash somewhere. The Cat in the Hat is "The" book that introduced my kids to a world of imaginary and incredible events, so that it has a special significance for them. It is indeed a fantastic read aloud and will also come in handy when the kids start learning to read. The quality of the edition is really nice, with a firm, resistant hard cover. No dust sleeve included and no dust sleeve needed. The Cat in the Hat is frantic action from start to finish, but all good clean fun. The children's verdict is not a perfect 10, as it is a book that is slightly longer to finish in one go as a read aloud, but also difficult to break up "into chapters". It doesn't reflect on the quality of the book, rather on its read aloud quality. On the other hand, for the reader it is smooth sailing all the way. I feel that I haven't given The Cat in the Hat enough credit in my review, as it is simply impossible to sublimate the significance of the book for US children's literature.But that is a completely different topic. VERDICT: SNAP IT UP! ReadAloudDad(.)Blogspot(.)com
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Cat in the Hat is often quoted in our house, by young and old alike. Our children have become known as Thing One and Thing Two so I think this book has made an impression on them as well :-) It is an absolute necessity in any household with small children!
GeorgiegirlOR More than 1 year ago
I love the Cat in the Hat...read it to my boys when they were little, read it when I tutored kids in grade school, and now am buying it for new mothers/little ones. It is a perfect book to use to teach children to read, and fun for adults as well. Our boys never got tired of hearing it or reading it, another favorite for generations to come.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 2 year old has this book and I also bought it for my 18 month old niece. They both love it and it is easy for my husband and me to read it to our daughter. It is also great to bring it along with us when we travel. Dr. Seuss definitely does not disappoint.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What can be cooler then reading books to your child that your parents read to you. Dr.Suess is awesome! Also check out The Journey of a Grape.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My grandson is 2 years old and he loves this book. We have read it so much that he can sit down with the book and almost recite it word for word. He loves this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
classic
L-dog More than 1 year ago
This is a great youngsters readers book.It shows great illustrations and A creative rhyming story. I am personally a fan of the sequel "The Cat and the Hat Comes Back" and of many other Dr.Seuss books they are all so different in there own ways but they all rhyme which I love. This is a classic must read.
Book-E More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book for a baby shower when we were asked to bring our "favorite" childhood book. It was my favorite growing up and it was also my three sons' favorite. In fact, for two of my sons I was asked to read their favorite in front of their elementary school class. We can all probably recite the entire book from memory, but it's much more fun seeing the illustrations.
Jordan_Hal More than 1 year ago
This is an awesome Book to have in one's own library. Everyone should own Seuss works, along with Ohio Blue Tips by Jeanne E. Clark, The Photos In The Closet by Daniel E. Lopez, and works by Alison Townsend.