The Cat in the Hat (Hardcover)

Author: Seuss, Dr.

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Poor Dick and Sally. It's cold and wet and they're stuck in the house with nothing to do . until a giant cat in a hat shows up transforming the dull day into a madcap adventure and almost wrecking the place in the process! Written by Dr. Seuss in 1957 in response to the concern that "pallid primers [with] abnormally courteous unnaturally clean boys and girls' were leading to growing illiteracy among children The Cat in the Hat (the first Random House Beginner Book) changed the way our children learn how to read.

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Publisher Random House Childrens Books
Mfg Part# 9780394800011
SKU 30059902
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 039480001X
Release Date 6/1/1957
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Dimensions (in Inches) 9.5H x 7L x 0.75T
Author Info
Theodor Geisel is known and loved by millions by his pen name, Dr. Seuss. He used this name as he wanted to save Geisel for what he felt was his "true work"--his writing for adults. (Seuss is the author's middle name, the "Dr." a sarcastic salute to his never completed doctoral degree). Born in Springfield, Massachusetts, Seuss graduated from Dartmouth College and attended Oxford University in pursuit of a Ph.D. in English Literature. At Oxford he was encouraged by a fellow student, Helen Palmer, to drop out and pursue a career as a cartoonist. Seuss took this woman quite seriously, for not only did he follow her advice, he also married her. Back in the United States, Seuss worked as an illustrator while still attempting to write serious fiction and humor for adults. His first book for children, AND TO THINK THAT I SAW IT ON MULBERRY STREET was published in 1937. The success of this work prompted him to produce more picture books for children until the onset of World War II, during which he and his wife wrote and produced films in support of the Allies. Two of these films HITLER LIVES and DESIGN FOR DEATH won Academy Awards for best documentary features. After the war, he returned to writing for children and, in 1957, THE CAT IN THE HAT was published. This book changed the face of beginning reader books from the basic primer to a story that was exciting and fun and was illustrated with lively artwork. With the success of THE CAT IN THE HAT, Seuss was named the head of Beginning Books, a subsidiary of his publishing company, Random House. This allowed him to not only create such classic works as ONE FISH, TWO FISH, RED FISH, BLUE FISH but also to establish the careers of such authors as P. D. Eastman and Robert Lopshire. Several of his works have been adapted as animated films, most memorably the holiday classic, HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS. During his long career, Dr. Seuss garnered many awards, including two Caldecott Honors for MCELLIGOT'S POOL and BARTHOLOMEW AND THE OOBLECK. In 1980, he was honored with the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for his body of work. He received a Pulitzer Prize for his contributions to children's literature, and when he died in 1991, he was the world's best-selling author of children's books.
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Annotation When Mom's away, the mischievous Cat in the Hat comes to play--and turns the house into a total uproar. But the Cat manages to make things right in the end, not a split second before Mom returns. The story, told in simple words and delightful rhymes, makes beginning to read lots of fun.
Editors Note The Cat in the Hat came to play one rainy, nothing-to-do afternoon. His hilarious antics are "recommended for all libraries".--School Library Journal, starred review.
First Line The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play. So we sat in the house. All that cold, cold, wet day.
Annotation 3 When Mom's away, the mischievous Cat in the Hat comes to play--and turns the house into a total uproar. But the Cat manages to make things right in the end, not a split second before Mom returns. Dr. Seuss's timeless classic, told in simple words and delightful rhymes, continues to make learning to read lots of fun. A 50th-anniversary limited edition.
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Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 03
Number of Pages 0072
Publisher Random House Children's Books

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