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May 23, 2019

The first book is a solid enough classic, if a little too wordy by today's standards. But the cat is a great character, kind of a (in fantasy genre terms) wild fae, who shows up to mess you up if you're too lazy and bored or something like that. There's a fantastic wildness to the cat, where it's impossible to tell what he really wants. He's rowdy but not all bad, and he has feelings.

This sequel is pretty much a retread, and it's generally worse in every way. Now the kids are outside shoveling The first book is a solid enough classic, if a little too wordy by today's standards. But the cat is a great character, kind of a (in fantasy genre terms) wild fae, who shows up to mess you up if you're too lazy and bored or something like that. There's a fantastic wildness to the cat, where it's impossible to tell what he really wants. He's rowdy but not all bad, and he has feelings.

This sequel is pretty much a retread, and it's generally worse in every way. Now the kids are outside shoveling snow, and cat arrives again likes a wrecking ball to mess them up. There is one brilliant idea, which is that underneath the cat's big hat there's a possibly infinite amount of smaller cats in smaller hats with even smaller cats in even smaller hats under their hats. I guess if you were wondering why the cat's hat is so big, now you know.

Unfortunately, the cats-on-cats-on-cats idea is wasted in favor of what for me was a real disturbing focus on guns in this book. Why do these cats need guns for their antics? They don't. Get the guns out of kids books please. ...more
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Jun 19, 2019

Neo is back to read me a story
It should not be anything all that gory
This was a good story about a bad cat
Who sits in the bathtub, happy to get fat

When he is forced from his warm tub
No longer able to sing
He leaves two young children
A horrid cat ring

It's pink! It's a nightmare
What will Mother say?
This will surely will need cleaning
All night and into the day

The story retells the dramatic affair
Of how two children panicked, full of despair
But this Cat had some friend come, they were all set
These Neo is back to read me a story
It should not be anything all that gory
This was a good story about a bad cat
Who sits in the bathtub, happy to get fat

When he is forced from his warm tub
No longer able to sing
He leaves two young children
A horrid cat ring

It's pink! It's a nightmare
What will Mother say?
This will surely will need cleaning
All night and into the day

The story retells the dramatic affair
Of how two children panicked, full of despair
But this Cat had some friend come, they were all set
These cat friends spanned the entire alphabet

Yes, Neo did enjoy reading this tale
Though the pictures distracted and he read like a snail
I am proud to see progress with his reading of books
Soon, Goodreads friends of all nationalities will give us looks ...more
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Jul 28, 2016

The mischievous cat returns.

Along with it comes the alphabetical cats in successive hats. And more of everything.

Let me just me put is as this is the way of explaining Inception to 5 year olds.

Rhyming, repetitive and recurring lines cast the spell again!

PS : Wait, the goldfish did not return. I KNEW the cat ate it in the first part.
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Nov 26, 2016

As much as I and my kids adored the original The Cat in the Hat, this followup (and I believe there were actually two or three others as well) paled in comparison to the original. That is not to say that it is not entertaining, but I'd rather go for Green Eggs and Ham or Horton Hears a Who than this one given the choice.
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Jul 01, 2016

Dr Seuss being the pen name under which Theodor Seuss Geisel wrote (taking his middle name and making full use of his Oxford University PhD in English literature) was the American born grandson of German immigrants to the US.

Beginning his career in the late 1920s as an illustrator and cartoonist, it wasnt until nearly 30 years later that Seuss produced his classic series of childrens books that so many of us know and love.

Never having the benefit of the books of Dr Seuss when I was a child, it ‘Dr Seuss’ being the pen name under which Theodor Seuss Geisel wrote (taking his middle name and making full use of his Oxford University PhD in English literature) was the American born grandson of German immigrants to the US.

Beginning his career in the late 1920’s as an illustrator and cartoonist, it wasn’t until nearly 30 years later that Seuss produced his classic series of children’s books that so many of us know and love.

Never having the benefit of the books of Dr Seuss when I was a child, it was with great pleasure that I discovered his work many years later when reading them to my own children.

For anyone who has not yet discovered Seuss’s classic children’s books – now is the time to do so! What Seuss has created using such imagination, with a particularly dynamic (both flamboyant but simple) and unique style of illustration, coupled with his verse rhythms and the use of repetitive but building and twisting phrases – all in an extremely and deliberately accessible way, is a series of works which are a fantastic visual and verbal feast, captivating both children and adults alike.

For me the most memorable examples of Seuss’s work are:
‘The Cat in the Hat’ (along with its sequel ‘The Cat in the Hat Comes Back’) – For the wonderful creation of mischief that is the ‘Cat in the Hat’
‘Fox in Socks’ – For the tremendously bizarre tongue-twisters
‘Green Eggs and Ham’ – For the ever building and dynamic nature of the verse.
All of them of course have Seuss’s trademark fantastic illustrations and rhythmic verses throughout.

It is that unique combination of:
Attractive illustrations and exciting verse – both very dynamic, always moving always going somewhere new; both very strange, silly and bizarre – all in an extremely accessible, engaging and compelling (and let’s not forget educational) way – which creates Dr Seuss’s fantastically immersive world.

A timeless world of the imagination, of amazing words, pictures, rhymes, stories, learning, but above all else – FUN

Not just for children, but for the child in all of us.
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May 16, 2019

The Cat in the Hat is back and continues messing up things at the house of Sally and her brother. Their mother is conveniently away again, but this time the fish is also missing.

The Cat tries to fix the mess that he made and in the end he makes a bigger mess.
Until he lifts his hat and now we know what he hides underneath it: Little Cats. As many as the Alphabet Letters.
Perfect little copies of the Cat in the Hat. These cats will help cleaning up, but not before they create much bigger mess.

The Cat in the Hat is back and continues messing up things at the house of Sally and her brother. Their mother is conveniently away again, but this time the fish is also missing.

The Cat tries to fix the mess that he made and in the end he makes a bigger mess.
Until he lifts his hat and now we know what he hides underneath it: Little Cats. As many as the Alphabet Letters.
Perfect little copies of the Cat in the Hat. These cats will help cleaning up, but not before they create much bigger mess.

Again this is just a silly book, but it can create lots of laughter and it can help children with their reading and with remembering the english alphabet. ...more
5

Oct 15, 2018

Better even than the original - The Cat in the Hat. This one is about snow: Sally and I are outside shovelling, making paths when the cat turns up.

He helps himself to a bath and eats cake - in the bath, which leaves a pink ring. The ring is cleaned by the cat with mother's new dress, and then I believe the pink is scrubbed off dad's shoes on to the bed, at which point the Cat calls in little Cats A, B, and C to help.

The pink is fan-blown? out the window, onto the snow, so more reinforcements Better even than the original - The Cat in the Hat. This one is about snow: Sally and I are outside shovelling, making paths when the cat turns up.

He helps himself to a bath and eats cake - in the bath, which leaves a pink ring. The ring is cleaned by the cat with mother's new dress, and then I believe the pink is scrubbed off dad's shoes on to the bed, at which point the Cat calls in little Cats A, B, and C to help.

The pink is fan-blown? out the window, onto the snow, so more reinforcements are summoned; little Cat C has D, E, and F inside his hat, and so on to little Cat Z who is too small to see.

Excuse me please, maybe not all my details are absolutely correct as this is done from memory - Leo has the book, which I could tell from his absolute silence - he was Impressed! ...more
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Dec 30, 2018

My Grandchildren love this book so much that I'm thinking of leaving home if I have to read it yet again. I love this book really and it's great to watch their faces light up when this book appears.
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Sep 24, 2017

by Andrea Renee Cox

What a cute ABC book! I hadn't read this Dr. Seuss book prior to now, surprisingly. I'm adding it to my to-purchase list, because it's very adorable and one I can imagine reading to any kids I may have down the road.

I was not compensated for my honest review.
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Oct 24, 2008

Not as powerful as the original Cat in the Hat, but with all the inexorable poignancy of a repetition compulsion, The Cat in the Hat Comes Back draws the marrow from the bourgeois skeletons broken by his original foray into suburban America. Is this crisis or has it now become commentary?--or, more insidiously, is it both?

Subliminally compelling. The reason we lost China and Southeast Asia.
5

Mar 28, 2018

Another wonderful book from Dr. Seuss. To me one of the best out there to teach children about the ABC's using rhyming and repetition. I loved it as a kid, loved sharing it with my children and now enjoying it in story time with my grandchildren. As usual the rhyme and rhythm are so well done they will get caught in your brain for awhile, and the illustrations are wonderful.
5

Jan 07, 2018

The cat in the hat is back with twenty-six other cats in hats and a voom, to wreak more havoc around the house before cleaning up after themselves.
A nice sequel to the original.
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Feb 22, 2016

Well this is the last of my collection of Dr Seuss books :(

I enjoyed this one, the return of the cat in the hat. The real villain in the book is mum, she leaves her two small children to clear all the snow whilst she saunters off into to town. So the cat comes along to help, he makes a mess, he uses his usual techniques to clean up but ends up just making a mess. So he gets the cat in his hat, cat A to help who then gets cat B to help and so on up to cat Z.

The book is fun and also finds time to Well this is the last of my collection of Dr Seuss books :(

I enjoyed this one, the return of the cat in the hat. The real villain in the book is mum, she leaves her two small children to clear all the snow whilst she saunters off into to town. So the cat comes along to help, he makes a mess, he uses his usual techniques to clean up but ends up just making a mess. So he gets the cat in his hat, cat A to help who then gets cat B to help and so on up to cat Z.

The book is fun and also finds time to teach the alphabet. Only issue I have was with the illustrations, not up to usual vividness.

Gonna have to go hunting for more of his books now. ...more
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Sep 28, 2013

Inevitably, this book will be compared to its predecessor. Yet I am pleased to say that I have always liked this sequel better.
The idea of the story being centered around removing a pink ring in the bathtub is quite fun. Of course Dr. Seuss finds ways to educate the reader about household items in the alphabet in the process.
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Apr 12, 2014

Yes, one should definitely shoot the spots. Get the cats to do it!
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Mar 09, 2015

I liked it because he always does something bad, but it always turns out good in the end.
5

May 10, 2019

Omg I'm a grinning like an idiot I am. Love the rhymes. Love the big cat and snow. I feel like 5 rn. 😂😂😂
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Aug 12, 2015

By the time I was in the 5th Grade, Dr. Seuss was pretty much out of my life. Sadly I hated reading when I was in Elementary School and I blame it solely on my education. When I was little we had this reading program in which you take this computer test in the beginning of the year and based on how well you do you get put into a certain level like lets say you are in 4th grade with a 6.2 score which means that you are reading on a 6th grade level and after that test you are supposedly to check By the time I was in the 5th Grade, Dr. Seuss was pretty much out of my life. Sadly I hated reading when I was in Elementary School and I blame it solely on my education. When I was little we had this reading program in which you take this computer test in the beginning of the year and based on how well you do you get put into a certain level like lets say you are in 4th grade with a 6.2 score which means that you are reading on a 6th grade level and after that test you are supposedly to check out and read books on that level or higher. After every book you read you had to take a quiz based on what you remember from the book.

If you past the test your level gets a little higher and you receive points based on how long the book is. The longer the book the higher the points like if you read Harry Potter then each book was worth 25 points. If you fail then it lower your reading level score. Some teachers didn't make it a requirement but unfortunately for me my english teacher expected 25 points each grading period and I remember for the last grading period you had to get 80 points which was practically reading two books a week from the start to the end of the final quarter.

At the time I didn't like to read because no one ever recommended me great books to read and on top of it all I have to take tests, put unnecessary pressure on me, and force me to read? No Thank You! I obviously failed all that reading junk but still passed the class because on how well I performed on english tests and assignments.

Why I am telling you all this? Well, at the time the only way to go to the library was when your teacher wasn't teaching, you finished your class assignment early and I would always love going to the library because it gave me time to get out of the class and enjoy the little freedom I had and plus my school library was absolutely stunning. With a few of friends one day we went to the library and somehow I found out that if you check out the required level of reading then you can check out any children books especially Dr. Seuss without the librarian judging you.

I went scrolling just for the hell of it and out of nowhere I found "The Cat in the Hat Comes Back". I was confused at first because I thought the Cat in the Hat was a standalone and when I read that this was a sequel, my whole world exploded and I immediately ran to the front desk to check it out because I wasn't going to let anyone touch that book except me.

After checking out the book I waited until I had free time to devour it and I absolutely loved it. I felt like I was put back into Dick and Sally's world as they try to deal with the Cat in the Hat. Even now as I reread this book it brought back warm memories and some may say that this does not live up to the expectations of the first book but I feel like we are meeting our long time friend that we haven't seen in years.

Dick and Sally are shoveling snow from the driveway because their mother is going shopping again. They never say it is shopping but clearly there has to be sale because no one in their rightful mind would leave two young children alone. Apparently the goldfish died from a heart attack after the 1st book because he doesn't appear in the sequel. While the kids are shoveling snow, the Cat in the Hat appears out of nowhere and immediately the children go into a panic attack.

Sally wants nothing to do with the cat but slyly he tells them he is only going inside the house to get warm. Once he sets his paw inside the house, all hell breaks loose again. Instead of using Thing One and Thing Two, the cat uses the equivalent of that which is Cat A, B,C. As the story progresses we meet more cats and together they spell the whole alphabet. It was cute story and how every time they found a solution to their problem, a bigger problem erupts right afterwards. I highly recommend this book if you enjoyed the first one. ...more
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Aug 19, 2013

The Cat in the Hat Comes Back tells the story of the mischievous cat who returns to the house of Sally and her brother on a wintery, snowy day. The story begins when Sallys mother goes to town and gives Sally and her brother the task of shovelling the snow. However, it is not long until the cat in the hat turns up and lets himself into their house. The book explains the journey Sally and her brother go through to remove the trace of the cat in the hat from their house before their mother The Cat in the Hat Comes Back tells the story of the mischievous cat who returns to the house of Sally and her brother on a wintery, snowy day. The story begins when Sally’s mother goes to town and gives Sally and her brother the task of shovelling the snow. However, it is not long until the cat in the hat turns up and lets himself into their house. The book explains the journey Sally and her brother go through to remove the trace of the cat in the hat from their house before their mother returns. When the cat offers to clean up his mess, more and more problems arise. Can Sally and her brother get the house clean and shovel the snow or will the cat in the hat continue to make more mess?

Dr Seuss is a brilliant author and this book is ideal for children in Key Stage 1 who are just beginning to read on their own. Throughout the book, Dr Seuss uses a variety of language techniques such as rhyme, rhythm and repetition to help the child to read and build their confidence. He also introduces children to onomatopoeias such as ‘CRACK’ and ‘POP’ to help them visualise what is happening at that point in the story.

As well as the above features, Dr Seuss builds on knowledge the child may already have. When the cleaning task becomes too much for the cat in the hat, he lifts off his hat and reveals a little cat in the hat called A. A then goes on to remove his hat to reveal little cat B and so on until little cat Z is revealed. Naming the cats in the order of the alphabet is a clever technique Dr Seuss uses and this can be used to reiterate the alphabet to the children. Secondly, when the cat in the hat uses Sally’s Dad’s shoes to clean the pink stain off the wall, Sally’s brother responds by saying that it is ‘very bad news’, that he is using his Dad’s £7 shoes. This is introducing children to the concept of money and numbers and could be used as a discussion point within the lesson.

I feel this book could be enjoyed by both children and adults.
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Oct 30, 2013

Summary:

A mother has gone to town for the day, leaving her two children to clear the snow from the front garden. The narrator, an unnamed boy, and his sister Sally are working hard when the Cat In The Hat pops round for a friendly visit. Chaos ensues.

Review:

That mischievous Cat and his Hat!

Theres a reason why the Cat In The Hat has become an icon of childrens literature. This second instalment of the CITH series is a masterpiece. Zany through and through, it is a real joy to read.

A lot of the Summary:

A mother has gone to town for the day, leaving her two children to clear the snow from the front garden. The narrator, an unnamed boy, and his sister Sally are working hard when the Cat In The Hat pops round for a friendly visit. Chaos ensues.

Review:

That mischievous Cat and his Hat!

There’s a reason why the Cat In The Hat has become an icon of children’s literature. This second instalment of the CITH series is a masterpiece. Zany through and through, it is a real joy to read.

A lot of the story’s beauty lies in its simplicity, making it a book accessible to the youngest of readers. For this reason it is well suited to reception and year 1 children.

Possible uses:

- Works well for independent reading and teacher reading.
- Can be used to introduce poetry, or at least the concept of rhyme, to young children.
- Because of its basic vocabulary, it would combine well with early phonics teaching.
- The second half of the book, featuring little cats A-Z, can be used to consolidate knowledge of the alphabet for early reception children in particular.
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Jul 28, 2016

I read it because I had to practice before I read it to Archit.

This book is way more fun than the Cat in the Hat. I want more of The Cat in The Hat with different seasons and different problems!!

I want Sally and her brother's Mom to go out more so they can have Cat in the Hat more with them. IS it too much to ask??

P.S. Archit, we are not so having the cat in the hat in our home!
Whenever we are out, we'll make sure that THIS cat doesn't come to our house, no matter what problems our children I read it because I had to practice before I read it to Archit.

This book is way more fun than the Cat in the Hat. I want more of The Cat in The Hat with different seasons and different problems!!

I want Sally and her brother's Mom to go out more so they can have Cat in the Hat more with them. IS it too much to ask??

P.S. Archit, we are not so having the cat in the hat in our home!
Whenever we are out, we'll make sure that THIS cat doesn't come to our house, no matter what problems our children will be in! Because The cat in the hat is a problem himself!!!

I can't wait to read it to you. ...more
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Nov 10, 2019

I did the Cat in the Hat Readathon at a children's party

I like the original the best, although this as fun.
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Nov 14, 2018

I didn't even know that The Cat in the Hat had gone away, let alone come back ... but here he is again!

And he comes back to snowy times with Sally and her brother attempting to clear the snow away. When he appears Sally tells her brother not to talk to him because he 'plays lots of bad tricks'. The Cat lives up to form with a variety of naughty doings beginning with rushing into the house and getting in the bath with a huge cake to eat. Sally and her brother are annoyed and let the water out but I didn't even know that The Cat in the Hat had gone away, let alone come back ... but here he is again!

And he comes back to snowy times with Sally and her brother attempting to clear the snow away. When he appears Sally tells her brother not to talk to him because he 'plays lots of bad tricks'. The Cat lives up to form with a variety of naughty doings beginning with rushing into the house and getting in the bath with a huge cake to eat. Sally and her brother are annoyed and let the water out but when it has gone down the plug hole, there is a nasty pink ring around the bath.


Sally's brother wonders if it will ever come off but the Cat soon solves that problem by using the children's mother's white dress to remove the pink ring. But the dress is then spotted with pink. Sally sees the dress and panics but the Cat soon solves that problem by hitting the dress against the wall. The pink comes off but transfers itself to the wall.

There follows a variety of escapades with the Cat removing the pink each time but transferring it every time to something else equally troublesome. It was on shoes, a rug, the bed covers and when on the last named the Cat is puzzled how he is going to ever remove it. Fortunately under that huge hat he has a whole host of smaller cats, all lettered A to Z.

All these cats pitch in with the Cat to remove the pink but it is not easy and they end up with the snow completely pink. But Cat Z, who is so small he can't be seen, has something called Voom under his hat and the Cat explains that Voom cleans up anything. And, oh boy! What a VOOM! The Cat doesn't know what it really is but he does know that it clears snow and with that he, and his little helpers, depart saying, 'I will be very happy/To come here again ...'

Oh, no, surely not ... but if he does Dr Seuss will surely have it documented somewhere!



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Jun 04, 2008

Every child needs to read the Cat in the Hat books. We've read this one many times. As the kids get older and are learning how to read, I have them tackle this book, among many others. The words are easy to sound out and are some of the most common words in the English language. And since they've heard the book so many times already, it's easier for them to read.

Besides, it's fun.
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Jan 10, 2016

I believe it's another good book to teach ABCs to children..
It's also very funny & full of surprises..
:)

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