|The Cat in the Hat|
|Media type||Print (Hardcover and paperback)|
|Preceded by||How the Grinch Stole Christmas|
|Followed by||The Cat in the Hat Comes Back|
The Cat in the Hat is a children's book by Dr. Seuss, featuring a tall, anthropomorphic, mischievous cat, wearing a tall, red and white striped hat. Theodor Seuss Geisel (ˈsɔɪs ˈɡaɪzəl March 2 1904 – September 24 1991 was an American Writer and Cartoonist, better known by his pen name The United States of America —commonly referred to as the English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States Children's literature is an age category of literature written for published for or marketed to Children roughly through age 12 Publishing is the process of production and dissemination of Literature or Information &ndash the activity of making information available for public view Random House Inc is the world's largest English-language general trade book publisher A hardcover (or hardback or hardbound) is a Book bound with rigid protective covers (typically of cardboard covered with Cloth Paperback, softback, or softcover describe and refer to a Book by the nature of its binding. The OCLC Online Computer Library Center is according to its website a "nonprofit membership computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purpose How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is one of the best-known children's books by Dr Children's literature is an age category of literature written for published for or marketed to Children roughly through age 12 Theodor Seuss Geisel (ˈsɔɪs ˈɡaɪzəl March 2 1904 – September 24 1991 was an American Writer and Cartoonist, better known by his pen name Anthropomorphism is the attribution of uniquely Human characteristics to non-human creatures and beings natural and supernatural phenomena material states and objects With the series of Beginner Books that The Cat inaugurated, Seuss promoted both his name and the cause of elementary literacy in the United States.  The eponymous cat appears in six of Seuss's rhymed children's books:
Theodor Geisel, writing as Dr. A list of Cats and other Felines found in popular works of fiction The Cat in the Hat is a Children's book by Dr Seuss, featuring a tall anthropomorphic, mischievous cat wearing a tall red and white The Cat in the Hat is a Children's book by Dr Seuss, featuring a tall anthropomorphic, mischievous cat wearing a tall red and white The Cat in the Hat Song Book is a 1967 Children's book of silly songs containing lyrics and illustrations by Dr Theodor Seuss Geisel (ˈsɔɪs ˈɡaɪzəl March 2 1904 – September 24 1991 was an American Writer and Cartoonist, better known by his pen name Theodor Seuss Geisel (ˈsɔɪs ˈɡaɪzəl March 2 1904 – September 24 1991 was an American Writer and Cartoonist, better known by his pen name Daisy-Head Mayzie is a Children's book written by Dr Seuss, although he did not illustrate it nor was it published until 1995 after his death Seuss, created The Cat in the Hat in response to the May 24, 1954 Life magazine article by John Hersey, titled "Why Do Students Bog Down on First R? A Local Committee Sheds Light on a National Problem: Reading. Events 1218 - The Fifth Crusade leaves Acre for Egypt. 1276 - Magnus Ladulås is crowned Year 1954 ( MCMLIV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1954 Gregorian calendar) John Richard Hersey ( June 17, 1914 – March 24, 1993) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American Writer and journalist " In the article, Hersey was critical of school primers:
In the classroom boys and girls are confronted with books that have insipid illustrations depicting the slicked-up lives of other children. [Existing primers] feature abnormally courteous, unnaturally clean boys and girls. . . . In bookstores, anyone can buy brighter, livelier books featuring strange and wonderful animals and children who behave naturally, i. e. , sometimes misbehave. Given incentive from school boards, publishers could do as well with primers.
Hersey’s arguments were enumerated over ten pages of Life Magazine, which was the leading periodical during that time. After detailing many issues contributing to the dilemma connected with student reading levels, Hersey asked toward the end of the article:
Why should [school primers] not have pictures that widen rather than narrow the associative richness the children give to the words they illustrate — drawings like those of the wonderfully imaginative geniuses among children’s illustrators, Tenniel, Howard Pyle, "Dr. Seuss", Walt Disney?
Dr. Seuss responded to this "challenge," and began work. His publisher supplied him with a list of 400 words, ones that the publisher thought children would be learning in school. His publisher told him to cut the list in half and to try and write an interesting enough book for children. Nine months later Dr. Seuss created The Cat In The Hat, which used 223 words from the list he was given.
In an interview he gave in Arizona magazine in June 1981, Dr. Seuss claimed the book took nine months to complete due to the difficulty in writing a book from the 223 selected words. He added that the title for the book came from his desire to have the title rhyme and the first two suitable rhyming words that he could find from the list were "cat" and "hat". Dr. Seuss also regretted the association of his book and the "look say" reading method adopted during the Dewey revolt in the 1920s. John Dewey (October 20 1859 &ndash June 1 1952 was an American Philosopher, Psychologist, and educational reformer, whose thoughts and ideas have He expressed the opinion that ". . . killing phonics was one of the greatest causes of illiteracy in the country. Phonics refers to an instructional method for teaching children to read English. "
In the first book featuring the character (The Cat in the Hat, 1957), the Cat brings a cheerful, exotic and exuberant form of chaos to a household of two young children one rainy day while their mother is out. Year 1957 ( MCMLVII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar) Bringing with him two creatures appropriately named Thing One and Thing Two, the Cat performs all sorts of wacky tricks to amuse the children, with mixed results. The Cat's antics are vainly opposed by the family pet, who is a sentient and articulate goldfish. The children (Sally and her older brother, who serves as the narrator) ultimately prove exemplary latchkey children, capturing the Things and bringing the Cat under control. Latchkey kid or latchkey child refers to a child who returns from school to an empty home because his or her parents are away at work or a child who is often left at home with He cleans up the house on his way out, disappearing seconds before the mother arrives.
The book has been popular since its publication, and a logo featuring the Cat adorns all Dr. Seuss publications and animated films produced after Cat in the Hat.
Seuss wrote the book because he felt that there should be more entertaining and fun material for beginning readers. From a literary point of view, the book is a feat of skill, since it simultaneously maintains a strict triple meter, keeps to a tiny vocabulary, and tells an entertaining tale. Triple metre (or triple meter, also known as triple time) is a musical metre characterized by a primary division of 3 beats to the bar usually The vocabulary of a person is defined either as the set of all Words that are understood by that person or the set of all words likely to be used by that person when constructing Literary critics occasionally write recreational essays about the work, having fun with issues such as the absence of the mother and the psychological or symbolic characterizations of Cat, Things, and Fish. Literary criticism is the study discussion evaluation and interpretation of Literature. This book is written in a style common to Dr. Seuss, anapestic tetrameter (see Dr. Seuss's meters). Anapestic tetrameter is a poetic meter that has four anapestic metrical feet per line Theodor Seuss Geisel (ˈsɔɪs ˈɡaɪzəl March 2 1904 – September 24 1991 was an American Writer and Cartoonist, better known by his pen name
Though many believe the cat in the hat to be a fun carefree story about quite literally a cat in a hat, this is not true. The book actually tells of the author, Thodore Suess Geisel, and of his struggle to survive during the drug wars he took part in during his childhood in the slums of Brooklyn. Suess was once a poverty sticken pedaphile but went to rehab and decided that in order to appease his love of children, he would have to start writing childrens books. And thus was born Dr. Seuss and the Cat in the Hat.
The Cat in the Hat has also been translated into Latin with the title Cattus Petasatus and into Yiddish with the title "di Kats der Payats". Latin ( lingua Latīna, laˈtiːna is an Italic language, historically spoken in Latium and Ancient Rome. Yiddish (yi [[wiktייִדיש ייִדיש]] yidish or yi [[wiktאידיש אידיש]] idish, literally "Jewish" is a nonterritorial High
The story is 1626 words in length and uses a vocabulary of only 223 distinct words, of which 54 occur exactly once and 33 twice. Only a single word – another – has three syllables, while 14 have two and the remaining 221 are monosyllabic. The longest words are something and playthings.
The Cat in the Hat has gone on to sell 7. 2 million copies in the United States alone (up to 2000), making it the 9th best-selling hardcover children's book of all time. This page provides lists of best-selling single-volume books book series authors, and children's books to date and in any language
The Cat in the Hat made a return appearance in this 1958 sequel. Year 1958 ( MCMLVIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. A sequel is a work in Literature, Film, or other media that portrays events following those of a previous work On this occasion, he leaves Thing One and Thing Two at home, but does bring along Little Cat A, nested inside his hat. A hat is a headcovering It may be worn for protection against the elements for religious reasons for safety or as a Fashion accessory. Little Cat A doffs his hat to reveal Little Cat B, who in turn reveals C, and so on down to the microscopic Little Cat Z, who turns out to be the key to the plot. The crisis involves a pink bathtub ring and other pink residue left by the Cat; Little Cat Z takes his hat off, which sucks the ring into his hat (and the other Little Cats back into the Cat in the Hat's hat).
The book ends in a burst of flamboyant versification, with the full list of little cats arranged into a metrically-perfect rhymed quatrain. A quatrain is a Poem, or a Stanza within a poem that consists always of four lines It teaches the reader the alphabet.
Little Cats A, B and C were also characters in the 1996 TV series The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss. The Wubbulous World of Dr Seuss is a Live-action / Puppet Television series based on characters created by Dr
The Cat in The Hat Comes Back was part of the Beginner Book Video series along with There's a Wocket in My Pocket! and Fox in Socks. Theodor Seuss Geisel (ˈsɔɪs ˈɡaɪzəl March 2 1904 – September 24 1991 was an American Writer and Cartoonist, better known by his pen name Fox in Socks is a children's book by Dr Seuss, first published in 1965
Adrian Edmondson narrated both Cat in the Hat stories for a HarperCollins audiobook that also includes Fox in Socks and Green Eggs and Ham. Adrian Charles "Ade" Edmondson (born 24 January 1957 is an English Actor, Comedian, director and Writer Fox in Socks is a children's book by Dr Seuss, first published in 1965 Green Eggs and Ham is a best-selling and critically acclaimed book by Dr
The Cat in the Hat was published by Random House. However because of its success, an independent publishing company was formed, called Beginner Books. DGeisel was the president and editor. Beginner Books was chartered as a series of books oriented toward various stages of early reading development. (From 1957 to 1960, Random House was the distributor of Beginner Books. In 1960, Random House purchased Beginner Books, and it became a division of Random House. ) The second book in the series was nearly as popular, The Cat in the Hat Comes Back, published in 1958.
Springing from this series of beginning readers were such standards as A Fly Went By (1958), Sam and the Firefly (1958), Green Eggs and Ham (1960), Go, Dog. Go! (1961), Hop on Pop (1963), and Fox in Socks (1965), each a monument in the picturebook industry, and also significant in the historical development of early readers. Sam and the Firefly is a Children's book by P D Eastman written in 1958 Go Dog Go! is a classic children's book written by P D Eastman The book introduces concepts such as color and relative position with simple language and humor Theodor Seuss Geisel (ˈsɔɪs ˈɡaɪzəl March 2 1904 – September 24 1991 was an American Writer and Cartoonist, better known by his pen name All are still in print and remain very popular over forty years after their initial publication.
Creators in the Beginner Book series were such luminaries as Jan & Stan Berenstain, P. D. Eastman, Roy McKie, and Helen Palmer (Mr. Geisel’s wife). The Beginner Books dominated the children’s picturebook market of the 1960’s, and still plays a significant role today within the phases of students’ reading development. The early success of Beginner Books, both from a commercial and learn-to-read perspective, initiated the blurring between educational and entertainment books. 
Starting in 1998, Random House has been releasing books in a book series titled "The Cat in the Hat's Learning Library. " In each book, the Cat in the Hat, along with Thing 1 and Thing 2, shows up and teaches Dick (the boy's name in The Cat in the Hat was not revealed, but the 1971 animated special suggested it was Conrad) and Sally the many things the book's topic covers. There are even side notes that are narrated by Thing 1 and Thing 2. In the book Clam-I-Am, the Cat in the Hat takes a break, and Dick and Sally's beloved pet, Norval the Fish, along with the Cat in the Hat and the Things, teaches the children about life at the beach.
At the end of each book, after the Cat in the Hat's teaching is done, there is a glossary on some of the words used, an index, and a list of suggested books, from other publishers, that cover the topic each book covered.
While the illustrators leave the original outfits of Dick and Sally intact, they've made changes to Thing 1 and Thing 2. In the original "The Cat in the Hat" book and the special, Thing 1 and Thing 2 had plain white skin and blue hair and wore red sleepers. In "The Cat in the Hat's Learning Library," the illustrators have changed the Things' appearance so that they have pink skin and yellow hair and wear blue sleepers.
See list of The Cat in the Hat's Learning Library books
Seussical the Musical is a musical that combines different Dr. The Cat in the Hat was a 1971 American animated musical television special based on the 1957 Dr Dr Seuss' The Cat in the Hat is a 2003 Live-action Film, based on the 1957 book, produced by Universal Studios, Seussical is a musical based on the books of Dr Seuss that debuted on Broadway in 2000. Seuss stories together. The Cat In The Hat plays the narrator, as well as a few minor characters.
Living Books has created an educational CD game of the story, guided by animated characters. Software MacKiev brought this electronic version of the book to the Mac OS X. Software MacKiev is a company specialized in Macintosh software development and publishing
A ride was built based upon the book in Seuss Landing in Islands of Adventure in 1999. Universal's Islands of Adventure is a Theme park located in Orlando, Florida. Universal's Islands of Adventure is a Theme park located in Orlando, Florida.
In the 110th Congress, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid compared the impasse over a bill to reform immigration with the mess created by the Cat in The Cat in the Hat. Harry Mason Reid (born December 2 1939 is the senior United States Senator from Nevada and a member of the Democratic Party, as well as He read lines of the book from the Senate floor, quoting "'That is good,' said the fish. 'He's gone away, yes. But your mother will come. She will find this big mess. '" He then carried forward his analogy hoping the impasse would be straightened out for "If you go back and read Dr. Seuss, the cat manages to clean up the mess. " Reid's hopes did not come about for as one analyst put it "the Cat in the Hat did not have to contend with cloture. In Parliamentary procedure, cloture (ˈkloʊtʃɝ KLO-cher (also called closure, and sometimes a guillotine) is a motion or process aimed at "
In the Tom Clancy film Patriot Games (1992), Jack Ryan visits his daughter, Sally, in her hospital room and reads to her from The Cat in the Hat, which features a character named Sally: "I sat there with Sally. Thomas Leo Clancy Jr (born April 12 1947) is an American author best known for his technically detailed espionage and Military science storylines Patriot Games is a 1992 film based on the novel of the same name by Tom Clancy. Jack Ryan may refer to Jack Ryan (Tom Clancy, a fictional character in a series of novels by Tom Clancy Jack Ryan (Senate candidate (born " Later, he is reading it by himself in the hospital cafeteria, when Provisional Irish Republican Army (PIRA) leader Paddy O'Neill walks in with a gift for Ryan. The Provisional Irish Republican Army (Óglaigh na hÉireann ( IRA; also referred to as the PIRA, the Provos, or by some of its supporters as the
All were published by Random House. Random House Inc is the world's largest English-language general trade book publisher The original edition was a joint publication with Houghton Mifflin. Houghton Mifflin Company is a leading educational Publisher in the United States.
The first edition was published in 1957, prior to the establishment of ISBNs. The first edition can be identified by the '200/200' in the top right corner of the front dust jacket flap, signifying the $2. 00 selling price. The Cat In The Hat sold for $2. 00 for the first year of publication, then was reduced to $1. 95 with the establishment of Beginner Books in 1958.
According to the Children's Picturebook Price Guide, 2006-2007 edition, The first edition Cat In The Hat has an estimated market value of $4000.