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Beginning readersYoung readers
3 stars

The Cat in the Hat

AR: 2.1
Lexile: 260
Written and illustrated by
Dr. Seuss
Normal-length Picture Book
Genre: Fantasy Fiction

Original post — Friday, November 25, 2005

Two kids are stuck at home and are visited by a cat in a hat. He causes mischief and mayhem, etc.

I know little people and grown-up people are all going to think I'm crazy, but I just never understood this "Cat in the Hat" thing. I don't really care for this book, and even less for the next book where he comes back. The rhymes are okay but I don't think the cat is a very interesting character. To me, he is what we call in Spanish a "travieso", a trouble-maker. If you like this book, great! I could take it or leave it.

(Last modified:08/24/2007)


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