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The Cat in the Hat Poor Sally and her brother 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 readBook Details Format Hardcover Publication Date 3121957 Pages 72 Reading Level Age 3 and Up HOW COULD I HAVE FORGOTTEN THIS BOOK Just had the pleasure of reading it to my friends 4 year old daughter over the weekend at a birthday BB the smile on her face MAGIC This kids' book is in my opinion a nightmare uality horror story Why you ask? What's scary about a funny looking cat? shudder Well what's so scary about these cute things? Well there actually is nothing scary about that last one That still doesn't make it any less of a nightmare Sometimes I have nightmares where everything goes wrong but I am helpless to do anything about it What's worse the voice of reason is gone Well that pretty much sums up the plot of this book As a horror story it gets solid 3 stars uick somebody call Stephen KingTwo kids are left alone on a dreary rainy day which by the way is a perfect setting for a horror story Sidenote I am not that outraged with the mother leaving the kids unsupervised In Eastern Europe parents do it all the time And we survived Suddenly a stranger barges in and insists that the kids join him in his games cue ominous music here And he refuses to leave Yeah if this creature barged into my house I'd be curled up in a ball in a corner wailing and wetting myselfThe sentient fish who appears to supervise the kids and is the sole voice of sanity here sensibly protests He should not be here He should not be about He should not be here When your mother is out and immediately gets physically threatened and abused Terrified it demands the abuse to stop This is no fun at all Put me down I do NOT wish to fall and narrowly avoids death Hilarious right? Not to mention that for a fish seeing a cat is like you answering the doorbell just to greet a Grim Reaper Next the terrifying delinuent Cat unleashes Things perfect name for horror creatures who wreck havoc on the house Then the Cat cleans up and vanishes Basically there is zero evidence left of this horrific intrusion even if the kids tried to tell But likely the poor little victims will keep uiet And who knows what will happen the next time the Cat shows up knowing there are no conseuences shudder ominous music Nataliya keeps her light on at night to avoid nightmares Should we tell her The things that went on there that day? YES YOU SHOULD KIDS ALWAYS PLEASE DO TELL YOUR PARENTS Ok enough about the story 1 star rating for lazy writing and lazy rhyming Apparently the author spent months coming up with a long poem that is almost fully monosyllabic Here is the issue If children are old enough to read this long poem by themselves they should be able to read than a syllable at a time I know I did Let's not be condescending to kids they are capable of a lot if we give them the benefit of the doubtNow rhyming I guess you run out of words uickly if you are limited to single syllables but still need to maintain the poetry rhythm Still it's not a justification for pathetic excuse of lines that go Cold cold wet day Sit Sit Sit Sit We sat there we two The sun is not sunny Fun that is funny So so so That is just lazy Just because the story is for kids does not mean it's okay for the writing to be subpar The story has enough exclamation points to drive you mad And then something went BUMP How that bump made us jump We looked Then we saw him step in on the mat We looked And we saw him The Cat in the Hat To uote and take slightly out of context the great Terry Pratchett Multiple exclamation marks are a sure sign of a diseased mind Yeah Not a fan of this one Maybe it's because I am a few decades past the target audience Maybe it's because the book scares the bejeezus out of me 2 stars total for the horror potential which is higher than my initial 1 star rating so yay? Sorry kids I like that at the end of this book when the mother comes home and the text reads Should we tell her about it? Now what SHOULD we do? Well What would YOU do If your mother asked YOU?My daughter always looks up at me and says I would tell you But I don't believe her I think it's uite possible that the Cat in the Hat has already been here and she's just telling me what I want to hear Without a doubt one of the signature Seuss' books THE SCHRODINGER'S CAT IS OUT OF THE HAT He should not be here He should not be about He should not be here When your mother is out It was a tale hard to rateand I imagine how shocked must be for many of you when you notice my 3 stars' rateThree stars? For The Cat in the Hat? The very tale that it’s an emblem about Dr Seuss’ work?Well before calling the Zooks and Yooks to begin a war against me let me explain my personal struggles with the taleWhile I like to think that I still have a young heart I can’t deny that I am an adult and sometimes my adult mode entered in high alert and suspicionwe have a stranger adult person yes I know he’s a cat but work with me who breaks into a private house without permission and offering to children to play with his “things” and while he cleans his mess most likely erasing any evidence to be used by the police you are left uncertain if the kids will tell their mother about the whole incident inciting to lie to parentsI don’t know you but I found this uite creepy and I’d be worried if that dang cat would be left alone with my childrenYes I know it’s Dr Seuss’ charming world of tales and The Cat in the Hat would never harm a kid but you wouldn’t know that if this would happen in our messy world so I am left worrying about what kind of message can get kids out from this taleTrust in strangers with funny hats and don’t tell truth to your parents?Again it’s Dr Seuss and I am sure that he didn’t want to give that message but since The Cat in the Hat became such popular character loved by many I wonder what was the expected role of this feline one when the story just got outBut just in case my personal clear message is Kids Stay in school don’t do drugs and don’t let strangers in your houses much less if you’re alone and don’t get up in their cars neither I can’t get clear than that GeezA relevant fact is that Dr Seuss wrote this book as his first one to help kids to learn how to read using only 223 words from the basic vocabulary used by children in the First Grade of Primary SchoolYes I know I was unfair with this tale but I couldn’t deny my adult worries while reading itBy the way the fish is an unsung hero

  • Hardcover
  • 61 pages
  • The Cat in the Hat
  • Dr. Seuss
  • English
  • 15 July 2016
  • 9780394800011

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