Limit this search to....

The Cat in the Hat
Contributor(s): Seuss, Dr.
ISBN: 039480001X     ISBN-13: 9780394800011
Publisher: Random House Childrens Books
    OUR PRICE: $9.00  
Product Type: Hardcover - Other Formats
Published: June 1957
Annotation: Illus. in color. The Cat in the Hat came to play one rainy, nothing-to-do afternoon. His hilarious antics are "recommended for all libraries."--(starred) "School Library Journal.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Stories in rhyme.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Cats
- Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: BL 99988853
Lexile Measure: 260
Academic/Grade Level: Kindergarten, Ages 5-6
Series: Beginner Books
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 9.50" H x 7.00" W x 0.75" (0.60 lbs) 61 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 6107
Reading Level: 2.1   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q01941
Reading Level: 1.2   Interest Level: Grades K-2   Point Value: 2.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
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.
This special 50th anniversary edition showcases a new foiled cover and a birthday card to send to the Cat

Contributor Bio(s): . Seuss was born Theodor Geisel in Springfield, Massachusetts on March 2, 1904. After attending Dartmouth College and Oxford University, he began a career in advertising. His advertising cartoons, featuring Quick, Henry, the Flit!, appeared in several leading American magazines.Dr. Seuss's first children's book, And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street, hit the market in 1937, and the world of children's literature was changed forever!

In 1957, Seuss's The Cat in the Hat became the prototype for one of Random House's best- selling series, Beginner Books. This popular series combined engaging stories with outrageous illustrations and playful sounds to teach basic reading skills. Brilliant, playful, and always respectful of children, Dr. Seuss charmed his way into the consciousness of four generations of youngsters and parents. In the process, he helped kids learn to read. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1984 and three Academy Awards, Seuss was the author and illustrator of 44 children's books, some of which have been made into audiocassettes, animated television specials, and videos for children of all ages. Even after his death in 1991, Dr. Seuss continues to be the best-selling author of children's books in the world.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2007 January #4)
CAT IN THE HAT TURNS 50!In celebration of 50 years of Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat, Random House is releasing a pair of books to commemorate the occasion (see Children's Bookshelf, January 11). The Annotated Cat: Under the Hats of Seuss and His Cats by Philip Nell begins with the catalyst for Seuss's project, the article "Why Can't Johnny Read" in a 1954 Life magazine article. He then offers a brief biography of Theodor Seuss Geisel, before launching into a page-by-page analysis of The Cat in the Hat. Nel's commentary may center on one book, but along the way he offers a broader context of children's book publishing and education in the 1950s. The paper-over-board The Cat in the Hat Party Edition by Dr. Seuss features a glistening metallic blue cover and an opportunity for readers to participate in a campaign for literacy with First Book, as well as Project 236 (so named for the 236 words in the text of Cat), which culminates with the national read-aloud day on March 2, sponsored by the NEA's Read Across America. (Random, $30 192p ages 10-up ISBN 978-0-375-83369-4; Party Ed. $8.99 72p ages 5-8 ISBN 978-0-394-80001-1; Jan.) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.