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The Cat in the Hat

21 November, 2003
The Cat in the Hat

The Cat in the Hat is a 1957 children's book written and illustrated by the American author Theodor Geisel, using the pen name Dr. Seuss. The story centers on a tall anthropomorphic cat who wears a red and white-striped hat and a red bow tie. The Cat shows up at the house of Sally and her brother one rainy day when their mother is away. Despite the repeated objections of the children's fish, the Cat shows the children a few of his tricks in an attempt to entertain them. In the process, he and his companions, Thing One and Thing Two, wreck the house. As the children and the fish become more alarmed, the Cat produces a machine that he uses to clean everything up and disappears just before the children's mother comes home. Geisel created the book in response to a debate in the United States about literacy in early childhood and the ineffectiveness of traditional primers such as those featuring Dick and Jane.

Author Dr. Seuss
Publisher Random House, Houghton Mifflin
Preceded by If I Ran the Circus
Followed by How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Cat in the Hat Comes Back (plot wise)

About The Cat in the Hat

Based on the Dr. Seuss book of the same name about a whimsical cat who spices up the lives of two bored children.

Achievement of The Cat in the Hat

Tim Allen was originally cast as the Cat in the Hat however the role later went to Mike Myers. The movie is the directorial debut of Bo Welch. 

Top Facts You Did Not Know About The Cat in the Hat

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Latest information about The Cat in the Hat updated on July 28 2021.