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.
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.
Dr. 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 com