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The cat in the hat
by Dr. Seuss.
Contributor biographical information
Publisher description
New York : Random House, 2007.
61 p. : col. ill. 24 cm.


A zany but well-meaning cat brings a cheerful, exotic, and exuberant form of chaos to a household of two young children one rainy day while their mother is out.

Best Books:

Children's Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, 2001 ; H.W. Wilson; United States
Children's Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, 2006 ; H.W. Wilson; United States
Not Just for Children Anymore!, 2001 ; Children's Book Council; United States

Awards, Honors, Prizes:

Books I Love Best Yearly (BILBY) Awards, 2007 Shortlist Early Readers Australia
Books I Love Best Yearly (BILBY) Awards, 2012 Winner Early Readers Australia
Kanga Award, 2004 Top 15 Book Year R-2 Australia
Kanga Award, 2005 Top 15 Book Year R-2 Australia

State and Provincial Reading Lists:

3 Apples Book Award, 2010 ; Finalist; New York
3 Apples Book Award, 2011 ; Finalist; New York
3 Apples Book Award, 2012 ; Finalist; New York

Curriculum Tools:

Link to Seussville Website

Reading Measurement Programs:

Accelerated Reader
Interest Level Lower Grade
Book Level 2.1
Accelerated Reader Points 0.5
Accelerated Vocabulary, Recorded Voice Quizzes

Lexile, MetaMetrics, Inc.
Lexile Measure 260

Lexile, MetaMetrics, Inc.
Lexile Measure 260L

Reading Counts-Scholastic
Interest Level K-2
Reading Level 1
Title Point Value 2
Lexile Measure 260

Standards of Learning Information

Project Stars: K-5 Children's Literature and Correlation of the Virginia Standards of Learning, Winter 2002, 1995 ; Kindergarten Objective 1; Virginia-English-Oral Language; Virginia Department of Education


Keri Collins (Children's Literature)
Since 1957, millions of children have loved the story of the mischievous cat in the striped hat who arrives on a cold and rainy day with his now-famous friends Thing 1 and Thing 2. Although Sally and her brother are admonished by their goldfish not to let that cat in the house, they ignore their practical pet--and the world of childrenís books changed forever. Written using only 236 easy-to-read words, author/illustrator Theodor Geisel, who wrote under the pseudonym Dr. Seuss, created this book as a reaction to the 1950s classroom reading materials that were considered uninteresting and thus part of the problem of illiteracy in America. To celebrate The Cat in the Hatís fiftieth birthday and to promote literacy, Random House has created this Party Edition with a snazzy foil cover, birthday logo, and a postcard to mail birthday greetings to the cat himself. For each birthday card received by mail or online, including the official postcard found only in the first printing of the Party Edition or a card created by a child, Random House will donate one book to First Book, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing low-income families with new books. Happy Birthday, Cat in the Hat! 2007, Random House Childrenís Books/Random House, $8.99. Ages 4 to 8.


Stories in rhyme.
Cats Fiction.
LanguageCall NumberLCCNDewey DecimalISBN/ISSN
English (eng) PZ8.3.G276 Cat 2007
2007271288 [E]
9780394800011 (trade)
039480001X (trade)
9780394900018 (lib. bdg.)
0394900014 (lib. bdg.)
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