Cat in the Hat, The

Dr. Seuss
There were two kids, Sally and Sam, whose mother was out. They were having a very dreary day, and then were graced with a surprise visit from a stranger, the Cat. He comes in, assures them their mom won't mind, and makes a very big mess. Before the Cat leaves, he cleans up his mess, and when Sam and Sally's mother returns home, nothing is amiss. The story ends with the question "What would YOU do, if your mother asked YOU?"


Reviewed: 2021-09-18

Very cute Beginner's Book for first time readers. 

Reviewed: 2021-07-22
Reviewed: 2021-04-13
Reviewed: 2021-03-21

First printing copy with creases to jacket: nice 200/200 imprint. Another version I think is a fake with first book married to altered jacket. I have kept it to remind me "caveat emptor".

Facsimile of first printing republished in 1985: identical save "Printed in USA" on back verso of jacket. Also has three leaves versus single fold of true first.

Somewhat worn second printing copy with unproved jacket. Better condition third printing with 195/195 marking but blank spine markings. Matte finish to second printing and three leaves to book of third printing.

Bilingual editions printinted later in 1960s: French condition better with intact 250/250, Spanish more worn and price clipped.

Three "first-fourth" printing copies. Glazed boards with B-1 on jacket spine. Two have 195/195 marking, one price clipped.


Reviewed: 2020-10-18

Such a fun and whimsical story. Of course, the cat in the hat wouldn't make a great babysitter but he would be fun to have around as a friend. Dr.Seuss makes such fun and creative characters. I would recommend it for kids of all ages.

Reviewed: 2020-03-25
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