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The one and only Cat in the Hat from the iconic Dr. Seuss gets a brand new look, introducing his roller-coaster ride of mayhem to a new generation of readers.
When Sally and her brother are left alone, they think they're in for a dull day - until the Cat in the Hat steps in on the mat, bringing with him mayhem and madness! This is the classic book that every child should have the joy of reading.
The perfect book for early readers, the new style brings a worldwide favourite to a whole new generation.

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20th July '16
I read it to Ellielebugjnr aged 11 months aged 0
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5 stars
What a fab lovely fun book. Its a large sturdy paper back book. Brilliant dr Seuss's cat in the hat. The first page is full of fun facts about dr Seuss. I didn't know that each book is less than 250 words, makes for easy reading for little ones. This book is a making reading fun book, and it does do that . Large font, simple text, short sentences. Great classic hat in the hat cartoon illustrations. Nice rhyming short fun story.its a cold wet day with the children inside. And bump the cat in the hat appears and fun occurs with thing one and thing two. But at least cat in the hat gets his mobile and clears up all the mess and toys before mum is home. Its a lovely full of inflation and fun. I've read this in three parts to my daughter and she clapped her hands and loved all the voices and all the excitement. Its one that will grow with her and she will get more from each year. I think every home shoukd have a cat in the hat book. Perfect for learning reading fun.
31st October '16
I read it to Amelie aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
What a wonderful book.  This was our first Dr Seuss book and it's so much fun.  The illustrations are great fun and the characters are wonderful and enchanting.  The Cat in the Hat was full of humour for my daughter, with mischief and adventure.  We love the creative spin of the cleaning car and the cheekiness of the different characters.
A great book for my newly eating daughter to start sounding out too.
22nd July '16
I read it to Maxwell12 aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
This is a fantastic book.
I got this for my 4 year old and he is amazed by the characters. He adores the story and with it being a fairly long book - 64 pages, we found that we read this book over the course of a week.
My little boy loved following the pictures and the storyline was fun for him to follow. 
This book is from the new range of  Dr. Seuss however this book is still as good as the old range of  Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat books.
A must buy from any little book lover!
5th September '16
I read it to EmmaP aged 6 aged 6
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5 stars
Great fun read, good also for children starting school who need to familiarise themselves with the same sound word families.
2nd August '16
I read it to Monty and Maisie aged 4 to 4
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5 stars
I was excired to read this to my twins as although I know it is a classic I had never read it either! Well I can see why its a classic, it is brilliant, from the opening lines we were enthralled, and I love the idea it was written using just 250 different words - shows what you can do with words! My children have asked for it againa dn again, and I have statred calling them Thing 1 and Thing 2 when they are making a mess too! Would recommend to anyone and everyone. 
19th August '16
I read it to HarMooMoo aged 2 aged 2 & to Drake aged 6 aged 6
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5 stars
This is a beautifully illustrated large print cop of the Dr Seuss Classic.
I read this to H and she loved the rhyming words and the bright pictures in the book. At age 3 she was able to follow the text and understand the story and she really enjoyed it.

D aged 6 read it by himself - again the large font, spacing and pictures meant he was able to read and enjoy it himself (with just a few words needing to be spelled out)

A really fun and enjoyable book for both kids and one that I enjoy reading to/with them
2nd August '16
edenolivia read it themselves aged 6 aged 6
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5 stars
my little girl enjoyed this book so much.the front cover was so appealing and as soon as it came she packed it in her suitcase for our holidays,she read it travelling on holiday and when we were there she read it over and over and could not put it down.the writing is large enough for her to read perfectly and some pics inside to make the book so much more funny to read too.i have to say this is such a fun book and has been enjoyed over and over by my daughter and very well recommended to anyone wanting to buy this fab book 
23rd May '17
I read it to FreyasBooks aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
I was so excited to buy this book for my daughter as I loved it as a child. One cannot go wrong with Dr. Seuss books, they so much fun to read! 
11th August '16
I read it to emilierose aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
My Granddaughter was so excited to see "The Cat In The Hat" arrive through the letter box, she has been watching the DVD solid for a few months now and knows the story off by heart.
Her favourite part of the book is all the images, she just loves looking at the pages and because she has watched the DVD so many times she knows what the pictures are telling her.
The book is a great addition to the DVD and it's one book she carries round with her all the time.
She loves all the characters and thinks they are so funny.
11th August '16
I read it to JackAttack aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
A fun book full of bright pictures and a lovely rhyming story. My 4 year old son loved how the story flowed like a sing song and the characters thing one and thing two. At 64 pages long it's longer than most bedtime stories but once you have the rhythm of the tale I found it was soothing and my little one had drifted off by the end. 
2nd November '16
MunchkinMegan read it themselves aged 8 aged 8
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5 stars
I'm 8 years old and i first read The Cat in The Hat when i was 3, i fell in love with it then and love it even more today!! It is one of the most fun books to read aloud and if you do it just right it comes out lyrical and fast paced just like The Cat in The Hat!!

Such a fun book to read alone or aloud to others. 
25th April '17
I read it to Malakhi aged 4 aged 4 & to Jakobi aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
This is such a wonderful book, and the illustrations are fabulous
The story is fun and the characters are wonderful, especially the fish.  
The Cat in the Hat is full of humour, mischief and adventure.
16th July '16
I read it to R Room aged 5 to 11
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5 stars
A brilliant book to read to children. Fun characters and great illustrations. Children love the rhyming too. 
16th July '16
Suzanne read it themselves aged 7 aged 7
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5 stars
We were very excited about winning this book. Since I came to UK I've heard about Dr Seuss's books only positive reviews. I always had the feeling that everyone knows him (not matter how old they were!). I love classic books that can be explored through the decades.
The story described two children who were bored at home on a rainy day. Suddenly they had unexpected guest: a cat in a hat.
The cat tried to entertain them but his games and tricks were dangerous and messy. What will happen when the children's mum comes home and sees all the mess the cat's left behind? We really liked a small fish in the tank who said to kids that they should be careful about who they let into the house
The book itself is great fun to read -  full of easy rhymes and hilarious situations. It can work as a great introduction for early readers. The illustrations are wonderful - simple and realistic.The book teaches kids to be careful, not to make a mess.
I like the A4 format of the book!
I think we will check other publications of this author.
26th January '17
I read it to Hermione aged 7 aged 7 , to Skye aged 4 aged 4 & to Rocky aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
Love this book! Have enjoyed it with all three of my children from when they were babies and they still enjoy reading it now!

The language in the book is so lovely and playful, and the story line is very humorous and madcap. This can be read to a child but also is a great early reader. 
13th October '17
I read it to carlymoore aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
Carly adored this book as did I It was one of my faves as a child growing up she was so excited brilliant 5* all the way the look on her face after reading it was priceless
18th January '18
I read it to RC13 aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
My daughter asks for this time and time again- she loves all the mischief the cat causes on a rainy day. She especially likes the part where he sorts everything out before mother gets home- I think because she would like this to happen in real life! A great story about the adventures you can get up to whilst stuck inside on a rainy day.
2nd May '18
I read it to RCHogan aged 4 aged 4 & to AIHogan aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
Dr Seuss is one of my son’s favourite authors. He was gifted the box-set for Christmas and we keep visiting and re-visiting it’s marvellous volumes.

The Cat in the Hat is an absolute classic; it tells the story of a cat who turns up at the house of 2 bored children one rainy day. Their Mother is our - and despite the repeat protests of their pet fish - proceeds to entertain them with several tricks, to the detriment of the poor house itself. Luckily, all is put right before their Mother appears back home! 

The text combines bouncy tempo and fabulous word play to create a rhythmic, rhyming tale which is a joy to read! He sits and listen to the entire story every time, never becoming bored or fidgety and nearly always requests a re-read! 

The illustrations are bright, engaging and fun. They capture my children’s attention, especially my 2-year old. The pair of them get the giggles with this book - they take so much pleasure in an enormous naughty cat outwitting poor Mum!

This is always a winner for us; if you haven’t tried it yet, it’s a must.
4th November '16
I read it to Ragdollkhanbaby aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
Dr Seuss books are as crazy as they are brilliant. The most random story about 2 bored children home alone and the antics of a cat in a hat trying to entertain them, great rhyming in the normal style of Dr Seuss, fab for phonics and the illustrations are superb, highly recommended.
1st March '18
I read it to mrbear aged 7 aged 7 & to mrfox aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
A fun read, with great rhymes. My 7 old likes trying to read it by himself.
9th July '16
Samsterthehamster read it themselves aged 7 aged 7
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5 stars
One of our favourite books it keeps you riveted with fast pace and lively characters.  Thing 1 and thing 2 are our favourites.  We live the way the house becomes a mess and the cleaned up as if by magic.  Brilliantly written.
31st July '16
I read it to Daisy aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
The book is about two children who are bored and just can't  find anything to do. 
Sally and her brother are home alone, their mother is out.  The weather is awful. They hear a knock at the door... a cat.. wearing a hat he claims he can cure their boredom and starts to perform a number of peculiar tricks. 
He has two friends accompany him thing 1 and 2. 
The book has a rhyming theme throughout and is a little bit silly but produced lots of laughs from my daughter. 
18th October '16
I read it to LiamCS aged 7 aged 7 & to PoppyEC aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
A timeless classic. A fun, informative and truly original book which has always been a family favourite of ours. You WILL enjoy this book (as will your children!). A must in anyone's collection.
19th July '16
Alessio read it themselves aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
We were lucky enough to win this in a giveaway and I honestly couldn't wait for bed time. Even in today's blistering heat this had them howling. It's the rhyming that makes this so brilliant. More rhyming books needed publishers! Would love to hear any further recommendations. 
1st August '16
I read it to Eay11 aged 4 aged 4 & to Aay13 aged 2 aged 2
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4 stars
This is a wonderful rhyming book about a mischievous cat who visits 2 children while they're home along one day. He creates all sorts of chaos! The story flows quickly and made us all laugh. We really enjoy it, and it's a regular bedtime favourite! 
22nd July '18
I read it to aiwilford aged 6 aged 6 & to mrwilford aged 4 aged 4
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4 stars
Two kids are home alone wondering what to do when The Cat in the Hat turns up. He causes all sorts of mischief and mess. Then the kids see their mum coming home and they need to tidy up quick otherwise they would be in trouble. I love the Dr Seuss books and this is another good one. It's just not mfine or my kids favourite.
17th October '18
Super girl read it themselves aged 6 aged 6
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4 stars
I enjoy reading Dr Seuss books. The words are fun, and sometimes quite tricky to say out loud. This is a funny book.  
11th August '16
I read it to SophieKelly aged 3 aged 3
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4 stars
Two children sit bored at home, watching the rain out of the window, while their mum is away..... and the Cat in the Hat arrives to entertain them and shakes things up.... thankfully all is cleared up and he leaves before mum gets home! The Dr Seuss books are really popular with my American friends, but hadn't been part of my own childhood reading. The style initially seems quite "out-there" but once you've got used to made up words and the repetition - it becomes more enjoyable to perform for a young listener.. and I can see how it supports children who are learning to read.  I bought it in anticipation of going to see the touring Theatre production of the book - which also helped us get into Dr Seuss mode more.
1st May '17
I read it myself (an adult)
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4 stars
My kids love this book... The fact that it rhymes and is silly just appeals to their nature. It's very well written and good fun.
16th February '18
I read it to FJGW aged 6 aged 6
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3 stars
I love Dr Seuss generally, and have read them to my son since he was very young (he reads them himself now). I do find that some are better than others, and this one falls short of the mark somewhat in my opinion. The story tells of a cat in a hat that arrives at the home of some children once their parents have gone out - I think it is this element of the story that makes me slightly uncomfortable as I don't want my child to believe that letting a stranger into the house is a good idea. The Cat and it's two sidekicks go on to destroy the house - and then tidy it up again, and then at the end it is suggested that the children keep this a secret from their parents, another thing I'm not overly comfortable with.
30th August '18
Zachy read it themselves aged 1 aged 1
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2 stars
Not a fan of nonsense stories. Prefer a real storyline.
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Dr. Seuss is a world-renowned author, poet and illustrator. Born in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA, he wrote 46 children’s books, which have sold over 600 million copies worldwide and been translated into more than 20 languages.

He studied at Dartmouth College in the USA, before going to Oxford University, where he dropped out...

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