The Cat in the Hat Comes Back is a story about a boy who's trying to clean out a spot and shovel the driveway before his mom gets home. Um… bo-ring. Right?
Not at all.
Sure, the book starts off with a pretty snooze-worthy premise, but things get exciting almost right away. That's right: when the Cat in the Hat shows up.
The Cat keeps making things messy by transferring a spot (or stain) from one object to another in the house in an attempt to clean it all up. Along the way, he enlists his merry band of cats (who happen to live in his hat), and we get to see the whole cleaning cavalry at work. In the end, the crew of cats manages to get everything cleaned up—and to get the driveway shoveled, to boot.
Can we get us some cleaning cats for next winter?