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The Cat in the Hat

The Cat in the Hat

by Dr. Seuss
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The Cat in the Hat Theme of The Home

Home is where the Cat is, and this home will never be the same after a visit from Seuss's infamous feline. The Cat in the Hat is a fun book—no doubt—but thinking about the concept of home brings up some pretty serious stuff. How should kids act when their parents are away? How much of their private lives should kids share with adults, and vice versa? And what's the deal with feline home invaders? If you want to take this book to the next level, the notion of the home gives you a nice way in.

Questions and Answers

Questions the little ones might ask and how you might respond

Q: Why doesn't the Cat tell the kids to go play outside in the rain?
A: They don't have their raincoats and wellies ready. The Cat doesn't want them to catch a cold, just to have fun.

Q: Why don't we have a machine like that to clean up messes?
A: We do. It's called DJ Roomba.

Q: What would you do if your mother asked you?
A: I'd tell her the truth. Honesty is the best policy.

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