The Cat in the Hat
by Dr. Seuss
The Cat in the Hat Rules and Order Quotes
How we cite our quotes: (Line)
"A lot of good tricks.
I will show them to you.
Will not mind at all if I do." (38-41)
Pretty tricky, Cat. He asks the kids to break their mother's rules while telling them that she won't mind. No wonder they're confused. This can also be kind of scary; after all, it's usually a warning sign if someone asks a child to do something they know their parent would disagree with. Here's your chance to have a conversation about it.
"He should not be here.
He should not be about.
He should not be here
When your mother is out!" (50-53)
The kids aren't quite sure what their mother's rules are for a situation like this—a giant cat has never come into their home before. But the fish is sure. As a character, he's responsible for articulating the voice of the absent adult. Way to keep things in line, fish.