There are some actors and actresses who need no introduction: Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, and Dustin Hoffman are three actors who are immediately recognizable no matter what role they play. The same holds true for some childrens books – there are some that you will instantly recognize that need absolutely no introduction, and one of those books is the amazingly wonderful and always talked about: The Cat in the Hat.
The Cat in the Hat is a story about two young children who are forced to stay home one wet, rainy day. Their mother goes out and tells them that they must stay inside. They, of course, get bored rather quickly. Until, that is, a mysterious cat wearing a very large hat comes to play. He shows the children that there is much fun that can be had, and that “we can have lots of good fun that is funny”, even though it’s raining outside.
The cat’s fun, however, soon turns into disaster, as the house becomes destroyed and a fish is forced to tell the children, and the cat, what they’re doing wrong, becoming the morality in the story. The Cat in the Hat is a story not only about having fun inside, but about learning how to have fun that isn’t destructive, and about how to clean up things once you’ve destroyed them. Any Seuss library would be incomplete without The Cat in the Hat in its collection in literary form, as it’s a great bedtime story to read over, and over, and over again!