Parents' Guide to

The Cat in the Hat Comes Back

By Robyn Raymer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

As terrific as the prequel.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 7+

Numa Numa

age 2+

Just as awesome as the first book.

This sequel to a classic book is very imaginative.The Cat in The Hat himself was just as funny as he was in the first book.This book and of course,The Cat in The Hat are the best Dr. Suess books ever,and we all know that.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (4 ):

The Cat in the Hat's always walking (or skiing) uninvited into people's homes, creating messes so far over the top, they're scary -- and the havoc he wreaks in this book is no exception. On top of that, the Cat's cohorts are even more out of control than he is! Despite all his quirks, though, readers like the Cat. Realizing his mistakes, he suffers horrible remorse (for about two seconds). His normally perky tail and whiskers droop, his natty bow tie goes limp, and even his hat sags. After concocting a solution, he's instantly his old care-free, conceited self again, completely forgetting that he caused the problem in the first place. He hasn't changed a bit, and that's what readers will love about this sequel.

Book Details

  • Author: Dr. Seuss
  • Illustrator: Dr. Seuss
  • Genre: For Beginning Readers
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publication date: September 12, 1958
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 4 - 7
  • Number of pages: 61
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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