What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that the Cat and his 26 hyperkinetic sidekicks whip up a carnival of ecstatic misbehavior in this wonderful sequel. Frisky rhyming text matches hilarious cartoons in which characters gallop, careen, and zoom around the pages.
What's the story?
Sally and her brother aren't exactly thrilled when the Cat in the Hat shows up for a second visit. The genial feline creates an appalling mess wherever he goes--and this time he's got 26 little clones in tow to help him wreak havoc. As terrific as the prequel--though readers may miss the schoolmarmish goldfish and the blue-haired Things.
Is it any good?
The Cat in the Hat is always walking (or cross-country skiing) uninvited into people's homes, creating messes that are 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.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about what makes the Cat such an appealing character. What do you like about the Cat in the Hat? Do you think the things he does are funny?