This time my six year old daughter did not want anything to do with princesses or fables.. so she went for “the cat in the hat”. I had read mixed reviews about Dr Seuss books. One even said she hates his books because the English is bad. I was a bit hesitant to let her choose this book, at the same time I did not want to curb her interest and force her to read something that I choose. Don’t you feel she should be given the freedom to make her own choices, at least to judge if it is good or not? So I promised, I will let her read this and see what she feels about it.
Strangely, she found it easier to read as small rhyming words were used to construct a sentence. She fell in love with the illustrations. It was relevant, simple and more like a doodle than a perfectly sketched drawing. This book had more than twenty pages but she loved the way it was written. It had a wacky plot, funny exclamations and a seamless flow to it.
This book will suit both boys and girls (since some mentioned his/her son or even daughter did not like pinkalicious) if you are looking at introducing Dr Seuss books , pls go ahead. This can never go wrong. In this, the cat in the hat says what all and how all it can read in a funny way. The kids get to identify and enjoy those rhyming words. They also get to learn new words and understand indirect/hidden messages. If your child is 4 and below, I suggest you wait for an year or so.Here is one small excerpt which I loved
Here is one more,