The cat in the hat - Dr Seuss
I will admit that although this is obviously a well known book I have never actually, to my knowledge, read it - until this week when I took it out of the library for M.
I will admit that the cat is, in my view, a very creepy cat and looks anything but a cat so for me this is a bit of an odd thing to have in a children's book but taking the picture of the Cat in the Hat aside the book isa fun read.
I love the rhythm if this book which means that although it is much longer than most of the books we read to M the book is read pretty quickly.
The rhyming is creative and reads so well and I did put it down at the end knowing that I will read this one again to M before we return her books to the library in the next week or two.
I don't think I am overly fond of the story though - the cat is mischievous and gets into all sorts of trouble despite being asked not to so he is not perhaps the best role model for youngsters. I guess not all books have to be about good role models and so I presume older kids will enjoy the naughtiness of the cat. Also the mum has left her two kids at home alone? Maybe I am thinking too deeply into this!
It is a book I can see being read over the years and I would probably add this to M's library as I just love rhyming books so this would be ideal despite the less than perfect storyline (yep I have turned into my mother even considering the issues of the plot lol).