by Year 5

books we like

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Cat in the Hat


The Cat in the Hat is a famous book by Doctor Seuss. You probably know it: the children are sitting inside on a rainy day and can't think of anything to do. Suddenly a strange cat appears at the door: the Cat in the Hat. He starts causing all sorts of chaos. Then he invites his two friends, Thing One and Thing Two into the house, and they cause even more chaos.

I used to not like the book when I was a child: I found that cat a bit creepy. But I like it now.

Doctor Seuss made a cartoon version of the book, which is a lot of fun. You can see it on YouTube. It sticks fairly closely to the book, but adds in some great songs.

But a feature film was made of the book too, in 2003. I think they did quite a good job of changing a very short book into an 82 minute film. Mike Myers, the actor who plays the Cat in the Hat has got a very flexible face and is great at acting as crazily as the cat does.


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