The Cat in the Hat Comes Back
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The Cat in the Hat Comes Back

3.81 of 5 stars 3.81  ·  rating details  ·  18,763 ratings  ·  281 reviews
The Cat in the Hat returns for more out-of-control fun in this wintry Beginner Book by Dr. Seuss. It’s a snowy day and Dick and Sally are stuck shoveling . . . until the Cat in the Hat arrives to liven things up (to say the least!). Featuring the Cat’s helpers Little Cat A, Little Cat B, and so on, and ending with a gigantic Voom, The Cat in the Hat Comes Back is a riotous...more
Hardcover, 63 pages
Published September 12th 1958 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published 1958)
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Erik Graff
Sep 11, 2011 Erik Graff rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: children and adults who must read to them
Recommended to Erik by: Ms. McGrath
Shelves: art
Not as powerful as the original Cat in the Hat, but with all the inexorable poignancy of a repetition compulsion, The Cat in the Hat Comes Back draws the marrow from the bourgeois skeletons broken by his original foray into suburban America. Is this crisis or has it now become commentary?--or, more insidiously, is it both?

Subliminally compelling. The reason we lost China and Southeast Asia.
Andrew Christou
Summary:

A mother has gone to town for the day, leaving her two children to clear the snow from the front garden. The narrator, an unnamed boy, and his sister Sally are working hard when the Cat In The Hat pops round for a friendly visit. Chaos ensues.

Review:

That mischievous Cat and his Hat!

There’s a reason why the Cat In The Hat has become an icon of children’s literature. This second instalment of the CITH series is a masterpiece. Zany through and through, it is a real joy to read.

A lot of the...more
Steph Lomas
The Cat in the Hat Comes Back tells the story of the mischievous cat who returns to the house of Sally and her brother on a wintery, snowy day. The story begins when Sally’s mother goes to town and gives Sally and her brother the task of shovelling the snow. However, it is not long until the cat in the hat turns up and lets himself into their house. The book explains the journey Sally and her brother go through to remove the trace of the cat in the hat from their house before their mother return...more
Jacob
It's not as memorable as the original Cat in the Hat, but I still had fun reading it. This Seuss sequel features the Cat returning to the same house on a snowy day, annoying the children once again with his fun and playful attitude. As the kids are wanting him out, a pink ring caused by the cat while eating a cake in the bathtub ends up on the tub after exiting. The cat finds a way to get rid of it but it starts to appear on other things as well. The cat has to rely on his other cat friends, who...more
Maura
Apr 07, 2014 Maura rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: abcs
This is the sequel to the book The Cat in the Hat. The story is about a boy and a girl shoveling snow outside, and they have no time to play. The cat comes back because the kids are not having any fun. This time the cat creates mischief and the kids do not want it to happen. The cat messes up the whole house and the kids are very upset because they know their parents would not approve of how the house looked. The kids told the cat that he has to clean up his mess and make the house look perfect....more
Heather
Every child needs to read the Cat in the Hat books. We've read this one many times. As the kids get older and are learning how to read, I have them tackle this book, among many others. The words are easy to sound out and are some of the most common words in the English language. And since they've heard the book so many times already, it's easier for them to read.

Besides, it's fun.
Asif Zamir
This book is the second part of The Cat in the Hat. The crazy cat comes back to Sally and her brother's house to have some more crazy fun. What is in store this time? Sally and Conrad are told to clean up a big pile of snow while their mother is out but the Cat has other plans. He eats a cake in the bathtub and leaves a pink ring. This pink ring is the beginning of all their miseries as he successfully removes it from the tub but it goes somewhere else in the house and this becomes a vicious cyc...more
Tim
Oct 04, 2013 Tim rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: kids
Inevitably, this book will be compared to its predecessor. Yet I am pleased to say that I have always liked this sequel better.
The idea of the story being centered around removing a pink ring in the bathtub is quite fun. Of course Dr. Seuss finds ways to educate the reader about household items in the alphabet in the process.
Ronyell
“The Cat in the Hat Comes Back” is a great sequel to Dr. Seuss’ classic book, “The Cat in the Hat” and this time, the Cat in the Hat is up to no good as he accidentally leaves a large pink cat ring in the bathtub while he was eating cake and taking a bath in the tub, which causes mayhem at the boy and girl’s house when the Cat in the Hat tries to clean off the ring out of the bathtub. “The Cat in the Hat Comes Back” is the perfect sequel to a great children’s book that many children will love fo...more
Anne
This is one of the first Dr.Seuss books I had read to me when I was a child. “The Cat in the Hat Comes Back” is one of my favorite Dr.Seuss books because that troublesome cat returns but this time he makes a mess that the more he tries to clean the worse it becomes. The last book featured Thing 1 and Thing 2, this book however features cats A through Z instead. As the cats A through Z are revealed their size decreases until the smallest cat, Cat Z, is revealed to be so small that he appears to b...more
Jo-anna
I really enjoy Dr. Seuss books so I thought I'd read this one as I haven't read it before. It didn't disappoint. Fantastic rhyme and rhythm like all of the other books I have read.

In this book The Cat in the Hat comes back to Sally and her brother. They are worried about him playing his usual tricks, which he begins with but in the end his, Little Cats A-Z help out and save the day.

I think this book would be good to read to a year 1 class, I think children in reception would enjoy this but at th...more
Sarah Sammis
My all time favorite Dr. Seuss book is One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish Blue Fish. My second favorite is The Cat in the Hat Comes Back. Recently my son discovered the book for himself at the library and thought it was so much fun that he had to read it to me. I love it when he reads to me.

In the Cat in the Hat Comes Back the children are left home to shovel the snow while the mother is out shopping. The Cat in the Hat makes a reappearance and proceeds to make a mess with the building absurdity simil...more
Constance
How one views the cat in the hat depends on how strict your mother is. If your mom is a tight ass who screams when coming upon the tinniest spot on one of her favorite floral gowns then you're a kid who fears the cat in the hat more than Satan himself. If however you have a mother who's laid back and fun then the cat in the hat is your best friend. I read this to my daughter recently, she loved it, just as she loved the first one as well.
Nick
He's back! You forget just how great the Cat in the Hat is until you've spent consecutive sittings with arguably Seuss's greatest creation. In his sequel, the Cat returns to terrorize young Sally and her brother, stuck at home shoveling mounds of snow. Soon, the Cat is up to his usual no-good, making a mess of the kids' tub, mom's dress, curtains, etc. Purchasing this story for my daughter's first Christmas, it brought back many fond memories of snow days from my youth spent reading of the kids'...more
Lavinia
THis story was about the Cat in the Hat and what he did was naughty. He made a big pink cat ring in the tub, and then he wiped it all over Sally and Nick's mother's shirt and then the cat ring wasn't gone, well it was off of the tub but on the shirt. And then he put it on the wall and then he took it off the wall and put it in their dad's shoes, and then he put it on a nice clean rug in the hall and then they put it on the bed but then they couldn't really get it off, so the cat took his hat off...more
Pennystevens
The Cat in the Hat returns on a winter day when two children are given the chore by their mother to shovel snow while she leaves the house.
The cat decides to take a bath, but while doing so, leaves a red ring around the tub, which becomes the most tenacious of "spots" transferring from the tub to a dress, the wall, a rug and more places as the children look on with troubled faces.
To remedy this stain, the cat enlists his helpers Little Cats A, B, C and others to do away with this most stranges...more
Charlotte
Library - this book has picked up in popularity in the last week. Charlotte still has a hard time sitting through the whole thing, so I usually start it half-way through. This was one of the first Seuss books I remember from my childhood, and one of the only Seuss books on the shelf that Saturday morning that Charlotte hadn't already heard, so I thought it was worth giving it a try.

I will admit here that I had a hippie reaction - there is a line about killing spots with pop-guns that Matt and I...more
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The Cat in the Hat returns on a winter day when two children are given the chore by their mother to shovel snow while she leaves the house.

The cat decides to take a bath, but while doing so, leaves a red ring around the tub, which becomes the most tenacious of "spots" transferring from the tub to a dress, the wall, a rug and more places as the children look on with troubled faces.

To remedy this stain, the cat enlists his helpers Little Cats A, B, C and others to do away with this most strangest...more
Michel Butler
The cat in the hat is back, and this time, he's making an even bigger mess! On a snowy day, Sally and her brother are left to shovel snow while their mother runs some errands. While she is away, the infamous cat in the hat returns for some fun. After taking a bath and leaving a pink mess, Sally and her brother watch in horror as the mess grows. Throughout the book, we are introduced to Cats A-Z, each smaller than the first. Eventually, Cat Z is able to undo the mess just in time for the mother t...more
Chris Batchelor
Looking for a whimsical book with tons of rhymes and funny sayings, with a plot line that's totally "off-the-wall"? This book has got everything. I have been always been super-impressed with the Cat in the Hat(and almost all Dr. Seuss book's. I was so impressed with Dr. Seuss, that I one time, typed and printed a copy of each line of the book into a Microsoft Word document that I keep nearby my desk, to remind me of some of his sayings. Much has been said that there is another plot line that onl...more
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Eduard
Read as part of the compilation book The Best of Dr.Seuss

Much to my surprise, I actually liked it more than the original. Maybe it is a peculiar thing to say, as many have accused this book of being repetitive. Well, I found that exact same repetition to be quite funny and cute. The art was again up to par and the illustrations likewise.
Valerie
When the Cat comes back, he's no less trouble than the first time. This time, the kids try to get rid of him from the get-go, but without much luck. He makes a big pink ring in the bathtub which he cleans up by transferring to another surface, and so on and so on until he finally transfers it to the snow outside, turning it all pink. Well, that really freaks the kids out, although personally I wouldn't mind the pink snow so much. Anyway, things work out in the end (note to self: if snow needs wh...more
Emkoshka
This was the right book at the right time for many reasons. I worked at a live show of The Cat in the Hat last weekend, suffering through it though because my own black and white cat went missing on New Year's Eve. I read this last night and this morning, my cat came back! :) Having just read one of Seuss's 'lost' stories, 'The Strange Shirt Spot' the other day, I enjoyed seeing it writ large in this book. And who couldn't love little cats A through Z!
Leftbanker
As far as sequels go I would have to rate this one right up there with The Godfather II. The only problem is that the ending is so abrupt that when I finish I always feel like there must be a few pages missing from my copy of the book although there is a bit of poetic irony that it ends with the letter Z. Once again the cat comes to the house and the S-H-I-T hits the proverbial fan. He trashes their pad like a rock group and calls in the ABC cat cavalry to clean the place up.

The book's best lin...more
jacky
Read this to Natalie this morning. I can't say I enjoyed it. It was long and I only finished it so I could say I'd finally read it. Natalie was interested in the picture of the Cat in the Hat on the end papers, but otherwise didn't listen to the story. Just like the orginal book, I didn't like that the cat causes so much trouble even when the kids protest. There's something sinister about it. And I didn't find the little cats under the hats that were named with letters all that fun either. The C...more
Mary
My son, soon to be 3 years old, asks to read this over and over again - I love when I leave out a word and he chimes in.
Dimitrios
Brilliant. And incredibly fun to read out loud to children.
Brittany Perry
funny and cute but not as good as the first cat in the hat book.
Mathew
Feb 10, 2014 Mathew marked it as to-read
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Theodor Seuss Geisel was born 2 March 1904 in Springfield, MA. He graduated Dartmouth College in 1925, and proceeded on to Oxford University with the intent of acquiring a doctorate in literature. At Oxford he met Helen Palmer, who he wed in 1927. He returned from Europe in 1927, and began working for a magazine called Judge, the leading humor magazine in America at the time, submitting both carto...more
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