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I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!

(The Cat in the Hat)

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  18,180 ratings  ·  587 reviews
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go”. In this delightful book, Dr. Seuss celebrates the joys of reading, encouraging young children to take pride in their budding reading abilities.


With his unique combination of hilarious stories, zany pictures and riotous rhymes, Dr. Seuss has been delighting young children
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Paperback, 48 pages
Published May 6th 2003 by HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks (first published January 1st 1978)
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Jomanah AlOumi
Nov 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
"The more that you read, the more things you will know.
The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."
Heather
Haha, one of my sons claimed he COULD read with his eyes shut (because he read the same book every day for a month) so I got this book and he had to read with his eyes OPEN. Oh, it's so fun being a parent.

Anyway, this is a good book for beginning readers because, like almost all Seuss books, he focuses on the most common words we use. The pictures are fun and the story is silly so little ones like to listen to it as well.

Nadin Adel
Mar 03, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: novel, children
Lovely book for kids to know about reading and how important it is.

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Tukunjil Nayeera
Jul 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
Stephanie Anze
"The more that you read, the more places you'll know. The more that you know, the more places you'll go."

In honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday, I decided to pick a book by him. Regardless of the passage of time, his books are classic and timeless. I am well over the age this book is recommended for but I love it anyways. The message hits home for me. Reading is such a big part of my life and Dr. Seuss' words describe the joy of reading in a most accurate way. While short, the book has whimsy and fun,
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Stacy
Feb 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another goodie by Dr. Seuss. I have not yet mastered that skill-- I would like to see it done though! : )
Cam
Feb 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this book so much that I might purchase this book!!! It has such a powerful message behind it.

“The more that you read
The more things you will know
The more that you learn
The more places you will go!

If you read with your eyes shut
You’re likely to find
The places you’re going are far, far behind! “
Brittany
Sep 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! It is a fun and creative way to get students excited about learning to read. It gives students ideas about many different reading genres. It teaches students that you can be a part of many adventures through reading.
Kathy
Nov 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I did the Cat in the Hat Readathon at a children's party

Fun read
Rachel Manak
Jan 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
Dr. Seuss's "I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!" is a classic Dr. Seuss book. He uses clever rhyme scheme to create a story that will be appealing to both adults and children of all ages. This book in particular uses anaphora by beginning the majority of the sentences with "I can read". As children read this, they begin to gain more confidence with their reading because they can read, and they are repeatedly saying, "I can read!" One my assume that this book is simply about reading with your eyes clo ...more
Maram
Nov 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
"You have to be a speedy reader because there's so, so much to read!"
Samantha Glasser
Nov 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
This was one of the Dr. Seuss books I missed during my own childhood. Now that I've got kids, I got it from the library to read out loud. It is basically a nonsense book which celebrates reading.
Matt Guendel
Oct 12, 2011 rated it it was ok
I read this book because I wanted to read a Dr. Seuss book. It had been years and I wanted to remember why I liked this author so much. I remembered after reading a few of his clever lines but I still gave a low rating on this book. I did this because even though it was entertaining, there are so many more better Dr. Seuss books that I would recommend before this one. The Grinch and The Cat In the Hat are two examples. Still this was a good book and it is good because it motivates kids to read. ...more
Darin Nordman
Sep 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I Can Read With My Eyes Shut by Dr. Seuss

As a reader, I have made the assumption that everyone loves Dr. Seuss and his rhythmical style stories. This book was no different from his first and last book. Filled with rhymes and goofy illustrations, this book puts a smile on my face. It elaborates on how reading can be enjoyable and it doesn't necessarily mean reading chapter books or old "boring" books. It could be reading anything a reader can find enjoyable or learning something new. I feel that
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Sadia Mansoor
Jan 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children
"The more that you read, the more things you will know.
The more that you learn, the more places you'll go"


"You have to be a speedy reader 'cause there's so, so much to read" <3

Dr. Seuss, the rhyme Master! ^_^
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Anahad
Oct 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Interesting book!!! It tells about to keep your eyes open and keep reading to get knowledge...
Kaitlin
Sep 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Our story begins with the Cat in the Hat listing off all the colors he can read in. It seems that he is teaching a young Cat in the Hat the perks of being able to read. The story continues on with the Original Cat in the Hat listing all the things he can read and how, but when he starts reading things with his eyes shut, he soon finds out that trouble is associated with reading with your eyes shut. The Cat says it is hard to read with your eyes shut and then later goes on to say that it is bad f ...more
Taylor O'Connor
Sep 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
"You'll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut" reaches so much farther in my heart then a children's picture book. Dr. Seuss delves into the reader's childhood imagination to conjure up infinite possibilities of where reading can take you. The author continually lists numerous wacky scenarios of what the reader can read about. The reader can read in colors, out of their left eye, out of their right, they can even read about mice and ice and ice on mice. As you keep reading, the options ...more
Kassidy Pine
Sep 03, 2014 rated it liked it
In the book I Can Read With My Eyes Shut, the author, Dr. Seuss allows the Cat in the Hat to take the adolescent reader through the act and experience of reading. From the cat reading in bed, to reading on the go, and even upside down. The cat displays his ability to read with his eyes shut and how the task in itself is a difficult job to do. He moves forward in acknowledges the positives in keeping ones eyes open for the purpose of gaining more expertise by reading. He displays this by gaining ...more
Ryan Madis
Aug 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is a fun trip down memory lane, as a very relatable story of a kid learning more about books and their capabilities.

Just like any other Dr. Seuss book, I found this one to be almost everything I like in a kids book. I found that a kids book has to be relatable, and that's exactly what this was for me. I remember telling mom and dad something like "I can read this book with both of my eyes closed" or "I can read like this or that...". Also, like any other Dr. Seuss book I've picked up,
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Caitlin
Aug 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Dr. Seuss is an amazing author and illustrator who makes reading a fun, colorful journey with the lovable Cat in the Hat with his fellow young cat. In I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!, Seuss takes readers on a whimsical reading adventure with Cat in the Hat encouraging his young cat friend to read with both eyes open so he can read more about everything from anchors, mice, ice, mice on ice, or ice on mice.

The illustration was bright, lively that conveys this happy mood which encourages a fun atmos
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Ryan Blevins
Jan 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
I absolutely loved this book! I thought it was really fun to see the Cat In The Hat read with his eyes shut. I remember that when I was in elementary school I read with my eyes shut too when words were hard for me to read. For example, every time i came to the word Mississippi, I would read it with my eyes shut just like the cat did because it was hard for me to pronounce. Just like in the book, the cat had his little helper i also had a helper in elementary school. I remember having a older stu ...more
Madison
Nov 21, 2017 rated it liked it
This is a Dr. Seuss book that not everyone may have heard of. It is another unique piece of work done by Dr. Seuss. The style of this book is very unique, on some pages the words are written in a whimsical way around the illustrations. This makes the book more appealing for young kids. The book is about a guy who tries to read books with his eyes shut. The cat in the hat explains to his friend that if he reads with his eyes shut he will miss out on so many great details within a book or whatever ...more
Francesca Lee
Jan 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
The book explains all of the possible scenarios of how you can read. For example, with only your left eye open or upside down. Then the book begins to talk about how valuable reading is with your eyes open. For example, what you can learn about when you pick up a book and read. This is written in rhyming couplets. SAD, GLAD and MAD are used in capital letters to rhyme plus they are all feelings. Children have the opportunity to spot the link there.
Geyz-G1
Sep 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Hikaoru
Mar 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
I've never read Dr Seuss when I was younger. This is me being curious and the library has a lot of 'em in the children's section. Apparently it has a lot of rhymes. Pretty sure imma read all of 'em soon-ish
Lakeyshia Mayo
Dr. Seuss never let me down!! Me and my daughter loves his books!! Hope to collect them all some day!!
Marcy Krysta
good starter book
Cynthia
Dec 23, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: childrens
One of the pictures in this book scared me as a kid.
Dee-Ann
Dec 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A classic Dr Seuss. Crazy rhymes , crazy pictures. Interesting sounds.
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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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