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Saturday 1 October 2011

My Fave Dr Seuss Book: Goldie Alexander

I don’t think there are as many story picture books that influenced a generation of kids as much as Dr Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat.

Briefly: “The Cat brings chaos one rainy day while two siblings’ mother is out by balancing a multitude of household object to amuse. The results are chaotic. Then, the Cat finds a box hiding Thing One and Two, who fly kites inside the house. These antics are vainly opposed by the family fish until the children capture One and Two and the cat cleans up his mess, disappearing a second before the mother turn up.”

What has fired children’s imagination is the straight out naughtiness behind the cat. He’s a total anarchist who seems, at least until the very last minute, to defy all authority.

What kid, particularly any child with a parent who insists they keep the household neat and tidy, wouldn’t love that? And then not to be caught for all naughtiness.


Learn more about lovely author Goldie at www.goldiealexander.com.