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The Cat in the Hat and Other Dr. Seuss Favorites

4.41  ·  Rating details ·  47,837 ratings  ·  155 reviews
11 complete stories at a great price!


The Cat in the Hat read by Kelsey Grammer
Horton Hears a Who read by Dustin Hoffman
How the Grinch Stole Christmas read by Walter Matthau
Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? read by John Cleese
The Lorax read by Ted Danson
Yertle the Turtle, Gertrude McFuzz, and The Big Brag read by John Lithgow
Thidwick, the Big-Hearted Moose re
Hardcover, 61 pages
Published October 14th 2003 by Listening Library (Audio)
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Nov 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audio, fiction, children
Fantastic recording! Kelsey Grammer and John Lithgow are the highlights. Surprising letdown was Dustin Hoffman reading Horton Hears a Who. His cadence was off so much it's hard to listen.
May 31, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I loved Dr. Seuss as a child and am now rediscovering that joy as I read these stories to my own child.
Ashley Jenner
Nov 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The Cat in the Hat is a wonderful book and I think all children should read it. Everything by Dr. Seuss is so fantastic and creative. And I think it will open the minds of children or anyone really to explore their own creativity.
Nov 10, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: children
This book is just classic. Every kid has to read it, and every adult has to read it to their kids.
Jack Donnelly
Jun 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Sep 22, 2011 rated it really liked it
11 stories in audio format:

1. Kelsey Grammer - The Cat in the Hat (***)
2. Dustin Hoffman - Horton Hears A Who (*****)
3. Walter Matthau - How The Grinch Stole Christmas (***)
4. John Cleese - Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are (*)
5. Ted Danson - The Lorax (*)
6. John Lithgow - Yertle The Turtle (*****)
7. John Lithgow - Gertrude McFuzz (*****)
8. John Lithgow - The Big Brag (***)
9. Mercedes McCambridge -Thidwick The Big-Hearted Moose (*****)
10. Billy Crystal - Horton Hatches The Egg (*****)
11. Kel
May 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: z2013-audio, library
My son loved it...we own most of the books, so we were following along. My son's review "I liked it very good".
Becky Puzey
Oct 10, 2011 rated it really liked it
Dr Seuss is one of the funniest and most original children's book authors I have encountered, and I have encountered a lot! The Cat in the Hat is probably his most popular, it is a classic, but my favourites would be Green Eggs and Ham, and Oh, the places you'll go!, as the colourful illustrations and clever rhymes enthralled both my parents reading it to my young self, and myself. I still reread Dr Seuss books sometimes, as they are crazy and light-hearted, I would recommend them.
Asalyn Holliday
Jun 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Like Mr. Brown, I think this Dr. Seuss book would also be great for building skills in phonics. It reminds me of activities we have talked about in class where children can explore how adding a new letter to "at" can change the sound and make a new word.
Feb 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Dec 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Having read this 25 times this autumn I am including it in my reading log despite it not filling my 100 page requirement (though it does, the 61 is complete fiction)
Mar 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2012, audio, faves
Best.Thing.Ever! Am listening to this in my car and feeling like a 4 year old all over again.
Matthew Bogdan
Sep 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
An exceptional read.
Crisanto J. Jorda
Jun 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Classic. I laughed. I cried. Maybe I even farted.

Who knows—I was only six when I first read this book.
Ziona bradley
Oct 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Jul 09, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: karla
Great book for bedtime story...children love the rhyming words.
Jul 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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This is a collection of books by Dr. Seuss narrated by Kelsey Grammer, Dustin Hoffman, Walter Matthau, John Cleese, Ted Danson, John Lithgow, Mercedes McCambridge, and Billy Crystal. It also comes with a short excerpt of Green Eggs and Ham by Jim Dale, narrator of the U.S. audiobooks of Harry Potter. They were all excellent narrators, who employed different voices for the various characters. There were background music and sound effects that sounded appropriate to the moment and made it m
Dec 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
sadly I did not grow up reading these, but it is never too late!
Dec 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio-books
A great audiobook! Love that different actors read the stories.
Tricia Pham
Dec 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
They have nothing to do until a cat with a hat comes and shows them some games they can play inside. The cat makes a mess and the fish, the “mature” one, gets mad, so the cat shows them other games with Thing 1 and Thing 2. They make a bigger mess and the Fish kicks them all out. The kids are left with the mess but the cat comes back and shows them how to clean up the mess. In a curriculum I would teach them that even though you bring things out and play and make a mess you always clean it up wh ...more
Emma Hendrickson
Apr 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing

The Cat in the Hat: This book is about a young boy and young girl who are forced to stay inside during a rainy day. The afternoon takes a quick turn when the Cat in the Hat shows up and participates in many fun and crazy activities with the children. This book teaches you to always clean up after you make a mess and lying, trust, and responsibility. This book would be an excellent book to read to your students during a rainy day when the children can’t go out to recess. This book is also a great
Sarah Herman
Apr 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
this book is about two children who are home by themselves while their mom is out running errands. The children get a knock at the door and it is a cat who is full of entertainment. Long story short, the children have a pet fish who is stressed out over the mess that the cat is making. The cat leaves, and returns to help clean up the mess as the mother is almost to the door. The children did not get caught. This book is a rest book to introduce the children to poetry, and Dr. Seuss. It is a good ...more
Sep 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Kelsey Grammer narrates this book and it's fabulous! When I read this book out loud to A it just seems like it takes forever to get through but Grammer reads it with enthusiasm and it rolls right off the tongue and A isn't even ready to turn the page yet. (During my readings she's turning the page before I'm halfway through). There is a part in the story that makes me laugh everytime during this recording which is fabulous to find a book for both my 2yr old and me to listen to over and over and ...more
Stephanie Martin
Aug 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Picture Book 12: This book is my all time favorite dr.seuss books. I love this book because it is a classic and the most well known book that dr. seuss has made. It was my first dr.seuss book I ever read when I was little and this is the book that got me hooked on all of his books! I would recommend this book to anyone who hasn't read it, which cannot be that many people because it is such a classic. I hope children today appreciate all this book has to offer and I hope it gets children into dr. ...more
Apr 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: animals
This book is wonderful for kids that love to rhyme. This book is about two kids having to stay inside because it was raining outside. They were so bored and had nothing to do. Then all of a sudden, a cat in a hat showed up at their door. The kids got into so much mischief, but they realized their mother would not be happy with how her house looked if she came back home. The kids told the cat to help them clean up the house and fix their messes. This book helps children realize that having fun is ...more
Candace Salima
Jul 21, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: everyone.
This was a book that always made me want to reach through the pages and literally strangle the Cat in the Hat. Dr. Seuss gave us a great little story about all the trouble two children with nothing to do can get into. "Idle hands are the devil's tool," is truer than many people might think.

This book is a must have in every family library. It's fun and teaches a great lesson.

Purchase The Cat in the Hat.
Maria Armenta
Dec 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The Cat in the Hat was one of my favorite Dr Seuss books as a child, along with Green Eggs and Ham, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, Fox in Sox, The Lorax and Where is My Mother?

The storyline embodies naughtiness and excitement beyond any child’s imagination, not to mention an adventuresome child.

The illustrations are something incomparable – both in execution and design. The skilful nonsense rhyme and its delicious rhythm make it a delight to both read and read aloud. The invention, the
Yarima Morfin
Dec 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The Cat in the Hat is a classic. Dr. Seuss is probably everyone child's favorite author without them knowing it. The book is witty, it rhymes, the illustrations are colorful, and it is not that long. Any Dr. Seuss book is a great book for anyone. Every child should read these books. They are simple to read and it is easy to follow along, since it rhymes. Rhyming helps children learn how to read better in my opinion. I personally love Dr. Seuss books and all of them are recommended, but i think t ...more
May 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 4-5-star-books
This audiobook had 12 classic Dr. Seuss tales including my absolute favorite tale, "The Lorax". This was a great audiobook because, of course, the stories stand the test of time. But it was also great because of the quality of narrators overall. The stories were read by the likes of Ted Danson, Kelsey Grammar, Dustin Hoffman and John Lithgow. You could tell by the narration that the narrators were truly enjoying the stories and were reading as if they were sharing this beloved story with their o ...more
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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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