The Annotated Cat

The Annotated Cat

Under the Hat of Seuss and His Cats

Book - 2007
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How did Dr. Seuss come to write The Cat in the Hat?
How long did it take him to write The Cat in the Hat and The Cat in the Hat
Comes Back?
Were these books instantly successful, or did their popularity build?
The answers to these questions and more can be found in this fascinating illustrated study of two books that changed the way our children learn how to read.
According to Professor Nel, The Cat in the Hat and its sequel operate on many levels. The books teach reading, but they also teach about poetry, politics, ethics, comics, history, and even conartistry Complete with the text of both books, photographs, draft material, and essays by Seuss, The Annotated Cat is like a DVD with all the extras. Cat lovers everywhere can gain a deeper understanding of two of the most popular children's books ever written, and the remarkable man behind them.
Publisher: New York, NY : Random House, 2007.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780375833694
Characteristics: 189 pages : color illustrations ; 26 x 26 cm


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Sep 21, 2011

An annotated edition Dr. Seuss' classic The Cat in the Hat and The Cat in the Hat Comes Back.

A fun way to explore these classic children's picture books. Nel includes original sketches, notes ongoing motifs in Seuss' work and recycling of plot points, and explores the playing with language of which Seuss was so fond. Nel also has done considerable research and includes quotations from a multitude of academic works on these picture books. There are extensive end notes and references. Nel also includes two essays written by Seuss on the process of writing The Cat in the Hat. Interesting for those with fond memories of these picture books but also a useful academic work.

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