The Cat in the Hat learns all about cats—wild and domestic—in this feline-focused Cat in the Hat's Learning Library book! Traveling aboard his Kitty-Cat-Copter, the Cat takes Sally and Nick to meet lions in Kenya, tigers in Bangkok, Siamese down the block—learning along the way those traits that all cats share: scratchy tongues, padded paws, sensitive wiskers, sharp claws, and those things unique to different species. With information about the anatomy and behavior of well-known species and breeds—including lions, tigers, leopards, cheetah, jaguar, ocelots, cougar, American shorthair, Persian, Siamese—and lesser-known ones, like clouded leopards, caracals, Turkish Vans, Scottish folds, American curls, Raga Muffins, and more—there's something here for cat/Cat lovers of all kinds! Fans of the hit PBS Kids show The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! (which is based on the Cat in the Hat's Learning Library) won't want to miss this purrfect new addition to the series.
About Tish Rabe
Dr. Seuss was born Theodor Geisel in Springfield, Massachusetts on March 2, 1904. After attending Dartmouth College and Oxford University, he began a career in advertising. His advertising cartoons, featuring Quick, Henry, the Flit!, appeared in several leading American magazines. Dr. Seusss first children's book, And To Think I Saw It On Mulberry Street hit the market in 1937, and the world of children's literature was changed forever! In 1957, Seuss's The Cat in the Hat became the prototype for one of Random House's best- selling series, Beginner Books. This popular series combined engaging stories with outrageous illustrations and playful sounds to teach basic reading skills. Brilliant, playful, and always respectful of children, Dr. Seuss charmed his way into the consciousness of four generations of youngsters and parents. In the process, he helped kids learn to read.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1984 and two Academy Awards, Seuss was the author and illustrator of 44 childrens books, some of which have been made into audiocassettes, animated television specials, and videos for children of all ages. Even after his death in 1991, Dr. Seuss continues to be the best-selling author of children's books in the world.
About Joe Mathieu
Joe Mathieu, who wrote and illustrated this book, has also illustrated countless other books for children, including Big Frank’s Fire Truck, many Sesame Street titles, books in the Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library series, and many more.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
What Cat is That?: All About Cats is a delightful and informative book that will help children better understand the ways in which all cats communicate and behave--whether wild, pedigreed, or random-bred domestic cats. I love the descriptive text and marvelous illustrations expressing how cats act and look when threatened, nervous, or displaying affection. For a small book it packs loads of good information. There are facts about several rare pedigreed breeds and descriptions of natural cat behavior like "bunting," tail twitching and claw extension. This book will help instill respect for all cats!
--Joan Miller, Cat Fanciers' Association, CFA Outreach and Education