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Enrich your childís understanding of science and the environment by reading books that are based on The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!TM In fact, the television show, The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!TM, was inspired by the Dr. Seuss Learning Library book series, published by Random House Childrenís Books. We invite you to browse through The Cat in the Hatís Science Bookshelf for great suggested reading that will introduce science learning and Seussian fun into your childís story time.
A Whale of a Tale
A Whale of a Tale!
Onboard a vessel that would make Jacques Cousteau green with envy, the Cat and Co. take to the high seas in search of whales, dolphins, and porpoises—those aquatic mammals known as cetaceans.
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Clam I Am
Clam-I-Am!
Norval the Fish is hosting a seaside talkshow for the Fish Channel–and the Cat in the Hat and Thing One and Thing Two are Cameracat and Crew!
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Fine Feathered Friends
Fine Feathered Friends
After a quick lesson on just exactly what a bird is, Nick, Sally and the Cat in the Hat go motoring around the world to observe our fine feathered friends in their natural habitats.
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I Can Name 50 Trees
I Can Name 50 Trees Today!
While admiring the world’s most amazing trees, the Cat and Co. teach beginning readers how to identify different species from the shape of their crowns, leaves, lobes, seeds, bark, and fruit.
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Ice is Nice
Ice Is Nice!
The Cat in the Hat takes Sally and Nick to visit the North and South Poles, where they mingle with native animals—reindeer, musk oxen, polar bears, caribou, and all sorts of penguins.
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If I Ran the Rain Forest
If I Ran the Rain Forest
The Cat in the Hat takes Sally and Nick for an “umbrella-vator” ride through a tropical rain forest, encountering a host of plants, animals, and native peoples along the way.
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I Love the Nightlife
I Love the Nightlife!
Oh, no! The Cat in the Hat has lost his famous red-and-white-striped hat in the Forest of Wagamaroo! Can Sally and Nick help him find it on the darkest night of the year?
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Is a Camel a Mammal
Is a Camel a Mammal?
The Cat in the Hat takes Nick and Sally on a Seussian safari to observe (and pontificate about) the many different kinds of mammals. It's an invaluable tour for all animal lovers!
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Lots of Flocks
Lots of Flocks
Join Sally, Nick, and Dr. Seuss’s Cat in the Hat as they learn all about birds! This paint-box book features colorful paint wells, a paintbrush, and 48 pages of feathered fun.
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Miles and Miles of Reptiles
Miles and Miles of Reptiles
Cool creatures featured include komodo dragons, chameleons, geckos, cobras, leatherback turtles, frilled lizards—a virtual Who’s Who of the World’s Most Remarkable Reptiles.
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Oh Say Can You Say Dinosaur
Oh, Say Can You Say Di-no-saur?
Along with Nick and Sally, the Cat in the Hat travels millions of years back in time to see how fossils were created. Then it's on to a tour through the Cat's own Super Dino Museum.
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Whats the Weather Today
Oh Say Can You Say What's the Weather Today?
The Cat and company travel by hot air balloon up and into various weather phenomena including rain, snow, thunder, tornadoes, and (yikes!) even hurricanes!
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Oh Say Can You Seed
Oh Say Can You Seed?
With the able assistance of Thing 1 and Thing 2, the Cat in the Hat examines the various parts of plants, seeds, and flowers; basic photosynthesis and pollination; and seed dispersal.
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On Beyond Bugs
On Beyond Bugs
Find out all you ever wanted to know about insects when the Cat and company get an up-close view of life as a bug. Kids will learn how insects smell, communicate, and pollinate.
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One Cent Two Cent
One Cent, Two Cents, Old Cent, New Cent
The Cat explains various forms of money used in different cultures, from shells, feathers, leather, and jade to metal ingots to coins to the current king of currency: paper.
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Show Me the Honey
Show Me the Honey
Where does honey come from? The Cat in the Hat knows that! It comes from bees, and what better way to learn about honey making than to visit inside a hive and see firsthand how it’s done?
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The Cat in the Hat
The Cat in the Hat
This book was written by Dr. Seuss in 1957 in response to the concern that "pallid primers [with] abnormally courteous, unnaturally clean boys and girls" were leading to growing illiteracy among children.
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There's a Map On My Lap
There's a Map on My Lap!
The Cat in the Hat introduces beginning readers to maps–the different kinds, their formats, the tools we use to read them, and funny facts about the places they show us.
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There's No Place Like Space
There's No Place Like Space
Beginning readers and budding astronomers are launched on a wild trip to visit the now eight planets in our solar system along with the Cat in the Hat, Thing One, Thing Two, Nick, and Sally.
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The Thingamajigger Is Coming Today
The Thinga-ma-jigger is Coming Today!
The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! makes its Little Golden Books debut in this rollicking rhymed story introducing the cast of the new PBS KIDS television show!
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Wings and Paws
Wings and Paws and Fins and Claws
Hop in the Thinga-ma-jigger and explore the world of mammals, birds, sea creatures, and much more in this deluxe coloring book based on the brand-new animated Dr. Seuss series.
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Wish for a Fish
Wish for a Fish
Traveling down from the Sunny Zone to the Dark Zone to the Trench at the bottom, Captain Cat and his crew get up close and personal with the different life forms found at each level of the ocean.
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Rather Be a Pollywog
Would You Rather Be a Pollywog?
From algae to snails, leeches, insects, fish, frogs, newts, turtles, ducks, swans, and more, the Cat explains how all different kinds of plants and animals make their home in and around ponds.
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