The Cat in the Hat Poem (Newer and Original Versions)

Cat in the Hat

“The Cat in the Hat” is a children’s book written and illustrated by Dr. Seuss, which was first published in 1957. The story follows two children, Sally and her brother, who are stuck at home on a rainy day. The Cat in the Hat, a mischievous anthropomorphic cat, suddenly appears and turns their boring day into an exciting adventure. The book is written in anapestic tetrameter, a poetic meter used frequently in Dr. Seuss’s works, and has become a classic in children’s literature.

The book’s underlying message is about the importance of creativity and imagination, and how they can turn mundane situations into exciting adventures. The Cat in the Hat represents the idea of unbridled creativity and the freedom to explore one’s imagination without fear of consequences.

The book has been adapted into numerous forms of media, including an animated television special, a live-action film, and a stage musical. It has also been translated into multiple languages and has sold over 11 million copies worldwide.

Dr. Seuss, whose real name was Theodor Geisel, was an American children’s author and illustrator known for his distinctive style of writing and drawing. He wrote and illustrated more than 60 books, many of which are considered classics in children’s literature. Dr. Seuss passed away in 1991, but his works continue to inspire and delight children and adults around the world.

The Cat in the Hat (Newer Version)

The cat in the hat came back for more,

Sneaking in through the window once more.

The kids were surprised, but what could they do?

The cat had some tricks, he wanted to show them anew.

He pulled out a map and said with a grin,

“Let’s go on an adventure, let’s begin!”

He led them through jungles and over seas,

To places the children could hardly believe.

They saw giant creatures and heard new sounds,

All while the cat in the hat clowned around.

And when the adventure was done and they were all tired,

The cat gave a bow and said, “Adieu, my friends, it’s been inspired.”

The Cat in the Hat (Original Version)

The sun did not shine.

It was too wet to play.

So we sat in the house

All that cold, cold, wet day.

I sat there with Sally.

We sat there, we two.

And I said, “How I wish

We had something to do!”

Too wet to go out

And too cold to play ball.

So we sat in the house.

We did nothing at all.

So all we could do was to





And we did not like it.

Not one little bit.

And then

Something went BUMP!

How that bump made us jump!

We looked!

Then we saw him step in on the mat!

We looked!

And we saw him!

The Cat in the Hat!

And he said to us,

“Why do you sit there like that?”

“I know it is wet

And the sun is not sunny.

But we can have

Lots of good fun that is funny!”

“I know some good games we could play,”

Said the cat.

“I know some new tricks,”

Said the Cat in the Hat.

“A lot of good tricks.

I will show them to you.

Your mother

Will not mind at all if I do.”

Then Sally and I

Did not know what to say.

Our mother was out of the house

For the day.

But our fish said, “No! No!

Make that cat go away!

Tell that Cat in the Hat

You do NOT want to play.

He should not be here.

He should not be about.

He should not be here

When your mother is out!”

“Now! Now! Have no fear.

Have no fear!” said the cat.

“My tricks are not bad,”

Said the Cat in the Hat.

“Why, we can have

Lots of good fun, if you wish,

With a game that I call

UP-UP-UP with a fish!”

“Put me down!” said the fish.

“This is no fun at all!

Put me down!” said the fish.

“I do NOT wish to fall!”

“Have no fear!” said the cat.

“I will not let you fall.

I will hold you up high

As I stand on a ball.

With a book on one hand!

And a cup on my hat!

But that is not ALL I can do!”

Said the cat…

“Look at me!

Look at me now!” said the cat.

“With a cup and a cake

On the top of my hat!

I can hold up TWO books!

I can hold up the fish!

And a little toy ship!

And some milk on a dish!

And look!

I can hop up and down on the ball!

But that is not all!

Oh, no.

That is not all…”

“Look at me!

Look at me!

Look at me NOW!

It is fun to have fun

But you have to know how.

I can hop up and down

On the ball of a bat!

But that is not all.

Oh, no.

That is not all…”

The Cat in the Hat

Then put himself out.

And, as fast as he could,

He turned himself about.

He spun himself around

And around and around.

Then he bumped!

There is something to be found!

“Stop!” cried the fish.

“Stop!” said the cat.

“This is not fun!

And I do NOT like it!

Not one little bit!”

“All right, then,”

Said the cat.

“Let us have another game.

And then he ran out.

And, then, fast as a fox,

The cat in the hat

Came back with a box.

A big red wood box.

It was shut with a hook.

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