Dr. Seuss’ iconic tale, The Cat in the Hat, still serves as one of the best literary introductions for young children just beginning to master language. Seuss’ amazing feat of using only 236 individual words to convey the story of a mischievous cat, and the (seemingly) insurmountable chaos he creates, is a new height of impressive, and makes this lovely picture book ideal for a first literary foray. The young boy narrator and his sister Sally are home alone, having been left behind by their mother on a rainy day, and are unsure how to proceed with the ensuing afternoon. When a cat in a large white and red hat appears, he quickly turns their afternoon into one fantastic adventure that quickly grows out of hand. While the plot is simple, the tale acts as a perfect tool to discuss household and communication rules, while the lively characters will retain young readers’ interest. Dr. Seuss remains the go-to author for a wonderfully layered children’s book, and parents and children alike will enjoy his bemusing plotlines.