Dr. Seuss' classic picture book is probably the first book I read out loud, on my own. It was really the book that helped me start to speak well. I remember my mom would read this one to me and I would try to speak the words over her until she just gave up and let me read it myself. I was really little, but I can still remember pointing at the words on the pages and trying to sound them out. Then I would go about the house saying “cat”, “hat”, “thing 1” and other words. The Cat In The Hat is a great children's book: it has funny pictures, an engaging story, easy words, rhyming, and it flows very well. Children will love it. Even adults will love it! I still enjoy picking it up and reading it to my younger cousins. It is such a fun book and so funny to children, who maybe hope that a cat in a hat will appear in their house to help them with their chores every time their parents leave them home alone!