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Things We Learn From Children's Books: The Cat in the Hat by Dr Seuss


In 'The Cat in the Hat', an eccentric stranger (a cat!) comes into the house of two young children, Sally and Sam, who are having a very dull day. Their mother is out and when the Cat comes in, he reassures the kids that their mother won't mind him or his tricks! Here’s what you can learn from this book:

Dealing with wrong behaviour: In the book, the cat drops things all over the house and also behaves strange in an attempt to be funny and entertaining. How do you react to such situations? The book teaches you about appropriate behaviour and how behaviour should vary when you are at home or at a friend’s place.

Trust: Is it okay to trust a stranger? In the book, it’s a cat who walks into the house when the mother is away, but in today’s day and age, nobody should enter the house when children are at home all alone.

Lying is harmful: People can get hurt with lies. This book is a brilliant example of how lies can hurt people and how lies can cause damage.

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