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Dr. Seuss
How the Cat Began

Dr. Seuss
Dr. Seuss


How the Cat Began
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A Short Reader

Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 2 to 3
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   2.77

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    bowtie, chaos, ordinary, publisher, Seuss, drawing, kids, interesting, logo, caption, author, magazine, movie, stories, million, also
     content words:    Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden, Theodor Geisel


How the Cat Began
By Jody Williams
  

1     Caption: Statue of Dr. Seuss at his drawing table with the Cat in the Hat beside him. The statue is in the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden in Springfield, Massachusetts.
 
2     The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play. So we sat in the house all that cold, cold, wet day. That is the first page from Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat. How did the The Cat in the Hat really begin?
 
3     The Cat in the Hat was the creation of Theodor Geisel. He is better known as Dr. Seuss. The cat character came to be after Geisel read an article. The article was from Life magazine in 1954. The author of the article said that kids were not interested in reading because the books were not exciting. The children could not relate to the stories. After reading this, Geisel knew what had to be done.

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