Top positive review
it has been beautifully designed to be read out aloud
on 28 June 2017
I never read these as a kid. Now I'm a dad, and I needed some English-language books to read to my son (his native language is Dutch).
At first he didn't want to read The Cat In The Hat - it didn't have a monster, a tiger or a pooping dinosaur on the cover.
Thankfully papa insisted. My lad was immediately transfixed. The story has a rhythm, it has been beautifully designed to be read out aloud. It feels like it was written using a small set of fairly short words; these are then smartly combined to keep text fresh and build the rhythm.
That was about a week ago; now my son is constantly asking papa to read the Cat Hat book. What more can I say? It's a masterpiece.