Oh, the things you can learn through reading. That's the main lesson the Cat in the Hat tries to teach in I Can Read With My Eyes Shut! Like all of Seuss's books, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut! is more than a silly tale. Dr. Seuss is teaching us that if we keep our minds open and our brains working, the wonders of the world will be at our feet. Seuss knew that reading is essential for success and our ability to understand our world, and he passes that on to his readers in this classic tale I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!
Tie-in Activity: Help fill the Cat’s head—or at least his hat—with books. Draw a picture of the Cat’s hat on a piece of paper, adding more stripes if you wish. Every time your child reads or listens to a book, write the name of the book and the date on a stripe. When the hat is full, you might surprise your child with a treat to celebrate.