When I was a little girl, Dr. Seuss’s books were not popular in Ecuador. I didn’t know much about them until my husband’s friend gifted us a bilingual copy of The Cat in the Hat/El Gato Ensombrerado (aff link). As I read for first time the fun adventures of Sally and her brother, I never imagined that my kids would love that book so much.
I even have memorized it!
My favorite part of the story is actually the first four lines:
“The sun did not shine.
It was too wet to play.
So we sat in the house
all that cold, cold, wet day”
I can’t tell you how many times I have recited those lines to my kids on our cold, cold, wet days when it is not possible to play outside. It not only makes them laugh but it’s also a reminder that they can still enjoy of a fun day when it is too wet to play outside.
Of course, they always hoped for “The Cat in the Hat” to show up and make a mess in the living room. But since that was impossible, thank goodness, we still made our fun hats and pretend to be the magical cat in the hat.
For more Dr. Seuss’s books, check out these ones in Spanish!
¡Oh, cúan lejos llegarás! || Un Pez, Dos Peces, Pez Rojo, Pez Azul || Huevos verdes con jamón
Yo puedo leer con los ojos cerrados || Horton Escucha a Quién! || El Lórax ||
Hay un molillo en mi bolsillo || Yoruga la tortuga y otros cuentos || Y pensar que lo vi por la calle Porvenir