The Cat in the Hat Comes Back is the nineteenth and final living book released in 1998 based on the world famous popular 1958 children's story and written by Dr. Seuss and also based off the 1974 classic cartoon television special of the same name was aired on CBS.
Once again, their mother has left Sally and her brother Conrad alone for the day, but this time, they are instructed to clear away a huge amount of snow while she is out. While they are working, the cat arrives and Sally warns her brother not to talk to the Cat, because, he plays lots of bad tricks. Telling him not to let him come near. As they remember what he did the last time he was there."
But the Cat lets himself into their house to get out of the snow telling him to keep their mind on their work and when the brother follows he snacks on a cake in the bathtub with the water running, and leaves a pink residue. Preliminary attempts to clean it up fail since they only transfer the mess elsewhere, including a dress, the wall, a pair of $10 shoes, a rug, the bed, and finally outside. The cat reveals that Little Cat A is nested inside his hat. Little Cat A doffs his hat to reveal Little Cat B, who reveals C, and so on. A "spot killing" war then takes place between the mess and Little Cats A through V, who use an arsenal of primitive weapons including pop guns, bats, and a lawnmower. Unfortunately, the initial battle to rid the mess only turns it into an entire yard-covering spot. Little Cats V, W, X, and Y then take off their hats to uncover microscopic Little Cat Z. Z takes his hat off and unleashes a "Voom", which cleans up the back yard and puts all of the other Little Cats back into the large Cat in the Hat's hat. The cat leaves, with the promise he will return some day if the kids have spots again, and bring all his little cats back.
The Cat in the Hat
Sally and Conrad's Mother
Little Cats A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y and Z
The White Bird (running gag)
- Unscrambling Mr. Brown's face
- Pin the heart on the Grinch
- Race with Mr. Socks Fox in Socks
- Help stack the Little Cats back in his hat