Written in rhyme, the book tells a stutter about 2 kids left alone at home. They had an unexpected visitor, who created havoc. They should not have let the Cat in the Hat enter. The Cat proceeded into every room and caused mayhem, furniture was overturned, ornaments were broken. The kids watched in horror as this tornado of activity wreaked mayhem on their tidy house. They were worried about the adults return and they watched helplessly as their world was turned upside down. Then, horror, the adults are coming! They'll be here soon, what'll they do? They need to tidy!
But, the cat continues to damage the house contents. When he becomes aware of the imminent arrival of the parents, he magically goes into a whirlwind of activity, repairing all damage and making everything good again. Just in time!
All of this happens in rhyme. Its great for young kids, or adults reading it out loud. Fun! Fun!
I really enjoyed it! I know my kids did too!