I Can Read With My Eyes Shut by Dr. Seuss

Presented by Britney Weaver

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This story is about the Cat In The Hat telling a young cat about him being able to read with his eyes shut, along with telling him the joys of reading along the way. He tells the young cat about how he loves to read and at the end says "Don't you want to read too?" as he attempted to convince the young cat to read to. He mentions things the young cat can read about and learn, keeping him on his toes for more.

If you read, you can succeed

The Cat In The Hat tells the young cat throughout the story what you can learn from reading. The line “Young cat! If you keep your eyes open enough, oh, the stuff you will learn! The most wonderful stuff!” tells the reader that from reading, you can learn many things. There are many other places in the story that The Cat In The Hat explains to the young cat what he could possibly learn about. A quote from the story clearly states that by reading, you can succeed many things and go many places. "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." This very clearly states that from reading you can learn so many things that can teach you ways to become successful in life. Relating to real life, reading is what everyone has to learn by a young age, making them more and more intelligent.

What could reading do for your life?

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