Dr. Seuss's Cat in the Hat Songbook
Children's book review by Steve Barancik
"19 Seuss-Songs for Beginning Singers"
It'd be hard to overstate the value of the Dr. Seuss brand back when the man was in his prime.
A Dr. Seuss songbook? Why not?
After all, how many songs are better remembered and loved than You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch? (Which does not appear in The Cat in the Hat Songbook.)
Now, I'm no music critic, so I'll be putting the emphasis on the lyrics in this review, which are filled with Seussian brilliance.
(I'll also play a bit of the music for you to sample with a video below.)
Like with many of Seuss's books, you'll find songs here that serve a purpose:
Wanna listen? (They used to sell these Seuss songs in audio format.) Here's a video a family made from The Super-Supper March:
Of course, you'll find just as many songs that feature trademark Seuss silliness and fun with sounds:
(The music for the songs was written by Eugene Poddany, who did the music for the 1970 cartoon version of Horton Hears a Who and a lot of other stuff for Chuck Jones of Looney Tunes fame.)
If you don't read music, play piano, or have a guitar, of course you can still get the book for the lyrics and consult Youtube to learn the tunes.
The Cat in the Hat Songbook is just the thing for families who can't get enough Seuss.
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