In the name of science, Cat makes a comeback
| Aug 30, 2010
Back in the 1950s Theodor Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, created “The Cat in the Hat” in response to concerns that American children were lagging in literacy. More than half a century later his floppy-hatted hero is being recruited again to help promote childhood learning: this time, though, it’s keeping kids excited about science.
On Labor Day PBS introduces “The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!,” a daily half-hour program based on Random House’s Learning Library series. Martin Short is the voice of the Cat, who leads his young playmates on fanciful adventures in the natural science world, exploring how bees make honey, why birds migrate and how being slow helps a sloth. Read more about the new show in this article in The New York Times online.