There are great things to do, but you must work towards them even in the midst of failure... "There's fun to be done!"
The Geisel's offer the best advice anyone can give a child facing the world: use your free will, take charge of your own direction, enjoy the ups and wrestle through the downs, but never stop. Rather than penning a nonsense story in rhyme, the Geisel's have used their considerable talent to provide readers of all ages with the ultimate 'life' pep-talk: One can always choose a direction, and go, You should choose this book for your kids.
With parents absent on a rainy day, two bored children suddenly find their home invaded by a human size cat that proceeds to show 'tricks' that make a mess —all told in Seuss rhyme.
This classic Seuss story/poem is well loved for its rhyme and rhythm, but what is its point? Those who enjoy fantasy for fantasy's sake will have little other reason to enjoy it. A small percentage of children may even find it alarming: a giant cat bursting into the house, makes a mess, nearly kills the goldfish. A bit alarmingly he introduces two "Things", child sized characters, that run around the house with kites, knocking things about. Just before Mum returns home, the cat produces a multi-armed picker upper and vacuum cleaner, restores the home, then leaves. Done.
The typical Seuss-rhymes found in this work entertain, but use goofiness and magic with no clear direction.
The opening verse begins with "This was no time for play / This was no time for fun / This was no time for games / There is work to be done." However the Cat kept making pointless messes to be cleaned up. This Cat in the Hat projects goofiness as a virtue and rather pointless magic as a value. Other Dr. Seuss titles show a smarter, more useful storyline.