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The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!

--new series from PBS KIDS and Random House --


Friday,  September 3rd, 2010


The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! is here to beef up science learning for preschoolers! The new series from PBS KIDS and Random House premiers on Monday, Sept. 6 with two half-hour episodes at 7:30 and 8:00 a.m., then continues weekdays at 7:30 a.m. Kids can also catch up on the weekends with episodes on Saturdays and Sundays at 6:30 a.m.


Voiced by award-winning actor Martin Short, Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat guides friends Sally and Nick—with a little help from the Fish, Thing 1 and Thing 2—on fun-filled adventures where they make natural-science discoveries, from how bees make honey to why owls sleep during the day. The Cat’s insatiable curiosity leads to adventures in his one-of-a-kind Thinga-ma-jigger, a marvelous contraption that sprouts wings, pontoons, booster rockets, skis, and just about anything else needed to find the answer. Guided by the Cat, the kids figure things out by observing, collecting and managing clues, making connections, constructing and evaluating theories, and having discussions—all in a preschool-appropriate manner.


Filled with adventure and silliness, The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! will appeal to kids’ natural curiosity, and engage them in the process of scientific exploration and discovery.


“Dr. Seuss was so passionate about science, nature and the survival of the planet, he surely would have loved that the science-based book series he conceived is being brought to television in such grand fashion.” says Kate Klimo, Dr. Seuss’s Random House publisher and Executive Director of Development for Random House Children’s Entertainment.


The series supports learning by introducing scientific inquiry skills, teaching core science concepts and vocabulary, and preparing preschoolers for kindergarten and first grade science curriculum—all in Dr. Seuss’s whimsical style.




Contact: Stacey Tomczyk, WTVP Promotion Director, (309) 495-0594 or stacey.tomczyk@wtvp.org

Copyright 1957, 1985 Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! logo and word mark TM 2010 Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P., Portfolio Entertainment Inc and Collingwood O’Hare Productions Ltd. The PBS KIDS logo is a registered trademark of PBS. Both are used with permission. All rights reserved.





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