The sun did not shine.It was too wet to play.So we sat in the houseAll that cold, cold, wet day
I sat there with Sally.We sat there, we two.And I said "How I wishWe had something to do!"
Too wet to go outAnd too cold to play ball.So we sat in the house.We did nothing at all.
So all we could do was toSit!Sit!Sit!Sit!And we did not like it.Not one little bit.
And thenSomething went bump!How that bump made us jump!
We looked!Then we saw him step in on the mat!We looked!And we saw him!The Cat in the Hat!And he said to us,"Why do you sit there like that?"
"I know it is wetAnd the sun is not sunny.But we can haveLots of good fun that is funny!"
"I know some good games we could play,"Said the cat."I know some new tricks,"Said the Cat in the Hat."A lot of good tricks.I will show them to you.Your motherWill not mind at all if I do."
Then Sally and IDid not know what to say.Our mother was out of the houseFor the day.
But our fish said, "No! No!Make that cat go away!Tell that Cat in the HatYou do NOT want to play.You should not be here.You should not be about.You should not be hereWhen your mother is out!"
"Now! Now! Have no fear.Have no fear!" said the cat."My tricks are not bad,"Said the Cat in the Hat."Why, we can haveLots of good fun, if you wish,With a game that I callUP-UP-UP with a fish!"
"Put me down!" said the fish."This is no fun at all!Put me down!" said the fish."I do NOT wish to fall!"
"Have no fear!" said the cat."I will not let you fall.I will hold you up highAs I stand on a ball.With a book in one hand!And a cup on my hat!But that is not ALL I can do!"Said the cat...
"Look at me!Look at me now!" said the cat."With a cup and a cakeOn the top of my hat!I can hold TWO books!I can hold up the fish!And a little toy ship!And some milk on a dish!And look!I can hop up and down on the ball!But that is not all!Oh, no.That is not all...
"Look at me!Look at me!Look at me NOW!It is fun to have fun
From up there on the ball.And Sally and I,We saw ALL the things fall!
And our fish came down, too.He fell into a pot!He said, "Do I like this?Oh, no! I do not.This is not a good game,"Said out fish as he lit."No, I do not like it,Not one little bit!"
"Now look what you did!"Said the fish to the cat."Now look at this house!