A “Puurrrfect” Funko Collectible is the Cat In The Hat. The Cat In The Hat Bobblehead was a limited production by Funko Wacky Wobblers which is now retired from store shelves. This 7″ collector’s item is in near mint condition. To see it please visit our Cat In The Hat Bobblehead page.
The origin of the Cat In The Hat
This collectible is based on a children’s book character created by Theodor Geisel who goes by the name Dr. Seuss. The first “Cat In The Hat” book was published in 1957 by Houghton Mifflin publishing company and distributed to schools. The same book was also published by Random House for bookstore distribution but under a different cover. Parents thought it was a welcome departure from the typical books for seven and eight-year-olds being circulated at that time. It had exciting illustrations while effectively teaching young boys and girls how to read. In addition, the action-packed stories gave children an incentive to want to read.
About the Cat In The Hat
Unexpectedly, the cat has the personality of both a pesky human and a mischevious feline. He wears a very tall red and white striped top hat and bow tie and aims to entertain. He insists on creating some fun for his young supporting characters in the books. To do this he enlists the participation of his small friends named Thing 1 and Thing 2. But their hyper antics get out of hand and create massive upheaval. However, by the end of the story, everything gets put back to the way it was.
Cat In The Hat Success
The 1957 first edition of the “Cat In The Hat” book was an instant success selling an average of 12,000 copies a month. As time went on sales still continued to rise. Due to its overwhelming popularity, in 1971 the book was adapted into a half-hour animated musical television special. And in 2000 it was adapted into a full-length animated feature film entitled “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”. Even with the emerging media adaptations, book sales remain popular. In fact, in 2001 the book was listed as #9 on the Publishers Weekly list for best-selling children’s books of all time. Furthermore, in 2003 a Cat In The Hat film comedy was released.