There's a real push to encourage young people to read newspapers and other kinds of nonfiction. The Cat in the Hat's Learning Library is a great way to introduce this kind of reading, because the books feature fictional characters (the cast from The Cat in the Hat) who are already familiar to kids.
The Cat and Co. take off to the faraway land of Gerpletz where they know quite a lot about caring for pets—especially cats, dogs, guinea pigs, birds, and bunnies! From the food, shelter, exercise, and medical care they need to the love and companionship they crave, the Cat teaches beginning readers how to keep their pets (and themselves!) healthy, safe, and happy.