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The Cat INSIDE the Hat

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There have been a number of people in my family, going back a generation or two, who seemed to have been born with natural artistic talents. Last week my 7-year-old Grandson came home from school and brought one of his art projects home. He had drawn the above-pictured character and decided to make it "The Cat Inside the Hat".

My Grandson has never actually shown a lot of interest in drawing, so this wonderful drawing was a complete surprise. He is considered the "comedian" of the family, so putting his own view of the character was par for the course. I'm hoping he continues to have fun with putting his special bent on his drawings. In fact, I hope he sits still long enough to draw more!

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celticeagle wrote on March 12, 2015, 3:00 PM

Yes, getting them to set still long enough to experience these things is key. My grandson is pretty good. I have a couple of his works on my wall.

alexdg1 wrote on March 12, 2015, 3:04 PM

Hey, your grandson may grow up to be his generation's Charles Schultz!

SLGarcia wrote on March 12, 2015, 3:24 PM

I have a son who has always been a great sketch artist - since he was 4 or 5 years old. Now as an adult he occasionally draws, but just for personal pleasure. I have some of his work and he has a number of framed drawings in his home. It is fun to see what kids come up with.

SLGarcia wrote on March 12, 2015, 3:25 PM

That would certainly be a lot of fun!

inertia4 wrote on March 12, 2015, 4:43 PM

SLGarcia Children are amazing. My mother has some art talent and I get some of that from her. But I don't draw much at all anymore. I have a few things that I did draw back in the day for a friend of mine who worked with the Muscular Dystrophy association. Your grandson has some talent there. And if he is the family comedian, then, he can put a nice twist on his art work. If that is what we pursues.

wolfgirl569 wrote on March 12, 2015, 5:57 PM

I like the cat being in the hat better than wearing it. He did a good job.

j2jworkz wrote on March 12, 2015, 8:25 PM

How cute is that, love that book!

celticeagle wrote on March 12, 2015, 9:56 PM

My grandson started making sense with him when he was about 3 or 4. Before that it was jibberish.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on March 13, 2015, 12:29 PM

That's a pretty good likeness, especially for a 7-year-old.

BarbRad wrote on March 13, 2015, 1:41 PM

Children are so imaginative! I guess we know what he thinks about where the cat ought to be confined.

SLGarcia wrote on March 14, 2015, 1:57 PM

There are/were some artistically talented people in my family but I am not one of them. I can definitely see my Grandson putting some very impish twists to drawings :)

SLGarcia wrote on March 14, 2015, 1:59 PM

Thank you!

SLGarcia wrote on March 14, 2015, 2:00 PM

I love all the books. I especially love reading them out loud to my Grandkids.

SLGarcia wrote on March 14, 2015, 2:02 PM

Thank you. It was particularly surprising because I had never seen him draw anything like it before. It was a first!

SLGarcia wrote on March 14, 2015, 2:04 PM

Thank you! I hadn't thought of it that way - you're right.

AliCanary wrote on March 18, 2015, 7:21 PM

That's so cute! Looks like he has the ability to "think outside the box"--and into the hat!

SLGarcia wrote on March 20, 2015, 10:07 AM

Thank you! You're right about that - one of the many things I love about him is his fantastic imagination.

Kasman wrote on March 22, 2015, 11:09 AM

Children's interpretation of things they see and hear can be very funny. One young lad in our family once drew a picture of a budgie - with big ears! He said that budgies needed big ears to hear the pussy cats coming for them. I guess he had been watching too many cartoons on TV.

SLGarcia wrote on March 24, 2015, 10:04 AM

At least the young lad was thinking logically!