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I Can Read With My Eyes Shut! is a children's book written and illustrated by Theodor Geisel under the pen name Dr. Seuss and published by Random House on November 12, 1978. In the book, The Cat in the Hat shows his son Young Cat the fun he can get out of reading, and also shows that reading is a useful way of gaining knowledge.

History Edit

This book was written after Seuss' vision began to fade and he started wearing glasses. The book is dedicated to "David Worthen, E.G. (Eye Guy)", who was his ophthalmologist.

Translations Edit

  • Arabic: أستطيع أن أقرأ وأنا مغمض العينين ('Astatie 'an 'aqra wa'ana maghmad aleynayn)
  • Chinese: 我闭着眼睛都能读书 (Wǒ bì zhuó yǎnjīng dōu néng dúshū)
  • Hebrew: לקרא בעינים עצומות (Lakra bainim atzomot)
  • Spanish: iYo puedo leer con los ojos cerrados!

Trivia Edit

  • This is the third Beginner Book starring The Cat In The Hat.
  • On pages 34-35, there are signs reading a worldwide location:
    • Dallas, Texas, USA
    • Lake Forest, California, USA
    • Naples, Italy
    • Nashua, New Hampshire, USA
    • Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    • Omsk, Russia
    • Salina, Kansas, USA
      • Birthplace of Curtis A. Abel
    • San Diego, California, USA
    • Schenectady, New York, USA
    • Tokyo, Japan
    • Wabash, Indiana, USA
    • Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania