Would you have a book in your house whose message was
It's OK for you to be left alone alone in the house with no adults, kids. If a stranger calls, let them in, they are fun. Don't worry what they do, it'll all be alright in the end. Oh, and don't tell your parents, kids, it'll be our secret!
Have you ever considered this to be the message that kids can get from "The Cat in the Hat"?
OK, I've overstated the case. I grew up with that book as a child in the '60s and loved it. I certainly don't believe that the interpretation above is the one the Seuss intended. But these days we must take care to teach our kids about the dangers of the modern world, and "The Cat in the Hat" needs a little revision. Sad, isn't it?
Mercifully, the last line runs What would you do, if your Mother asked you?. If you're reading this with your kids, make sure they would confide in you.