It’s the Balancing Cat in the Hat!


Last Sunday, I was pushing the shopping cart to the checkout counter of the supermarket when my brother intercepts me and leads me to the toy section, where he points to a stack of boxes at the end of one row. He knows I collect book-related memorabilia (mostly toys) and spotted a great bargain for me: The Balancing Cat in the Hat for the super low price of P50 (a little over USD 1)!

I was already gleeful from my successful book-shopping expedition, and this discovery was a perfect ending to that day. We couldn’t wait to get home and try it out.

If you haven’t read Dr. SeussCat in the Hat, let me tell you that balancing is one of the Cat in the Hat’s wacky tricksĀ  as he attempts to amuse the children — he balances a teacup, some milk, a cake, three books, the fish, a rake, a toy boat, a toy man, a red fan, and his umbrella atop a ball.

I opened the box and found a plushie Cat in the Hat on a unicycle, two balancing attachments, and some string. I tied the string to the doors of two wardrobes, (about 3 feet above ground) like a tightrope, attached the balancers, set the unicycle on the string, and ta-daaaaah!

It’s my first Dr. Seuss toy and I love love love it!

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10 Responses to It’s the Balancing Cat in the Hat!

  1. Anne says:

    I want one of those Cat and the Hat thingys. Ha-ha-ha! So cute. I’m on the lookout now. I’ve just awarded you the Versatile Blogger Award. Take a look at the details here and enjoy! http://headfullofbooks.blogspot.com/2010/08/versatile-blogger-me.html

  2. Iya Santos says:

    Blooey, where did you find this, and did they have any more? I want to get some for my nieces and nephews, not to mention my little boy!

    • Sumthinblue says:

      Iya — the toys section at SM Hypermart, Harrison Plaza. There were about five (?) more boxes there… A bit dented but the contents are intact

  3. Iya Santos says:

    Wow! Gosh, I don’t think I’ll make it to Harrison PLaza anytime soon :( In case you go back and it’s not out of your way, please can you grab 3 for me? I will pay you back! Or I will try SM Makati and hope they are there too :)

    • Sumthinblue says:

      Not sure I can go back soon. It’s only at SM Hypermart, not the supermarket. But will check the Hypermart near my office this week.

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  5. kara says:

    Hi! Thanks for blogging about this. I’ve been on the lookout for this in other SM Hypermarts (thanks to your tip) and other toy stores, but haven’t found it. :( I just thought you might be interested in some other Dr. Seuss stuff I’ve come across: http://travelingup.wordpress.com/2011/09/01/searching-for-dr-seuss-stuff/

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