It’s Dr. Seuss’ 109th birthday on March 2, and WTIU is celebrating with new content on-air, in person, online, and on mobile, beginning March 1. Viewers can join everyone’s favorite cat in two new episodes of THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT! as the Cat, Nick and Sally explore science concepts from as far away as space and as close as inside our own bodies. Kids will also be able to continue the science adventure with the new “Swirly Whirly Pearl Hunt” online game and video content online and on mobile.
THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT! will feature two brand new episodes. “Top of the Sky / Jiggle Bones” (premiering Sunday, March 3 at 7:30am) follows the Cat, Nick and Sally as they travel to Audrey the Astronaut’s space station and visit Dr. Giggles to see why bones are important, and “Rumbly Tumbly / Planet Name Game” (premiering Monday, March 4 at 7am) features a super shrunken trip into Thing One’s stomach as well as a whirlwind trip to each of the eight planets.
WTIU will also participate in “Seusspicious Behavior,” Saturday, March 2 from 1 to 4pm at the Monroe County Public Library. The Cat In The Hat costumed character will be there, as well as a crew from WTIU’s weekly children’s show, The Friday Zone , recording “Book Patrol” segments. “Book Patrol” is a new feature on The Friday Zone. Local Hoosier kids appear in the segment, offering a quick review of their favorite book – a book they found while on “Book Patrol!”
Viewers will also have a chance to interact with the Cat in the Hat with the new “Swirly Whirly Pearl Hunt” game. In this game, the Swirly Whirly Ocean is filled with aquatic creatures of all colors, shapes and sizes, and players can catch a ride on the Thinga-ma-jigger to travel deeper and deeper through silly, Seussian schools of fish. The Swirly Whirly Pearl is waiting somewhere far below, along with the chance to create a personalized school of mix-and-match sea creatures. “Swirly Whirly Pearl Hunt” will be available on pbskids.org/catinthehat on March 1.