Cake On A Rake
Do not miss Louis Menand's brilliant analysis of The Cat In The Hat in the December 20 New Yorker.
The children hate the cat. They take no joy in his stupid pet tricks, and they resent his attempt to distract them from what they really want to be doing, which is staring out the window for a sign of their mother's return. Next to that consummation, cake on a rake is pretty feeble entertainment.
This is the fish's constantly iterated point, and the fish is not wrong.
Menand mentions in passing that The Cat In The Hat Comes Back is the Grammatology of Dr. Seuss.