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Fox in Socks (Dr. Seuss Classics) [Hardcover]

Dr Seuss
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1 April 2007 Dr. Seuss Classics
This classic Dr. Seuss Beginner Book features silly tongue twisters that will have readers of all ages giggling with glee. When a fox in socks meets Knox in a box, you know that hilarity will ensue. Add chicks with bricks (and blocks and clocks) and you’re sure to get your words twisted and lips locked. With his unmistakable gift for rhyme, Dr. Seuss creates a hysterical and energetic way for beginning readers to dive into the joy of reading. This book comes with the following warning: “This is a book you READ ALOUD to find out just how smart your tongue is. The first time you read it, don’t go fast! This Fox is a tricky fox. He’ll try to get your tongue in trouble.”

Originally created by Dr. Seuss, Beginner Books encourage children to read all by themselves, with simple words and illustrations that give clues to their meaning.
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  • Hardcover: 65 pages
  • Publisher: Zhong Guo DUI Wai Fan Yi Chu Ban She (1 April 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 7500117124
  • ISBN-13: 978-7500117124
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 16.5 x 23.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 662,902 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Theodor Seuss Geisel - better known to millions of his fans as Dr. Seuss - was born the son of a park superintendent in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1904. After studying at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, and later at Oxford University in England, he became a magazine humorist and cartoonist, and an advertising man. He soon turned his many talents to writing children's books, and his first book - And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street - was published in 1937. His greatest claim to fame was the one and only The Cat in the Hat, published in 1957, the first of a hugely successful range of early learning books.

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‘Dr. Seuss ignites a child's imagination with his mischievous characters and zany verses.’
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
By Donald Mitchell HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Board book
This is simply (actually, not so simply) the best beginning book ever for reading aloud!
Children learn to read by first hearing adults read aloud to them. The funnier and more memorable the story, the faster the child learns. In this outstanding book, Dr. Seuss has created delightfully convoluted tongue-twisters to engage enormous laughter, combined with lots of learning. You'll have a ball reading this book out loud, and hearing your child read it with you. Such experiences are great bases for building emotional support and comfort for your child, and establishing a lifelong closeness with your child.
What is absolutely brilliant about the book is that it creates forgiveness for any errors that occur. Mr. Knox, the person who cannot easily say the tongue-twisters, is the hero of the story. This, too, encourages learning. We are expected to mis-say these sentences. Reprieved by Dr. Seuss from the sentence of perfection, we go ahead with more confidence into our laughter.
Here's you first warning about reading aloud: "The first time you read it, don't go fast! This Fox is a tricky fox. He'll try to get your tongue in trouble." Notice, that since only your tongue can get into trouble, you as a person are safe. What a wonderful, loving way to encourage your child!
Your tongue also gets sympathy at the end wondering how numb your tongue is from reading aloud.
Everybody can handle the first page but it soon goes to maximum difficulty.
Mr. Fox is good at coming up with challenges. Mr. Knox is quickly overwhelmed, and Mr. Fox comes up with a harder one each time despite agreeing to come up with an easier one.
But Mr. Knox comes out on top in the end.
After memorization is quite far along, you can have races and time how long it takes to read the book.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as Green Eggs & Ham! 7 Feb 2004
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
My 2 1/2 year old daughter loves all Dr Seuss books, but this is the one I like reading to her the least and thank goodness this is also the least requested at bedtime.
I think it's our least favourite because it's basically a book of tongue-twisters & doesn't really have as much of a 'story' to it like Green Eggs & Ham or Cat in the Hat (I use the word story in the loosest way).
So buy it by all means because if your child loves Dr Seuss then they will love this as well, but if you hate tongue-twisters you have been warned :)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars PLAYING WITH WORDS IS FUN 28 Feb 2001
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
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There can be no better way to increase a child's confidence in his use of language than playing games with words.
Dr Seuss' "Fox in Socks" will take children on a voyage. They will giggle with all the words that rhyme. They will laugh at all the words that spill across the pages, and they will start to see that even nonsense words can sometimes be something special.
Children will learn that a few simple words can be put together in endless combinations. They will see that language can have structure and a story can be built upon the simplest of ideas.
Dr Seuss gets us to focus on and practice all the tricky sounds that make up our words and sometimes cause us to be lazy with our speech. He takes us from a "quick trick brick stack" to one made of blocks, chicks and clocks.
Lots of little tongues have trouble pronouncing Ls. Let them loose on Luke Luck likes lakes".
On a more serious note it could be expected that children who occasionally stumble or stutter with their words may benefit from immersing themselves in the wonderful world of Dr Seuss' "Fox in Socks".
The pictures, once you get to know the style, really grow on you. You just have to keep coming back for more.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book full of tongue twisters! 3 Jan 2002
Format:Paperback
I bought this book for my 2 year old for christmas, and he loves it. It's full of tongue twisters, which he thinks is really funny and has even tried to do them himself! I would definately recommend this book for anyone, adults and children alike!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Board book
I grew up with this book 30 years ago. I revisited it looking for a present for my 5 year old god son. I was immediately transported back to the same age, I remembered the tongue twisters, remembered my Dad struggling with them first time round and baffled my husband - a Seuss virgin - by reading them aloud to him...I now look forward to a) watching my friend try and read them to her children, (my godson) and b)reading them to him myself.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping stuff.... 6 Sep 2001
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
...even if, like my son, your only 14 months old. He can't really say proper words yet but he's mesmerised by the rhyming words and stories in Fox in Sox. Its his favourite bedtime book without a doubt!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Hardcover
On the front cover of "Fox in Socks," one of the "I Can Read It All By Myself" Beginner Books authored and illustrated by Dr. Seuss there appears the following warning:
"This is a book you READ ALOUD to find out just how smart your tongue is. The first time you read it, don't go fast! This Fox is a tricky fox. He'll try to get your tongue in trouble."
Just in case you missed the small print on the cover as soon as you open the book there is an even larger warning instructing you to "Take it Slowly" becaseu "This Book is Dangerous!" If that is not an invitation for young kids to read a book, then I do not know what would be. However, there is a good chance that your tongue will be numb by the time you finish read about "Knox on fox in socks in box," "Six sick bricks tick," and "Sue sews socks of fox in socks now." But if you can call something "a tweetle bettle noodle poodle bottled paddled muddled duddled fuddled wuddled fox in socks," then you need not be a-feared of anything else you ever read in the rest of your life.
"Fox in Socks" is dedicated to Mizi Long and Audrey Dimond of the Mt. Soledad Lingual Laboratories, who I suspect helped Theodor Geisel identify the specific phonetics that beginning readers would have to work on (I had to spend a week repeating some nonsense about "thirty thousand boys with thirty thousand drums" to work on the "th" sound). When you remember that the genesis for "The Cat in the Hat" was the idea of taking 220 basic words, rhyming them, and turning them into a book that would make children more interested in reading than having to deal with Dick, Jane, Sally, and Spot ("See Spot Run. Run Spot Run. Fetch the ball, Spot"). "Fox in Socks" is a clear reminder that these books are not just a lot of fun when you read "Duck takes licks in lakes Luke Luck likes" but also educational, in the best sense of the word.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Didn't expect all the scribbling on the first two pages !!
Published 1 month ago by Suzie K-H
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book in great condition
Really found this book a gem, like other Dr Seuss books . Entertaining and great for aiding reading ability. Dr Seuss ever time
Published 2 months ago by PaulyT
3.0 out of 5 stars Full of Chinese text
I paid considerably extra for the hardback version, knowing it would last longer in the hands of a child. Yet, I didn't understand that the book included a lot of chinese text. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Northern Exposure
5.0 out of 5 stars fun
Lovely book but get ready to get your tongue totally tangled. We love all the Dr Seuss books and this is lovely additon to our collection.
Published 3 months ago by Kamcatka
2.0 out of 5 stars Hard work
This is basically a series of very hard tongue-twisters. It is NOT a storey in the mold of most other DR Seuss books. Disappointed...
Published 3 months ago by Jonathan Page
4.0 out of 5 stars My least favourite of the three books, but the children liked it.
Quite difficult to read well to a young child because of the sheer number of words, but the rhythm of it is exciting
Published 7 months ago by ann witherington
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant but not easy
another lovely addition to our collection but my! this is difficult to read! my daughter is only just over 2 years old and she asks for me to read it all the time but I'm probably... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Daniela Vojvoda
4.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely stupidly silly
This is basically a wonderful, classic, dotty load of tongue twisters from the masterly Dr Suess. I gave it four stars rather than five because i slightly suspect that this is more... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Petrolhead
4.0 out of 5 stars Great
books by DR Seuss are great and i bout it as a present but i have read most of his books as a child so i will recommend for children
Published 10 months ago by roberta
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for kids
Bought these for The kids but adults will see the great "lessons" in the books too. A great author. Well worth a look.
Published 11 months ago by JT
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