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Fox in Socks: Green Back Book (Dr Seuss - Green Back Book) [Paperback]

Dr. Seuss
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6 May 2003 Dr Seuss - Green Back Book

In this hilarious book, the irrepressible Fox in Socks teaches a baffled Mr. Knox some of the slickest, quickest tongue-twisters in town.

With his unique combination of hilarious stories, zany pictures and riotous rhymes, Dr. Seuss has been delighting young children and helping them learn to read for over fifty years. Creator of the wonderfully anarchic Cat in the Hat, and ranked among the UK's top ten favourite children's authors, Seuss is firmly established as a global best-seller, with nearly half a billion books sold worldwide.

As the first step in a major rebrand programme, HarperCollins is relaunching 17 of Dr. Seuss's best-selling books, including such perennial favourites as The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham and Fox in Socks. In response to consumer demand, the bright new cover designs incorporate much needed guidance on reading levels, with the standard paperbacks divided into three reading strands – Blue Back Books for parents to share with young children, Green Back Books for budding readers to tackle on their own, and Yellow Back Books for older, more fluent readers to enjoy. Fox in Socks belongs to the Green Back Book range.

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  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks; Rebranded edition edition (6 May 2003)
  • Language: French
  • ISBN-10: 0007158475
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007158478
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 15.8 x 21.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,741 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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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
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
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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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book full of tongue twisters! 3 Jan 2002
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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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
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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping stuff.... 6 Sep 2001
By A Customer
...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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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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fun for young and old alike - and unique!! 4 Oct 2009
By Mr. Ian A. Macfarlane TOP 100 REVIEWER
I think I can understand why one reviewer gives this one star and clearly dislikes the book - it could drive you nuts! - but for me it is a classic, and it absolutely works with small children. Of all the Dr. Seuss books it is the most zany and tongue-twisting, and it is really difficult to read out loud accurately, but it's fun trying. There is strong rhyme and rhythm and constant repetition or near-repetition of sounds, and small children are fascinated by that. Not only that, the book 'builds' - reading about Bim and Bam is hard enough, but once you reach the tweetle beetles you are mopping your brow. I know from experience that an eighteen-month old will sit motionless and focused while the adults in the room enjoy the facial contortions of the reader as she/he tries to get from beginning to end without dislocating a jaw. No, this is a one-off and a deserved classic.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Didn't expect all the scribbling on the first two pages !!
Published 18 days 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 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 2 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 6 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 9 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 10 months ago by JT
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