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Fox in Socks (Dr. Seuss) Paperback – 5 May 2016

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Product details

  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks (5 May 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 000744155X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007441556
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 0.6 x 28 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (108 customer reviews)
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“[Dr. Seuss] has…instilled a lifelong love of books, learning and reading [in children]” – The Telegraph

“Dr. Seuss ignites a child’s imagination with his mischievous characters and zany verses” – The Express

“The magic of Dr. Seuss, with his hilarious rhymes, belongs on the family bookshelf” – Sunday Times Magazine

“The author… has filled many a childhood with unforgettable characters, stunning illustrations, and of course, glorious rhyme” – The Guardian

“Dr. Seuss ignites a child's imagination with his mischievous characters and zany verses.” – The Express

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A sticker reading book!

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Fabulous! By the time it arrived had forgotten I ordered it
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I did not noticed it was the short version
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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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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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By A Customer on 28 Feb. 2001
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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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My grandson loved it
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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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If you love Dr Seuss and especially if you love Fox in Socks - DO NOT BUY THIS - this is a board book edition and for some incomprehensible reason they have left out half of the pages. Totally and utterly WRONG.
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