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Fox in Socks (Beginner Books) (1965)

by Dr. Seuss

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This book is a brilliant exploration of postmodern language. There is double meaning to every word. I imagined a fox in socks and my mind went wild. What does the Fox stand for? Why is he wearing socks? What do the socks represent? Notice the fox is nude and only wearing socks! Why is there a box? and what is up with Knox? Does Knox mean Fort Knox - Is this a critique of General Patton's strategies employed in World War II? And then there is chicks with bricks and blocks and clocks, and where are they coming from- a critique of Chinese Political policy with Nepal? Was Dr. Seuss commenting on how language often falls short of explaining anything? And the crow, is this a critique of Native American Crow Tribe, is he saying that the Crow Tribe was too slow in reacting to a modern world? Is he also saying that all of life is merely a game played by capitalists? HE also critiques the use of music to move the populace. They march when the band comes in... and what are they licking. His tongue is not made of rubber, a critique of deforestation and use of rubber trees and our over use of a natural resource. The book also examines global conflict between water between two like creatures. What is the reason for atomic proliferation? ( )
  Gregorio_Roth | Dec 5, 2014 |
Join my campaign to have "Do you choose to chew goo, too, sir?" added to Bartlett's. www.petitionape/petitions~redirect%=fawkesnsox.com. ( )
  MeditationesMartini | Oct 27, 2014 |
This book is a complete tongue twister. A clever fox interacts with a character named Knox throughout the book. Knox is instructed by the fox to say many tongue twisting sentences that rhyme. The fox keeps instructing Knox to to say these rhyming sentences out loud and Knox is completely confused though out the whole book. At the end of the book, Knox turns the tables on the fox and gives him a little taste of his own medicine.
  astinchavez | Sep 4, 2014 |
Fox in Socks is a tongue twister that could be fun for any elementary school child to read. Lower elementary students might do better if the teacher reads this book because the rhymes can make it a tricky read. However, the silly pictures make it worth the effort for them to attempt it if they feel up to the challenge. Upper elementary students will enjoy trying to read the rhymes in this book quickly without any mistakes. This is a good book to use for young students who are practicing phonemic awareness because of how word differ based on phonemes or to work on letter-sound relationships. During my teaching internship in a second grade classroom last fall, I successfully used this book to work with a student on reading –ock aloud, a task that he had previously struggled with. Overall, this is an enjoyable book that would make a great addition to many classroom libraries.
  cseiger | Jun 2, 2014 |
ther are lots of wacky stuff ( )
  Rm10 | May 20, 2014 |
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As we mouth his refusals, we ourselves conform: we, readers of books aloud, have pronounced exactly the tongue-tying utterance that Knox declares himself unable, or unwilling, to say.
 
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"This Fox is a tricky fox. He'll try to get your tongue in trouble." Dr. Seuss gives fair warning to anyone brave enough to read along with the Fox in Socks, who likes to play tongue-twisting games with his friend Mr. Knox. "Here's an easy game to play. Here's an easy thing to say.... New socks. Two socks. Whose socks? Sue's socks." But Mr. Fox Socks isn't about to let Knox off so easy. Soon Goo-Goose is choosing to chew chewy gluey blue goo, while tweetle beetles battle with paddles in a puddle (in case you were wondering, that's called a "tweetle beetle puddle paddle battle"). Mr. Knox gets exasperated: "I can't blab such blibber blubber! My tongue isn't made of rubber." But he catches on to the game before it's all through. One of Seuss's best, this must-read-aloud classic is guaranteed to get many giggles out of readers young and old. (Ages 4 to 8) --Paul Hughes

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A collection of tongue twisters that is "an amusing exercise for beginning readers.

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