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Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss

Fox in Socks (1965)

by Dr. Seuss

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The smart Fox uses difficult tongue twisters to get the confused Mr. Knox in trouble with his tongue.



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This is a fun and entertaining fictional picture book that is an enjoyable read for all readers. The words can be tongue twisters, which makes it all the more fun to read. The pictures are colorful and filled with many actions and colors that allow for the readers to remain engaged while listening to the various rhyming words. This book can be a good start off for young students who are learning rhyming words. It is also beneficial for poetic devices such as repetition of words and the rhythm on each set of two pages. This book can be a model for a assignment with writing poems using rhyming words and repetition of words as well. ( )
  Morgan.Santiago | Oct 23, 2019 |
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  RamblingBookNerd | Jun 5, 2019 |
Gosh, I’d forgotten how much I loved this Dr. Seuss book with its endless tongue twisters which are bound to make your tongue numb should you actually attempt to read it out loud. Something I don’t think I’d done since I was a wee thing and must have laughed my little heart out loud at, if tonight’s solo performance was anything to judge by. I might not have children to read to, but listening to David Hyde Pierce delivering this story with the perfection you’d expect from that actor, I just HAD to pull out the book and try it for myself and the result was hilariously inept, as I suspect it must be for most normal non-actor human beings who don’t spend half their working days doing tongue twisters as warm ups.

Everyone’s favourite part has got to be the tweedle beetles (leaving out the last couple of stanzas to avoid spoilers!):

“When tweetle beetles fight,
it's called a tweetle beetle battle.

And when they battle in a puddle,
it's a tweetle beetle puddle battle.

AND when tweetle beetles battle with paddles in a puddle,
they call it a tweetle beetle puddle paddle battle.


When beetles battle beetles in a puddle paddle battle
and the beetle battle puddle is a puddle in a bottle...
...they call this a tweetle beetle bottle puddle paddle battle muddle.


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  Smiler69 | Dec 6, 2018 |
Dr. Suess is always great for the classroom because its all about repetition and poetry. ( )
  mls127 | Nov 26, 2018 |
Loosen up your tongue before you read this one out loud! My kids LOVE the Beetle Butter Battle (or whatever it is...) ( )
  cubsfan3410 | Sep 1, 2018 |
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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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