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Fox in Socks (Beginner Books(R)) (original 1965; edition 1965)

by Dr. Seuss

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Title:Fox in Socks (Beginner Books(R))
Authors:Dr. Seuss
Info:Random House Books for Young Readers (1965), Hardcover
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Fox in Socks (Beginner Books) by Dr. Seuss (1965)



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A fox in socks asks Mr. Knox to join him a variety of "games," all of which turn out to be saying different tongue twisters, to poor Mr. Knox's dismay!

This book has the typical Seussian illustrations and silly language, upping the ante here with a number of different tongue twisters. Although it can be a mouthful to read aloud, it's waaaay better than Seuss's Oh Say Can You Say?, which is truly impossible. I found that the young kids in my life got a kick out of hearing me read this book, rather than trying to tackle it themselves, although in theory they should be able to read most if not all of the words on their own. ( )
  sweetiegherkin | May 13, 2017 |
This book is one of Dr. Seuss’ beginner books and is simply that because it is more about how to read than actually comprehending what is being read. This book has rhymes over and over again; a tongue twister book at times. The two main characters in the book are Mr. Fox and Mr. Knox, and Mr. Fox wants to play a game with Mr. Knox which is to say multiple sentences at once that all rhyme. But, Mr. Knox is not capable of rhyming as well and as fast as Mr. Fox therefore Mr. Knox gets very frustrated and keeps saying to stop. Even though Mr. Fox was annoying, Mr. Knox finally started rhyming and he was not as bad as he thought. The central message therefore is to not think you can not do something before you try it, you may surprise yourself. (always believe in yourself) ( )
  BrittanyAuel | Mar 29, 2017 |
In my opinion, I enjoyed Fox in Sox by Dr. Seuss and I would say that it is a great book for children to read. Dr. Seuss uses rhymes, bright colors, and large detailed pictures of the characters. The illustrations cover the entire page if not at least half. Each page has a new rhyme using the words from the title. For example, on page four and five Dr. Seuss writes, “Socks on Knox and Knox in box. Fox in socks on box in Knox.” Young kids especially enjoy hearing or doing things that are repetitive. This book could be used to involve children in reading and is a great tool for them to pick up sight words. The colors stay the same corresponding to the original color of the character for example, the Fox from the story is red and wears blue socks throughout the entire book. The Knox character stays yellow the entire time. This allows children to make connections about characters throughout the book. The setting in the story also stays the same throughout the book with a blue background for the sky and a white ground. I enjoy reading Dr. Seuss books especially those full of tongue twisters such as Fox in Sox. ( )
  staylo34 | Mar 26, 2017 |
More than fifty years after first reading this, I can still recite it off by heart. ( )
  kleh | Feb 15, 2017 |
Another classic Dr. Seuss book, perfect to read aloud for children at a young age (kinder and first grade) and independent reading for second and third graders. There is a lot of rhyming in the book and it is a silly book that kids will enjoy. ( )
  Sthefania | Jan 30, 2017 |
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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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