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There's a Wocket in My Pocket! (1974)

by Dr. Seuss

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A household of unusual creatures help beginning readers recognize common "household" words.

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There’s a Wocket in My Pocket by Dr. Seuss (1974 1st ed.) 21 pages.

Who doesn’t love Dr. Seuss’s rhymes. This is a cute, small board book…perfect bedtime story. Gave to my grandi, Henri, for his 6th birthday. ( )
  MissysBookshelf | Aug 27, 2023 |
The book starts off with a little boy asking did you ever feel there’s a Wasket in your Basket. And then the boy explores around the house, finding more rhyming monster-looking creatures. He is happy with most of them. But he wishes some were never there. Finally, he snoozes off with a Zillow on his pillow, hoping he never leaves the house.

Dr. Seuss’ books don’t need an intro. Notably, there’s a wocket in my pocket. It’s silly and, in parts, weird. The illustrations are apt for the text, and this one will surely give you jiggles and chuckles.
Pick this book if you are a fan of Dr. Seuss’ books.
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  NBPBreviews | Jul 28, 2022 |
Great for storytime with older kiddos (4-5s). They loved coming up with their own goofy rhymes. ( )
  AnnaWaffles | Aug 28, 2020 |
'Not a Doctor' Read the New Yorker article on Seuss Seuss was an artist with all the usual cluelessness. as the context for a genius which 'he did not know that he knew'. People were a mystery, but he zeroed in on specific features and his aim was unerring..He really neither knew nor liked real kids (and had none) but he knew what they wanted.
  brendanus | Oct 12, 2018 |
I liked this book for younger audiences. Its creative and fun but repetitive. great pictures and as always great rhyming. ( )
  dgillu1 | Oct 3, 2018 |
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Did you ever have the feeling there's a WASKET in your BASKET?
Sometimes I feel quite CERTAIN there's a JERTAIN in the CURTAIN.
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A household of unusual creatures help beginning readers recognize common "household" words.

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"There's a Wocket in my Pocket!" is a story written by Dr. Seuss, which means it is another example of a story that makes no sense, but is fun to read. The story is silly that includes rhymes to help add to the silliness. Through this story, children will also practice word identifications, meaning being able to find words that are simple in spelling and sounding. Children will enjoy this story and its made up words.
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