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Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss
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Fox in Socks (1965)

by Dr. Seuss

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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.

AND...

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.

AND...”


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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 |
Solid second rank Dr Seuss ( )
  expatscot | Aug 29, 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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"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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