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Paperback Fox in Socks: Green Back Book (Dr Seuss - Green Back Book) (Dr. Seuss: Green Back Books) Book

ISBN: 0007158475

ISBN13: 9780007158478

Fox in Socks: Green Back Book (Dr Seuss - Green Back Book) (Dr. Seuss: Green Back Books)

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Book Is totally ruined by crayon

I bought this book in "good" condition and it gets here totally covered and unreadable in crayon

Fox in Socks

Dr Seuss' Fox in Socks - a gift for my granddaughter. Who doesn't love Dr. Seuss!!

Tongue Twister For Mama.

My daughter hasn't got into reading yet (all of three years old but we're getting there) so I was left as the designated reader. With that being said, I was tired form this childhood classic of mines and have sworn it off for once a month reading. Either way, I've always loved it and the shipping and condition was as described.

The Dr. Seuss tongue twisting workout!

Dr. Seuss has created another entertaining children's classic with "Fox in Socks." The plot is simple: the clever title character dazzles his friend Knox with a series of increasingly complex tongue twisters. Along the way, Seuss reveals a number of fantastic images: a marching band in which all the musicians are pigs, a crow in a top hat, and more.The book even has a touch of science fiction when the Fox introduces Knox to a weird lake of chewing gum-like blue goo. But it's the tongue twisting rhymes that are the central attraction of this book. By the time you get to the "muddle puddle tweetle poodle beetle noodle bottle paddle battle," you will certainly appreciate Seuss's writerly virtuosity. This is a fun book, and the Fox earns his place alongside Seuss's most memorable characters.

Repetition and Rhyme You Say?

Dr. Seuss once again proves that rhyming tongue twisters repeated over and over and over again will help my child learn to read and associate words and sounds and drive me nuts in the process. It was worth it. Thank you.

Best Seuss EVER!

I had this book when I was young, and unfortunately tore it up beyond recognition....but when I had my own son 4 years ago, I HAD to get this husband and I would crack up when we'd read this aloud to my son as an infant, and now that he's older, he's laughing along with us! This is GUARANTEED to bring a smile upon the readers face, as well as anyone around who gets the joy of hearing them! I'm now 27 and I STILL love it!

Dr. Seuss genius at work

Sure, it teaches valuable vocabulary words and rhyme schemes to tiny tots. And no doubt there's a thesis somewhere comparing hapless Knox to Stalin knocking heads against the red-white-and-blue American Fox. But *Fox in Socks* is above all other things the first instrument of torture children can use against their parents. Take Father, tired out from a hard day at the office. "Read me a story, Daddy," coos his blond princess. Father bravely tries to wrap his tongue around "Luke Luck likes lakes./ Luke's duck likes lakes." Daddy's little angel chortles with each misspoken word -- and there are plenty of them by the time he arrives at the muddle puddle tweetle poodle beetle noodle battle paddle battle." She goes to sleep secure in the knowledge that not only can she grow up to be president, but that she's already smarter than her poor parents. And that's the genius of Dr. Suess. His tongue teasers and outrageous Goo Gooses and Bim Bens and Tweedle Beetles don't just foster imagination -- they encourage kids to let it run rampant.

Wacky, rhyming, tongue-tangling fun!

Even though it elicits the occasional groan of agony from the adult doing the reading, Fox in Socks is THE favorite book in our house! That silly, socks-wearing fox and poor, beleaguered Mr. Knox have brought many a giggle to our bed-time reading adventures, not to mention the childish howls of laughter heard during the pathetic, tongue-tripping rendition presented by the victim...ahem...parent chosen to do the reading. From the start of the game to the beetle-battle atop the noodle-eating poodle at the end of the story, Fox in Socks is a frolicking romp for kids of all ages. Every house with or without children should have this book-it's a classic no library should be without!

Fox in Socks Mentions in Our Blog

Published by Beth Clark • December 04, 2018

Socks are such a basic item that they're easy to take for granted...and leave on the floor, shove under beds, or lose to the dryer monster. (It happens to the best of us.) But socks actually deserve mad props for keeping our wiggly and sometimes stinky feet dry, warm, and free from blisters, so in honor of National Sock Day, here's a little history of how they became a thing and some "rules" to follow. (And yes, no socks with sandals is one of them, but that wasn’t always the case...)

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