Fox in Socks: 50th Anniversay Edition

Hardcover | January 12, 1965

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Fox in Socks celebrates 50 years of troubling tongues!

     This classic Beginner Book by Dr. Seuss features silly tongue twisters that will have young readers--and their parents--giggling with glee. When a fox in socks meets Knox in a box, hilarity ensues. Add chicks with bricks and blocks and clocks and you're sure to get your words twisted and lips locked! With his unmistakable gift for rhyme, Dr. Seuss creates a hysterical and energetic way for beginning readers to dive into the joy of reading. This book comes with the following warning: "This is a book you READ ALOUD to find out just how smart your tongue is. The first time you read it, don't go fast! This Fox is a tricky fox. He'll try to get your tongue in trouble." Available for a limited time only with a peel-off 50th Anniversary Edition sticker on the cover, this is an ideal gift for the holidays, birthdays, and happy occasions of all kinds that the whole family will enjoy.

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It’s got rhymes like ‘muddle’ and ‘puddle’  and ‘noodle’ and ‘poodle.’ But more importantly, Fox in Socks has oodles of moxy! One of many hilarious, wildly imaginative and classic children’s stories by Pulitzer Prize-winner Dr. Seuss, this wonderful book of catchy rhymes teaches beginning readers the components of basic vocabulary. Vib...

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Fox in Socks celebrates 50 years of troubling tongues!      This classic Beginner Book by Dr. Seuss features silly tongue twisters that will have young readers--and their parents--giggling with glee. When a fox in socks meets Knox in a box, hilarity ensues. Add chicks with bricks and blocks and clocks and you're sure to get your wo...

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Illus. in full color. A collection of tongue twisters that is "an amusing exercise for beginning readers."--"Kirkus.

THEODOR SEUSS GEISEL—aka Dr. Seuss—is one of the most beloved children’s book authors of all time. From The Cat in the Hat to Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, his iconic characters, stories, and art style have been a lasting influence on generations of children and adults. The books he wrote and illustrated under the name Dr. Seuss (and othe...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:72 pages, 9.31 × 6.81 × 0.38 inPublished:January 12, 1965Publisher:Random House Children's Books

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0394800389

ISBN - 13:9780394800387

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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Rated out of 5 by from A good book but the tongue twister start to get to me. And my niece didn't seem to like this one as much.
Date published: 2013-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2009-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dr. Suess' Greatest Achievement ! Theodore Greisel was a literary genius. Under the pseudonym of "Dr. Suess", he single-handedly reinvented the way pre-schoolers were taught how to read. No small feat. All of his books were engaging, with outrageous illustrations and playful sounds to teach basic phonetics, syntax, and fundamental reading skills. Most notable about his art, was how respectfully Greisel treated children and their intelligence. Many would consider his 1957 classic "The Cat In The Hat" to be his best book. In my opinion, "Fox In Socks" is his magnum opus. The book opens with the wry warning : Take it Slowly. This Book Is Dangerous ! Written entirely with increasingly complex tounge-twisters, "Fox In Socks" engages children on a visceral level ; and adults almost on a psychedelic one ! Genuinely funny and utterly brilliant. Few books have ever made me laugh out loud. This one does.
Date published: 2008-01-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excllent i thought that this book was very good. my favorite part is te tweedle beetle battle, or whatever it was.
Date published: 2000-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tongue Twister Focks in Sox or Socks in Fox, however you manage to say it. This book was an absolute delight, to both myself and my 2-year-old daughter (Parents can relate). My daughter loves being read to, and the only other time she was as attentive was during Green Eggs and Ham.
Date published: 1999-06-16

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From Our Editors

It’s got rhymes like ‘muddle’ and ‘puddle’  and ‘noodle’ and ‘poodle.’ But more importantly, Fox in Socks has oodles of moxy! One of many hilarious, wildly imaginative and classic children’s stories by Pulitzer Prize-winner Dr. Seuss, this wonderful book of catchy rhymes teaches beginning readers the components of basic vocabulary. Vibrant red-and-blue illustrations add even more punch to this fun tale.