Saturday, March 8, 2008

Fox in Socks

Fox in Socks is classic Seuss. (Is there any un-classic Seuss???) It could quite possibly be one of the funnest books to read aloud ever written. Not that it's an easy task to accomplish. But it's fun through and through. Tongue twisters. Whether you are a master or a novice, these tongue twisters are fun, fun, fun. Open it up. First page. "Take it slowly. This book is dangerous." Written in 1965, it features a tricky fox and a lovable knox.
Chicks with bricks come.
Chicks with blocks come.
Chicks with bricks and
blocks and clocks come.
That is just a small example of what Fox in Socks offers. Here's another favorite:
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.
When beetles battle beetles
in a puddles paddle battle
and the beetle battle puddle
is a puddle in a bottle...
they call this
a tweetle beetle
bottle puddle
paddle battle muddle
When beetles
fight these battles
in a bottle
with their paddles
and the bottle's
on a poodle
and the poodle's
eating noodle...
they call this
a muddle puddle
tweetle poodle
beetle noodle
bottle paddle battle.
You get the idea. (Read to see for yourself if this fun with tweetle beetles continues...) That was about as much as Mr. Knox was really to hear! But my guess is your little ones would want to hear this one more, more, more. And really who could blame them?
Fun for all ages. Meant to be shared and enjoyed. Over and over and over again.

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