Fox in Socks
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Fox in Socks

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by Dr. Seuss, Dr. Seuss
     
 

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Back in 1957, Theodor Geisel responded to an article in Life magazine that lamented the use of boring reading primers in schools. Using the pseudonym of "Dr. Seuss" (Seuss was Geisel's middle name) and only two hundred twenty-three words, Geisel created a replacement for those dull primers: "The Cat in the Hat." The instant success of the book prompted Geisel and

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Back in 1957, Theodor Geisel responded to an article in Life magazine that lamented the use of boring reading primers in schools. Using the pseudonym of "Dr. Seuss" (Seuss was Geisel's middle name) and only two hundred twenty-three words, Geisel created a replacement for those dull primers: "The Cat in the Hat." The instant success of the book prompted Geisel and his wife to found Beginner Books, and Geisel wrote many popular books in this series, including "Hop on Pop," "Fox in Socks," and "Green Eggs and Ham." Other favorite titles in this series are "Go, Dog, Go!" and "Are You My Mother?" by P. D. Eastman, "A Fly Went By," by Mike McClintock, and "Put Me in the Zoo," by Robert Lopshire. These affordable hardcover books combine large print, easy vocabulary, and large, bright illustrations in stories kids will want to read again and again. Grades 1 - Grades 2.

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Dr. Seuss ignites a child's imagination with his mischievous characters and zany verses.The Express

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780394800387
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
01/28/1965
Series:
I Can Read It All By Myself Beginner Books Series
Pages:
72
Sales rank:
6,166
Product dimensions:
6.75(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
500L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

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 others that he wrote but did not illustrate, including some under the pseudonyms Theo. LeSieg and Rosetta Stone) have been translated into thirty languages. Hundreds of millions of copies have found their way into homes and hearts around the world. Dr. Seuss’s long list of awards includes Caldecott Honors for McElligot’s Pool, If I Ran the Zoo, and Bartholomew and the Oobleck, the Pulitzer Prize, and eight honorary doctorates. Works based on his original stories have won three Oscars, three Emmys, three Grammys, and a Peabody.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
March 2, 1904
Date of Death:
September 4, 1991
Place of Birth:
Springfield, Massachusetts
Place of Death:
La Jolla, California
Education:
B.A., Dartmouth College, 1925; Oxford University (no degree)

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Fox In Socks 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like this book i cann reed this book relli fasst and guse what, I UEED MY SIISTERS NOOK HAHAHAHAHAGAHAGSFSFAGAHAHAHA
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love all the dr. seuss books inculding this one
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have taught my 3 children to read with 2 books, Green Eggs & Ham and Fox in Socks. It's fun reading that always holds the childs interest and and you can start reading to them at 2 years old or younger. Dr. Suess hit the nail on the head with his books.
Anonymous 12 months ago
Jurk (:-) short
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My husband reads this to our kids really fast and love it!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is pretty fun to read aloud but it is definitely not one of Dr. Suess's better books. I like Green Eggs, Ham and Cat in the Hat, and Oh The Places You'll Go much more than this book. The rhymes in this book don't always flow well and there really isn't much of a real story, just strange situations cobbled together to get you tongue tied. I really like Oh the Places You'll Go because the words rhyme well but there is also a very good story and lesson told in the book. It's a good book for kids and adults alike. My daughter also pays attention to that story longer when I am reading it to her than Fox in Socks. She make like reading Fox in Socks more later when she starts reading on her own, but for now, it's not a big hit.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Of course we all love Dr Seuss, and this book it a total Tongue Twister. There are silly warnings, (which should be taken seriously) at the beginning of the book and on the cover. My 5 year old is learning her words, and enjoyed reading this book, though I believe I enjoyed it more. It's a delightfully wonderful book about a silly fox who tries to get a Knox to say all these tongue twisting games. The Knox doesn't believe he can say everything that the fox wants him to say, but of course in trying to deny his ability to say all the tongue twists, he ends up saying them all, plus adding his own. This is a delightful Dr. Seuss and enjoyed by us!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book to read to Kindergarteners as part of our school's week long celebration of Dr. Suess. This book is much too long and much too difficult for 5 and 6 year olds to listen to and enjoy. I gave it to a 2nd grade teacher.
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MrsChav More than 1 year ago
Great for sounding out words - learning about words that rhyme - colorful and fun to read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have several books that I buy 2 of and my grandson has a copy in Vancouver and I have one. Dr Seuss is some of our favorites. We Skype at night an I get t read him bedtime stories live. He loves this book because much of it he can read himself.
Jordan_Hal More than 1 year ago
This is an awesome Book to have in one's own library. Everyone should own Seuss works, along with Ohio Blue Tips by Jeanne E. Clark, The Photos In The Closet by Daniel E. Lopez, and works by Alison Townsend.
tejneckyc More than 1 year ago
My daughter loves this from page one... "Take it SLOWLY! This book is DANGEROUS!" She's 2.
RangerElf More than 1 year ago
This book is definitely dangerous! It's full of funny but awesome riddles, Dr. Seuss was definitely a genius to have written this, and to make it funny and witty enough for young minds to actually want to read it. My daughter loves trying to read it (she can't make it through the book yet without getting tongue-tied), and she loves when I read it to them, but normally I can't finish the book neither because I drop down laughing from all the silliness. I wholeheartedly recommend this book if you have children, or even if you don't but enjoy a book full of silly rhymes and tongue-twisters :-)
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MicheleLeesBookLove More than 1 year ago
A book designed to twist your tongue into contortions, kids love the wackiness and also seem to enjoy seeing the grown ups mess up. Not for lightweight adult readers.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
book is a rhyming book with a fox who wears socks, and has to count how many socks and who where¿s socks. It is a really fun book to read, but it¿s a tongue twister, you really have to watch the words you read or you will get tongue tied. Seuss, Dr. Fox in Socks. New York: Random House Inc. 1965.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a rhyming book with a fox who wears socks, and has to count how many socks and who where¿s socks. It is a really fun book to read, but it¿s a tongue twister, you really have to watch the words you read or you will get tongue tied. Seuss, Dr. Fox in Socks. New York: Random House Inc. 1965.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is great. I read it as a child, and I still enjoy reading it today. No matter how much you read it, the tongue twisters found here will keep you on the edge of your seat trying over and over until you get them right!! This book is contagious for readers young and old.