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The Foot Book (The Bright and Early Books for Beginning Beginners) Hardcover


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 2 - 5 years
  • Hardcover: 36 pages
  • Publisher: Random House; Book Club Edition edition (October 12, 1968)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0394809378
  • ISBN-13: 978-0394809373
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.8 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,516 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Amazon.com Review

The Foot Book is a quintessentially Seussian classic. Left feet, right feet, slow feet, quick feet, even fuzzy fur feet make their way into Dr. Seuss's "wacky book of opposites." And with the fun flaps and peel-off stickers of this interactive version, yet another generation of fans will become mesmerized by the fancy footwork of this beloved, quirky author. As a tribute to the diverse and multifaceted world of feet, this big board book rejoices in all kinds of feet, especially those showcasing the concept of opposites: "His feet / Her feet," "Up feet / Down feet," "Wet foot / Dry foot." This adaptation has all the brightness and zany charm of the original, with the added delight of flaps to lift and a whole plethora of foot-happy stickers to attach and peel off the pages, again and again. (Ages 3 to 6) --Emilie Coulter --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Illus. in color. Dr. Seuss's characters explore the zany world of feet.  

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"A person's a person, no matter how small," Theodor Seuss Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, would say. "Children want the same things we want. To laugh, to be challenged, to be entertained and delighted."

Brilliant, playful, and always respectful of children, Dr. Seuss charmed his way into the consciousness of four generations of youngsters and parents. In the process, he helped millions of kids learn to read.

Dr. Seuss was born Theodor Geisel in Springfield, Massachusetts, on March 2, 1904. After graduating from Dartmouth College in 1925, he went to Oxford University, intending to acquire a doctorate in literature. At Oxford, Geisel met Helen Palmer, whom he wed in 1927. Upon his return to America later that year, Geisel published cartoons and humorous articles for Judge, the leading humor magazine in America at that time. His cartoons also appeared in major magazines such as Life, Vanity Fair, and Liberty. Geisel gained national exposure when he won an advertising contract for an insecticide called Flit. He coined the phrase, "Quick, Henry, the Flit!" which became a popular expression.

Geisel published his first children's book, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, in 1937, after 27 publishers rejected it.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1984, an Academy Award, three Emmy Awards, three Grammy Awards, and three Caldecott Honors, Geisel wrote and illustrated 44 books. While Theodor Geisel died on September 24, 1991, Dr. Seuss lives on, inspiring generations of children of all ages to explore the joys of reading.

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I made my parents read this book to me every night of the week.
Brianna Tabak
The Foot Book is my favorite childrens book and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to read a great book.
"bct14"
The repetition and presenting of word groups make this an excellent tool for reading.
M. Allen Greenbaum

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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful By G. McCarthy VINE VOICE on October 15, 2003
Format: Board book Verified Purchase
The original hardcover The Foot Book is absolutely awesome, but I had a lot of trouble finding it to buy on Amazon (it has a white cover, not green). For some reason the only versions that came up in my search were the board books. My daughterss have loved this book since they were 6 months old (one is now 12 months and the other is 3 1/2), and my copy is very tired.
Be aware that this version only has 12 pages and has stickers and flaps, which get torn and make a mess. If you're looking for the original version, click on "hardcover edition" on this page and you're all set.
I can't see any reason to purchase the shortened, board book version of this classic unless you're concerned with torn pages. There aren't many words on each page, and the rhymey, sing-song story is short enough to hold your child's attention for the entire book. We read this book together for storytime, and put the sturdier books into the crib for play.
The Foot Book belongs in every small child's library, but go with the real deal, not this dumbed-down version.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By M. Allen Greenbaum HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on March 14, 2001
Format: Hardcover
This is not as wildly imaginative as some other Seuss works, but it IS an excellent book for the beginning reader! It has only 47 words in its 27 pages and includes important vocabulary builders for toddlers and above. Simple adjectives, prepositions, and pronouns predominate. The repetition and presenting of word groups make this an excellent tool for reading.
Since it won't help reading if it's not read, the book contains the fabulous characters and silly situations for which Seuss is known. With big, slightly zany illustrations, this is highly recommended for adults or kids to read to each other!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Donald Mitchell HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 13, 2000
Format: Library Binding
Researchers constantly find that reading to children is valuable in a variety of ways, not least of which are instilling a love of reading and improved reading skills. With better parent-child bonding from reading, your child will also be more emotionally secure and able to relate better to others. Intellectual performance will expand as well. Spending time together watching television fails as a substitute.
To help other parents apply this advice, as a parent of four I consulted an expert, our youngest child, and asked her to share with me her favorite books that were read to her as a young child. The Foot Book was one of her picks.
Dr. Seuss understood the elements of a successful early reader: Lots of repetition, visual adjectives, and hilarious drawings to tie it all together and keep the child racing forward. The Foot Book is perhaps his most successful basic reader.
But what makes this book even more remarkable is that it teaches basic concepts as well such as left versus right (that most chidren are sorting out at this age), high and low, front and back, and counting.
I was further impressed by the obvious encouragement for children to notice feet, and become better observers. You can follow up in this way with your child by asking her or him what was noticed that day about feet.
Please note that this book is quite different from the board book that came out with a similar title in 1996. Avoid that one, and use this one instead.
Have a ball with feet!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Michael J. Mazza HALL OF FAME on January 5, 2001
Format: Hardcover
"Small feet / Big feet / Here come pig feet." With rhymes like this, you know you're in Dr. Seuss territory--in this case, in "The Foot Book." One of Seuss' "Bright and Early" books for beginner readers, this book combines extremely simple rhyming vocabulary with colorful, charming illustrations.
While "The Foot Book" is not quite in the same league with Dr. Seuss' most imaginative and innovative works, it is still a very enjoyable book. And it contains several characteristically "Seussian" characters, including 6-, 8-, and 10-legged creatures that look like they stepped out of a child-friendly science fiction film. I definitely recommend this book to beginning readers, and to older fans of Dr. Seuss.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on March 29, 2007
Format: Hardcover
The Foot Book is a great book. I love how Dr. Seuss ryhmes and just makes the book easy to read and sometimes a tongue twister if read it to fast. The pictures in this book are big, bright, and colorful which makes little kids just want to keep reading. This book kept me reading, and I really want to know how Dr. Seuss does it. He uses simple words that I wouldn't think to use such as "fuzzy fur feet." This is a great book, and I recomend it for little children and maybe even adults if you like childrens' books.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on December 14, 2006
Format: Board book
The Foot Book is a really good book. I think it is funny and fun to read.I think that it is funny how every page has a different kind of feet.like wet foot dry foot.Dr. Seuss is a good author and alll of his books are good.When i was little i never got board with Dr.Suess book.There all good.The foot book never gets boring and it is just a fun book to read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on December 13, 2006
Format: Board book
The Foot Book is a really good book. I think it is funny and fun to read.I think that it is funny how every page has a different kind of feet.like wet foot dry foot.Dr. Seuss is a good author and alll of his books are good.When i was little i never got board with Dr.Suess book.There all good.The foot book never gets boring and it is just a fun book to read.
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