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Fox in Socks: Dr. Seuss's Book of Tongue Tanglers (Bright & Early Board Books(TM)) Board book – December 27, 2011


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Product Details

  • Series: Bright & Early Board Books(TM)
  • Board book: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers; Brdbk edition (December 27, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307931803
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307931801
  • Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 0.5 x 5.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,526 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Theodor Seuss Geisel—aka Dr. Seuss—is, quite simply, one of the most beloved children’s book authors of all time. The forty-four 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.




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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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#61 in Books > Teens
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Customer Reviews

It is shorter than the original but still very good.
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I let my grandsons hold the book while I read it to them, and when they're ready to read it, I'll be thrilled to just sit and listen.
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I would recommend this book for parents, teachers and children because you can read this book at any time.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By James J MacLeod on May 4, 2012
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This is a great book to read to toddlers. Fox in Socks is a masterpiece of linguistic fun.

However, this printing is not the whole book. The storyline conflict between Knox and the Fox has been removed, as have many other small pieces, e.g. "If sir, you sir, choose to chew sir, with the goo goose, chew sir, do sir!" (I read the full version to my older children a lot!)

Having said that, the pages are cardboard, so toddlers can't accidentally rip them, and there won't be any toddler concern about why Knox is mad at the Fox.

So, for toddlers, pick this up now, and get the "full" version when they're a bit older.
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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful By J. Bristow on March 18, 2013
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This board book makes no sense! While the original Fox in Socks follows two characters as they tackle more and more tongue twisters, this board book just eliminates about half of their dialog and a few of the harder twisters. Where's Luke Luck and his Duck that lick lakes? Where is old Joe Crow? Why only half of the poodle noodle battle? What about Bim and Bin's Big Pig Broom Bands? Don't get this book. Pick up the beginner's library version if you are pressed for cash, but DO NOT BUY the board book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Granibea on December 11, 2012
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Using this book to help with a small speech impediment. Nightly reading of small sections work. Over time the speech will improve.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 27, 2012
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Love all the Dr Suess books for our baby and i think we have just about all of them now.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ms Ruth Wolf on February 4, 2014
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It is a little hard to read out loud. some tongue twisters, but it is fun and has great pictures. You get better at it the more you practice :)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By L. Wilson on December 27, 2013
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I bought this when my daughter was just under a year. She didn't care for it too much at first but now the more and more we read it the more she loves it. She loves to hear the repetitive sounds of the rhyming words.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Valerie StuckInBooks on December 27, 2013
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I grew up with this one and now I'm giving it to my grandson. He loves it because he can hold it without tearing the pages. Perfect.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jen on December 21, 2013
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I thought this was a regular book, it's not. It's the small cardboard book. It's still fun to read with my kids just wish I knew it was bigger
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