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The Foot Book (The Bright and Early Books for Beginning Beginners) Hardcover – October 12, 1968
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Forgo this copy, just get the hardcover edition. You'll thank me later when you don't have to figure out why they forced an "opposites" theme on poor Dr. Seuss, or why they cut out some of the best passages.
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.
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!
The illustrations are wonderful and classic Dr. Seuss style; but the real draw here is the information the books imparts to young readers and children learning to read.
The book has a page near the very front so that the child can write their name in it to personalize this book; that's sweet and a very clever idea to draw the child into the book all the more.
The lines of the book teach adjectives and nouns as they relate to, well, feet. (Well, mostly as they relate to feet.) Children are taught the words and the differences between left and right; morning and night; wet and dry; high and low; front and back; slow and quick; up and down--and much more. It's all very well done.
The hardcover of the book feels very strong and resilient so that young children can't accidentally do much damage to it; and the quality of the paper is excellent.
I highly recommend this book for young children. It is very educational and fun for them at the same time. Just don't tell them they're learning--as long as they think this is all in fun they'll gobble up this information faster than anything!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a favorite of both my boys. We had to get another copy because the first was so "loved".Published 15 days ago by krisler
Fun little book that takes 1 minute to read though. I am not sure if this is the full book.Published 18 days ago by Michael J.
This was my daughter's favorite book as a preschooler (she's an adult now), and I decided to buy it for my neice's son. He loved it! Read morePublished 22 days ago by Cheri L.
This is an expansion of the board book, so a little different. But a great read and my kids enjoy it too!Published 24 days ago by Stephen Connelly
Great for a very early reader. After you've read it to them once, they can get the cadence of the poetry (if you will) and make out the words and there seems to be much less effort... Read morePublished 26 days ago by honey2two
I like the classic Dr. Seuss story and was excited to find it in board book version but am a bit disappointment with how it has held up. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Heidi