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In this hilarious book, the irrepressible Fox in Socks teaches a baffled Mr. Knox some of the slickest, quickest tongue-twisters in town. With his unique combination of hilarious stories, zany pictures and riotous rhymes, Dr. Seuss has been delighting young children and helping them learn to read for over fifty years. Creator of the wonderfully anarchic Cat in the Hat, and In this hilarious book, the irrepressible Fox in Socks teaches a baffled Mr. Knox some of the slickest, quickest tongue-twisters in town. With his unique combination of hilarious stories, zany pictures and riotous rhymes, Dr. Seuss has been delighting young children and helping them learn to read for over fifty years. Creator of the wonderfully anarchic Cat in the Hat, and ranked among the UK's top ten favourite children's authors, Seuss is firmly established as a global best-seller, with nearly half a billion books sold worldwide. As the first step in a major rebrand programme, HarperCollins is relaunching 17 of Dr. Seuss's best-selling books, including such perennial favourites as The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham and Fox in Socks. In response to consumer demand, the bright new cover designs incorporate much needed guidance on reading levels, with the standard paperbacks divided into three reading strands – Blue Back Books for parents to share with young children, Green Back Books for budding readers to tackle on their own, and Yellow Back Books for older, more fluent readers to enjoy. Fox in Socks belongs to the Green Back Book range.


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In this hilarious book, the irrepressible Fox in Socks teaches a baffled Mr. Knox some of the slickest, quickest tongue-twisters in town. With his unique combination of hilarious stories, zany pictures and riotous rhymes, Dr. Seuss has been delighting young children and helping them learn to read for over fifty years. Creator of the wonderfully anarchic Cat in the Hat, and In this hilarious book, the irrepressible Fox in Socks teaches a baffled Mr. Knox some of the slickest, quickest tongue-twisters in town. With his unique combination of hilarious stories, zany pictures and riotous rhymes, Dr. Seuss has been delighting young children and helping them learn to read for over fifty years. Creator of the wonderfully anarchic Cat in the Hat, and ranked among the UK's top ten favourite children's authors, Seuss is firmly established as a global best-seller, with nearly half a billion books sold worldwide. As the first step in a major rebrand programme, HarperCollins is relaunching 17 of Dr. Seuss's best-selling books, including such perennial favourites as The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham and Fox in Socks. In response to consumer demand, the bright new cover designs incorporate much needed guidance on reading levels, with the standard paperbacks divided into three reading strands – Blue Back Books for parents to share with young children, Green Back Books for budding readers to tackle on their own, and Yellow Back Books for older, more fluent readers to enjoy. Fox in Socks belongs to the Green Back Book range.

30 review for Fox in Sox (Printed for Kohl's by Random House Children's Books)

  1. 5 out of 5

    Tim

    What does the fox say? Incoherent nonsense that my daughter truly loves. I've given up ever trying to read this book without messing up at least once, my voice and brain are just not up to the challenge; if anything though, that is part of the charm. Obviously based on her laughter, that adds to the book to her at least. 4/5 stars for one of the good doctor's classics. What does the fox say? Incoherent nonsense that my daughter truly loves. I've given up ever trying to read this book without messing up at least once, my voice and brain are just not up to the challenge; if anything though, that is part of the charm. Obviously based on her laughter, that adds to the book to her at least. 4/5 stars for one of the good doctor's classics.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Erin

    Mental Health Break! I've been reading books dealing with really dark situations all day, so I needed something easy to read. Super cute read! Mental Health Break! I've been reading books dealing with really dark situations all day, so I needed something easy to read. Super cute read!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Sean Gibson

    The only downside to this delightful Seuss joint, perhaps my favorite work of his, is that it lacks the greatest tongue-twister of all time: how many boys could a bag boy bag if a bag boy could bag boys? (The answer is seven, incidentally, if you’re keeping score at home.)

  4. 5 out of 5

    Kelly (and the Book Boar)

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Either 1 Star or 5 Stars depending on how many times you've been forced to read it/how many glasses of wine you've had to drink Any sportsball fans in the house? If so you’ll know that meme is 100% accurate. However, since today is Dr. Seuss’ birthday I’m here to talk about a different annoying sound – that which comes from discovering what the fox says . . . Wrong again, but it’s almost as aggravating. In case you are someone w Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ Either 1 Star or 5 Stars depending on how many times you've been forced to read it/how many glasses of wine you've had to drink Any sportsball fans in the house? If so you’ll know that meme is 100% accurate. However, since today is Dr. Seuss’ birthday I’m here to talk about a different annoying sound – that which comes from discovering what the fox says . . . Wrong again, but it’s almost as aggravating. In case you are someone who is far removed from your own childhood and not yet cursed blessed with any children of your own, you might not be familiar with Fox in Socks. Take note that any children’s book that comes with a disclaimer . . . might not end up being your idea of a great time. Buuuuuuuuuuut, if you discover you have been gifted with the ability to read tongue-twisters at an astonishing speed, the tiny human giggles that your magic will generate is well worth the annoyance of having this be the selection that is requested to read on a never-ending loop of ”AGAIN!!!!” And really, the alternative “fox” story . . . Will make you have to up your dosage of Lexapro so it’s better to stick with this one.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Willow

    This is my favorite Dr. Suess book of all time. That’s because my mom couldn’t read it. I mean...she could read most of it. But when she got to the Bim bends Ben’s broom, she’d start tripping up. Then she’d start to laugh, and she laughed so hard a couple of times tears came to her eyes. I loved my mom’s laughter. Consequently, I used to pick up this book almost every night. I think she hid it for a while. So can YOU read this out loud? Bim comes. Ben comes. Bim brings Ben broom. Ben brings Bim broo This is my favorite Dr. Suess book of all time. That’s because my mom couldn’t read it. I mean...she could read most of it. But when she got to the Bim bends Ben’s broom, she’d start tripping up. Then she’d start to laugh, and she laughed so hard a couple of times tears came to her eyes. I loved my mom’s laughter. Consequently, I used to pick up this book almost every night. I think she hid it for a while. So can YOU read this out loud? Bim comes. Ben comes. Bim brings Ben broom. Ben brings Bim broom. Ben bends Bim's broom. Bim bends Ben’s broom. Bim’s bends. Ben’s bends. Ben’s bent broom breaks. Bim’s bent broom breaks. Ben’s band. Bim’s band. Big bands. Pig bands. Bim and Ben lead bands with brooms. Ben’s band bangs and Bim’s band booms.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Michael O'Brien

    My youngest daughter (4 years) picked this one out from Books-a-Million for her bedtime story. She enjoyed and laughed at its amazing tongue twisters and humorous pictures. My second oldest son (19 years), severely autistic, also enjoyed it too when I read it to him and to his little sister. So a wide appeal in the O'Brien Family demographic! A great fun book for pre-school and beginning readers! My youngest daughter (4 years) picked this one out from Books-a-Million for her bedtime story. She enjoyed and laughed at its amazing tongue twisters and humorous pictures. My second oldest son (19 years), severely autistic, also enjoyed it too when I read it to him and to his little sister. So a wide appeal in the O'Brien Family demographic! A great fun book for pre-school and beginning readers!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Alex

    Poor Knox cringes and begs for mercy. "Please, sir. I don't like this trick, sir." But Fox refuses to relent. "Here's an easy game to play," he whispers - but his wordplay is more than games. It's an assault on Knox's very sanity, and as the book progresses he slowly, cruelly tears the fabric of reality away from the defenseless Knox. An unending series of nightmare images parade by, reminiscent of brainwashing scenes in dystopias like 1984 and Clockwork Orange. a giant crow sews Knox into a box o Poor Knox cringes and begs for mercy. "Please, sir. I don't like this trick, sir." But Fox refuses to relent. "Here's an easy game to play," he whispers - but his wordplay is more than games. It's an assault on Knox's very sanity, and as the book progresses he slowly, cruelly tears the fabric of reality away from the defenseless Knox. An unending series of nightmare images parade by, reminiscent of brainwashing scenes in dystopias like 1984 and Clockwork Orange. a giant crow sews Knox into a box on the next page Fox tries to get him to chew the blue goo Fox in Socks has been called Seuss's greatest tragedy. Its ending is irredeemably bleak. Fox succeeds in driving Knox mad - but in a final twist, the now-lunatic Knox turns against his tormenter and viciously murders him. "Thank you," gibbers the raving Knox, "For a lot of fun, sir!" as the battling tweetle beetles advance on the trapped fox. Make mad the guilty, and appall the free, Confound the ignorant, and amaze indeed The very faculties of eyes and ears. - Hamlet II.ii

  8. 4 out of 5

    Dan Schwent

    When my son decides he likes a book, he likes you to read it so many times consecutively that the words lose all meaning. Fox in Sox is one of those books. No two ways about it, this book is an endless series of fun tongue twisters. It's fun to read out loud but after the first ten times, everything blends together and your brain starts feeling like warm oatmeal. Fox is Sox is some brain-melting, tongue-twisting good fun. When my son decides he likes a book, he likes you to read it so many times consecutively that the words lose all meaning. Fox in Sox is one of those books. No two ways about it, this book is an endless series of fun tongue twisters. It's fun to read out loud but after the first ten times, everything blends together and your brain starts feeling like warm oatmeal. Fox is Sox is some brain-melting, tongue-twisting good fun.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Calista

    This is the tongue twister to end all tongue twister and of course it is a fox which makes it perfect. I heard an audio recording of this where the reader was extremely fast and I aspire to be able to say it that fast and it is difficult. This is one of my all time favorite books and I love to get it out and read it fast to the kids, well, as fast as I can and they laugh and wonder how I do that. It's my one trick. I give this all the stars. This is the tongue twister to end all tongue twister and of course it is a fox which makes it perfect. I heard an audio recording of this where the reader was extremely fast and I aspire to be able to say it that fast and it is difficult. This is one of my all time favorite books and I love to get it out and read it fast to the kids, well, as fast as I can and they laugh and wonder how I do that. It's my one trick. I give this all the stars.

  10. 4 out of 5

    James

    ‘Dr Seuss’ being the pen name under which Theodor Seuss Geisel wrote (taking his middle name and making full use of his Oxford University PhD in English literature) was the American born grandson of German immigrants to the US. Beginning his career in the late 1920’s as an illustrator and cartoonist, it wasn’t until nearly 30 years later that Seuss produced his classic series of children’s books that so many of us know and love. Never having the benefit of the books of Dr Seuss when I was a chil ‘Dr Seuss’ being the pen name under which Theodor Seuss Geisel wrote (taking his middle name and making full use of his Oxford University PhD in English literature) was the American born grandson of German immigrants to the US. Beginning his career in the late 1920’s as an illustrator and cartoonist, it wasn’t until nearly 30 years later that Seuss produced his classic series of children’s books that so many of us know and love. Never having the benefit of the books of Dr Seuss when I was a child, it was with great pleasure that I discovered his work many years later when reading them to my own children. For anyone who has not yet discovered Seuss’s classic children’s books – now is the time to do so! What Seuss has created using such imagination, with a particularly dynamic (both flamboyant but simple) and unique style of illustration, coupled with his verse rhythms and the use of repetitive but building and twisting phrases – all in an extremely and deliberately accessible way, is a series of works which are a fantastic visual and verbal feast, captivating both children and adults alike. For me the most memorable examples of Seuss’s work are: ‘The Cat in the Hat’ (along with its sequel ‘The Cat in the Hat Comes Back’) – For the wonderful creation of mischief that is the ‘Cat in the Hat’ ‘Fox in Socks’ – For the tremendously bizarre tongue-twisters ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ – For the ever building and dynamic nature of the verse. All of them of course have Seuss’s trademark fantastic illustrations and rhythmic verses throughout. It is that unique combination of: Attractive illustrations and exciting verse – both very dynamic, always moving always going somewhere new; both very strange, silly and bizarre – all in an extremely accessible, engaging and compelling (and let’s not forget educational) way – which creates Dr Seuss’s fantastically immersive world. A timeless world of the imagination, of amazing words, pictures, rhymes, stories, learning, but above all else – FUN Not just for children, but for the child in all of us.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*

    EXCERPT: Let's have a little talk about tweetle beetles.... What do you know about tweetle beetles? Well... 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. AND... When beetles battle beetles in a puddle paddle battle and the beetle battle puddle is a puddle in a bottle... ...they call this a tweetle beetle b EXCERPT: Let's have a little talk about tweetle beetles.... What do you know about tweetle beetles? Well... 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. AND... When beetles battle beetles in a puddle paddle battle and the beetle battle puddle is a puddle in a bottle... ...they call this a tweetle beetle bottle puddle paddle battle muddle. AND... When beetles fight these battles in a bottle with their paddles and the bottle's on a poodle and the poodle's eating noodles... ...they call this a muddle puddle tweetle poodle beetle noodle bottle paddle battle. AND... ABOUT THIS BOOK: In this hilarious book, the irrepressible Fox in Socks teaches a baffled Mr. Knox some of the slickest, quickest tongue-twisters in town. MY THOUGHTS: Fox in Socks is currently my grandson's favourite book. It really is the only book he currently wants to read, or to be read to him. It has even ousted his Paw Patrol book in the favourites stakes! And he is word perfect on it....when my tongue got twisted the other day, he said 'Nana, that's not right. Read it again!' Dr Seuss brings out the child in all of us. I love reading, and rereading, his books. I love the illustrations. I love the sillyness. 5 stupendous stars 😂🤣❤🤪💖 THE AUTHOR: Dr. Seuss has been delighting young children and helping them learn to read for over fifty years. Creator of the wonderfully anarchic Cat in the Hat, and ranked among the UK's top ten favourite children's authors, Seuss is firmly established as a global best-seller, with nearly half a billion books sold worldwide. DISCLOSURE: My grandson, Luke, owns his copy of Fox in Socks by Dr Seuss, published by Greenback Books. All opinions expressed in this review are my own personal opinions and those of my grandson, Luke. For an explanation f my rating system, please refer to my Goodreads.com profile page, or the about page on sandysbookaday.wordpress.com This review and others are also published on Twitter and my webpage https://sandysbookaday.wordpress.com/...

  12. 5 out of 5

    Mohsin Maqbool

    Dr. Seuss will drive you crazy with his silly questions. But then they might be clever too in a wicked sort of way through the mouth of his cool-as-cucumber characters. image: Once again a book full of wild, wild, wild tongue twisters. Read and go mad. Make your children go mad too for a day. Nothing wrong with it. image: Fox in Socks Truly Rocks. Socks on Rocks, Box in Socks, Rocks in Box, Socks on Fox. This is one book that is richer Than Goldfinger's Fort Knox. If you say right each tongue twister You Dr. Seuss will drive you crazy with his silly questions. But then they might be clever too in a wicked sort of way through the mouth of his cool-as-cucumber characters. image: Once again a book full of wild, wild, wild tongue twisters. Read and go mad. Make your children go mad too for a day. Nothing wrong with it. image: Fox in Socks Truly Rocks. Socks on Rocks, Box in Socks, Rocks in Box, Socks on Fox. This is one book that is richer Than Goldfinger's Fort Knox. If you say right each tongue twister You will be one smart 'Fox in Socks'.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Peter Meredith

    Because Mockingjay was so intellectually vapid and emotionally bland I have to work my way back into books. Thus: Fox in Socks! He's a clever fox you know. If you enjoyed this review you'll probably like my Youtube reviews--be warned, I enjoy some good snark! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZ6D... Because Mockingjay was so intellectually vapid and emotionally bland I have to work my way back into books. Thus: Fox in Socks! He's a clever fox you know. If you enjoyed this review you'll probably like my Youtube reviews--be warned, I enjoy some good snark! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZ6D...

  14. 5 out of 5

    Sophie Crane

    Tongue twisters that'll make you stumble and chuckle as you try to read this insane book aloud. Brilliant. Tongue twisters that'll make you stumble and chuckle as you try to read this insane book aloud. Brilliant.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Rebekah

    one of my kids favorites, they love having me try to read it and then read it fast. TONGUE TWISTERS!

  16. 5 out of 5

    midnightfaerie

    This is one of our favorite Dr. Seuss books. One of the best tongue twister books I've ever read. We've read it several times and for some reason the six sick part always messes me up. I'm pretty smooth up until then. The more I read out loud to my kids, the more I realize I read ahead. I see a word and digest it, then as I'm saying it out loud, I'm already reading the next couple of words. With this book, that's difficult to do, because I often have to go back a word or two because I've forgott This is one of our favorite Dr. Seuss books. One of the best tongue twister books I've ever read. We've read it several times and for some reason the six sick part always messes me up. I'm pretty smooth up until then. The more I read out loud to my kids, the more I realize I read ahead. I see a word and digest it, then as I'm saying it out loud, I'm already reading the next couple of words. With this book, that's difficult to do, because I often have to go back a word or two because I've forgotten what it was, they're all so similar. Still, a fun read, great for learning, great for diction, great for practicing new digraphs, and just all around great for fun and the love of learning.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Jerry

    Every time I shelve this book at the library, I laugh to myself. Why? Back in the day, our local Fox affiliate got into a debacle with our local cable provider, Cox. So, every day for over a month, "Fox on Cox" was all over the local news and in the newspaper. My mom always said that it sounded like a Dr. Seuss book, and she wasn't the only one who thought so; somebody wrote a Ted-Geisel-style rhyming poem and submitted it to our local paper. The tongue twisters were fun, too; still, I'll always as Every time I shelve this book at the library, I laugh to myself. Why? Back in the day, our local Fox affiliate got into a debacle with our local cable provider, Cox. So, every day for over a month, "Fox on Cox" was all over the local news and in the newspaper. My mom always said that it sounded like a Dr. Seuss book, and she wasn't the only one who thought so; somebody wrote a Ted-Geisel-style rhyming poem and submitted it to our local paper. The tongue twisters were fun, too; still, I'll always associate this book with the incident between a local channel and Cox Cable.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Adam

    This is an evil kid's book, for sure. Pick it up and you'll be condemned to a near eternity of grueling tongue twisters. And your kid will love it... Not because it's one of Seuss's masterpieces, but because he or she will enjoy watching you sweat like a hog as you labor from page to page and go purple in the face while you silently (with any luck) curse yourself for buying the thing. [shelf: evil-kids-books] This is an evil kid's book, for sure. Pick it up and you'll be condemned to a near eternity of grueling tongue twisters. And your kid will love it... Not because it's one of Seuss's masterpieces, but because he or she will enjoy watching you sweat like a hog as you labor from page to page and go purple in the face while you silently (with any luck) curse yourself for buying the thing. [shelf: evil-kids-books]

  19. 4 out of 5

    Josiah

    This book will either help emerging readers be better able to pronounce potentially confusing words, or drive them insane. I experienced a little of both! I remember having fun while Fox in Socks was read to me, though.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Andre Gonzalez

    fun tongue twisting read!

  21. 5 out of 5

    Philip

    The Seuss I read tonight... I'm going to start reading this every night. And I'm going to time myself. My new goal in life is to always beat my previous best time. Ambitious, I know. I read it to my daughters 3 times tonight, each time faster than the last. What a rush. I'll tell you what's messing me up... It's those brooms that Ben and Bim are carring around. They're REALLY bugging me. The Seuss I read tonight... I'm going to start reading this every night. And I'm going to time myself. My new goal in life is to always beat my previous best time. Ambitious, I know. I read it to my daughters 3 times tonight, each time faster than the last. What a rush. I'll tell you what's messing me up... It's those brooms that Ben and Bim are carring around. They're REALLY bugging me.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Allison

    I don't know what to rate this book!!! I read this aloud to a 3-year-old I was babysitting, and I died. At the beginning of the book, it says "danger." I should have been warned... "Fox in Socks" is a book full of tongue twisters, and long too. My mouth died. 62 times for 62 pages. I don't know what to rate this book!!! I read this aloud to a 3-year-old I was babysitting, and I died. At the beginning of the book, it says "danger." I should have been warned... "Fox in Socks" is a book full of tongue twisters, and long too. My mouth died. 62 times for 62 pages.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Brad Meltzer

    A true classic, this children’s book engages the imaginative minds of young readers with its rhyming, tongue-twisting story. Still the best.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Erth

    The irrepressible Fox in Socks teaches a baffled Mr. Knox some of the slickest, quickest tongue-twisters in town.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Robu-sensei

    In Fox in Socks, Dr. Seuss poses a treacherous, but delightful linguistic challenge for adults and children alike. It is also the only work by the famous children's author prefaced with a warning: "This book is DANGEROUS!" Through a series of vignettes on diverse subjects, Dr. Seuss melds his trademark silliness with near-lethal tongue twisters, including a variant on the infamous "The sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick." Fox in Socks offers lots of opportunities for grownups. Read it in bed w In Fox in Socks, Dr. Seuss poses a treacherous, but delightful linguistic challenge for adults and children alike. It is also the only work by the famous children's author prefaced with a warning: "This book is DANGEROUS!" Through a series of vignettes on diverse subjects, Dr. Seuss melds his trademark silliness with near-lethal tongue twisters, including a variant on the infamous "The sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick." Fox in Socks offers lots of opportunities for grownups. Read it in bed with your spouse for rejuvenating laughter after a rough day. Have a race with your friends to see who can recite the entire thing most quickly without error. You'll find inspiration here for any number of drinking games. Teens and college students might find this book useful for English classes for which a poetry recitation is required. If you can rattle this thing off from memory, you'll demolish the competition and win lifelong adoration from everyone in your audience.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Meghan

    My mom just read this to me over the phone when she spontaneously picked it up in her bedroom. I am 8 books behind my 2020 reading goal, lacking motivation to read because of the stress and lockdown here in NYC. I think this is the perfect way to increase motivation and catch up.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Faith-Anne

    This book could be my childhood. I remember many evenings that my brother & I would choose "Fox in Socks" for our nightly bedtime read. This book could be my childhood. I remember many evenings that my brother & I would choose "Fox in Socks" for our nightly bedtime read.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Diana Godwin

    Reading this book out loud is torture. Reading it 18 times in a row to a 3 year old is unspeakable. I think he wrote this book as a cruel prank toward parents.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Helena Henriques

    This may be a children’s book, but it definitely makes you want to keep reading and see if you can make it to the end! 😂 I struggle with the s’s and b’s.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Claire (Book Blog Bird)

    Aah...a classic. It's impossible to read the tweetle beetle bottle battle out loud without dissolving into giggles. Aah...a classic. It's impossible to read the tweetle beetle bottle battle out loud without dissolving into giggles.

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