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Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss

Updated on September 17, 2014

The Persistent Fox in Socks Helps Your Kid learn to Read and Have Fun!

Fox in Socks (Beginner Books) is a lovely book for your kid that will turn you both on to the art of tongue twisters!

Dr. Seuss is undoubtedly well-known to most readers. He was born March 2, 1904 and during his long and productive life he published 60 books for children.

Dr. Seuss's books were the first probably the first memorable children's books written - children of all ages can read the Fox in Socks or any of his wonderful books and enjoy them, and I couldn't say that for my very first book: Dick and Jane! And Dr. Seuss proved that phonics can be fun.

Dr. Seuss was able to capture humor, creativity and joy in his books and his life, and reading his books to our kids continues the legacy. This book is especially fun because of all the tongue twisters.

This fox is no ordinary fox - as you shall see in this wonderful book!

Public Domain photo: Keulemans common fox

Fox in Sock Will Be one of Your Child's Favorites

Every four to eight year old - and a lot of other people too will enjoy Dr. Seuss's Fox in Socks. This book is great by itself, although it is also featured in one of my favorite Dr. Seuss Collections: Dr. Seuss's Beginner Book Collection (Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish, Green Eggs and Ham, Hop on Pop, Fox in Socks)

Fox in Socks (Beginner Books)
Fox in Socks (Beginner Books)

Written in 1965, this book concerns two characters "Mr. Knox" and his persistent and annoying companion "Fox." Fox speaks in densely rhyming tongue twisters - really fast- and this drives Mr. Knox batty. Poor Mr. Knox - he just cannot keep up with all those tongue twisters! In an interesting turn of events however, Mr. Knox ends up having the last word and Fox is left speechless for a moment or two.


Tongue Twisters with a Nod to the Master: - Fox in Socks

The book comes alive in this video.

Fox on Socks stuff on Amazon

Manhattan Toy Company Dr. Seuss Fox in Socks
Manhattan Toy Company Dr. Seuss Fox in Socks

Cuddly Fox in Socks to hold while grandma reads the book.

Dr. Seuss Fox in Socks Puzzle
Dr. Seuss Fox in Socks Puzzle

I love puzzles, and this one with that crafty Fox is delightful.

Fox in Socks, Bricks and Blocks (Dr. Seuss Nursery Collection)
Fox in Socks, Bricks and Blocks (Dr. Seuss Nursery Collection)

This is a very simplified version of the original Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss. It is greatly abridged from the original and the young reader does not get the strong exposure to tongue twisters. However, what is special about this book for babies and toddlers is that this book is texturized so the child can touch the fuzzy baby chick, or feel the scratchy brick.


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Reader Feedback - what do you think of the Fox? - Can you say tongue twisters?

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      BodyHairRemoval 3 years ago

      I love this book.

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      Natalie W Schorr 3 years ago

      When my kids were little I read this book so many times I could recite it by heart.

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      Fiorenza 4 years ago from UK

      I thought I could say that ultimate one but stumbled over ceaseth ... I love foxes too and the combination with Dr Seuss makes this a winner.

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      poutine 5 years ago

      My sons loved Dr.Seuss books and so did I.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      Have always loved Dr. Suess books for kids.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Came back to post this on Facebook and twitter. :)

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      Rose Jones 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Indeed, Dr. Seuss published many books, and they taught otherwise boring concepts like phonics in a wonderful and memorable way.

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      Rose Jones 6 years ago

      @mockingbird999: I think I am just a big kid.

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      mockingbird999 6 years ago

      I used to love Dr. Seuss when I was a kid!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Fox in Socks is a great starter collection for many years of Dr. Seusse reading fun!