this is the best book ever. I'm a teenager and I still think this is the best book! This book is soo fun to read when you get bored. Just keep trying to go faster and faster until your toung "goes numb"!
Good for ALL AGES (my son is a little toddler who LOVES the rhyming and rhythm of Seuss's work). This one is a killer, although, it's not nearly as bumbly and tumbly if you *sing* it. Kind of a Mel Tillis....thing. Maybe after the 100th reading I'll be brave enough to drop the sing-song melody and attempt to just read it!
I bought a horse a year back and his name was Fox in Sox. I was informed that this was the previous owners' favorite childhood book. I bought the book and I must agree. As silly as it may sound to have a show horse named Fox in Sox, I am very glad, because I loved this book! We were going to change his name but after I read the book, I just couldn't and he shows proudly as the only horse named Fox in Sox!
The beauty of this classic Dr. Seuss is in the simplicity of the rhyming text and the accompanying humorous illustrations. Like Seuss' other title, "Hop On Pop", the controlled vocabulary and clues provided by the illustrations, allow children who are beginning readers to proudly read the book by themselves. Again and again and again, much to their delight! Recommended for children ages 4-8.
Es sind super Bücher und sie trainieren spitze ganz langsam das Lesen! Da mein Sohn 2 Sprachig aufgewachsen ist, liest er sehr gerne diese Bücher und es trainiert bei ihm das lesen auf Englisch! Für andere Kinder ist es super Sinnvoll sobald sie in der Schule mit Englisch anfangen!! Es ist mit großen Buschstaben geschrieben und es sind kurze Geschichten mit zunächst sehr einfachem Vokabular was langsam gesteigert wird! Super Bücher und mein Sohn hat sie damals geliebt!
This is simply (actually, not so simply) the best beginning book ever for reading aloud!
Children learn to read by first hearing adults read aloud to them. The funnier and more memorable the story, the faster the child learns. In this outstanding book, Dr. Seuss has created delightfully convoluted tongue-twisters to engage enormous laughter, combined with lots of learning. You'll have a ball reading this book out loud, and hearing your child read it with you. Such experiences are great bases for building emotional support and comfort for your child, and establishing a lifelong closeness with your child.
What is absolutely brilliant about the book is that it creates forgiveness for any errors that occur. Mr. Knox, the person who cannot easily say the tongue-twisters, is the hero of the story. This, too, encourages learning. We are expected to mis-say these sentences. Reprieved by Dr. Seuss from the sentence of perfection, we go ahead with more confidence into our laughter.
Here's you first warning: "This is a book you READ ALOUD to find out how smart your tongue is. The first time you read it, don't go fast! This Fox is a tricky fox. He'll try to get your tongue in trouble." Notice, that since only your tongue can get into trouble, you as a person are safe. What a wonderful, loving way to encourage your child!
Your tongue also gets sympathy at the end. "How is your Tongue Numb?"
Everybody can handle the first page. "Fox Socks Box Knox" But it gets harder, "They call this a muddle puddle tweetle poodle beetle noodle bottle paddle battle."
Mr. Fox is good at coming up with challenges. Mr. Knox is quickly overwhelmed, and Mr. Fox comes up with a harder one each time despite agreeing to come up with an easier one.
But Mr. Knox comes out on top in the end. "When a fox is in the bottle where the tweetle beetle battles with their paddles in a puddle on a noodle-eating poodle, THIS is what they call . . . a tweetle beetle noodle poodle bottled paddled muddled duddled fuddled muddled fox in sox, sir!"
After memorization is quite far along, you can have races and time how long it takes to read the book. Children love to be timed doing things and take great pleasure in their progress. I suggest that you not race yourself, for that might discourage a child who goes more slowly than you do.
You can also use these sentences to point out how word order affects meaning. There are many advanced grammar lessons in this material, that will help you child write better.
In typical Dr. Seuss fashion, though, the drawings are the best part. You will see more complex, amalgamated images than you can possibly imagine, and each one visually reinforces the importance of word sequencing.
Having been challenged by this convoluted cove of cavernous cacophony, it will eventually occur to your child that reading such siblilant spoutings of stirruped stentorian sounds . . . is most easily done silently. So the learning to read process will naturally progress from the book's content. Yet, the silent reading will be predictably punctuated with great gales of laughter, built from the experience of reading the book aloud with you. You'll smile when you hear the familiar laughs.
As you can see, this is not so simply a brilliant book. It will provide your family with endless fun and learning.
After you have finished mastering this book aloud, I suggest that you and your child write your own version. You'll have even more fun with that one.
Ein tolles Buch für Kinder und Erwachsene. Nach meiner Erfahrung lieben sogar Kinder OHNE ENGLISCHKENNTNISSE dieses Buch. Immer wieder mußte ich es vorlesen, und obgleich die Kinder kein englisches Wort verstanden, waren sie dennoch fasziniert. Heute lesen sie es selbst mit gößter Begeisterung, in Höchstgeschwindigkeit und fast fehlerfrei. Wenn sie ein Kind zum Lesen verführen möchten, dann ist dieses Buch die Einstiegsdroge!
Sure, it teaches valuable vocabulary words and rhyme schemes to tiny tots. And no doubt there's a thesis somewhere comparing hapless Knox to Stalin knocking heads against the red-white-and-blue American Fox. But *Fox in Socks* is above all other things the first instrument of torture children can use against their parents. Take Father, tired out from a hard day at the office. "Read me a story, Daddy," coos his blond princess. Father bravely tries to wrap his tongue around "Luke Luck likes lakes./ Luke's duck likes lakes." Daddy's little angel chortles with each misspoken word -- and there are plenty of them by the time he arrives at the muddle puddle tweetle poodle beetle noodle battle paddle battle." She goes to sleep secure in the knowledge that not only can she grow up to be president, but that she's already smarter than her poor parents. And that's the genius of Dr. Suess. His tongue teasers and outrageous Goo Gooses and Bim Bens and Tweedle Beetles don't just foster imagination -- they encourage kids to let it run rampant.
I gave this book to a 7-year-old speech therapy client of mine as a present when he "graduated" from working on S's, and he loves it! It made him so proud to be able to read it out loud all by himself! I'm sure he's still torturing his parents with it!