Fox in Socks, by Dr Seuss

This is my all-time favourite book to read with a toddler! An ever-increasing tongue twister, it starts simply enough with lines such as “Fox in socks on box on Knox…’ but soon develops into mouth-bending horrors such as “Duck takes licks in lakes Luke Luck likes, Luke Luck takes licks in lakes Duck likes” ….and so on.

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One of the truly magical things about Dr Seuss is that his sheer infectious joy of words makes even a pre-language child want to join in. On many occasions G and I were brought almost to tears of laughter by Thing One, ever so earnestly, joining in with the saga of the “tweetle beetle puddle paddle battle”.

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This book also became the inspiration for several World Book Day costumes at nursery, as the boy loved to dress up as Fox in Socks.

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Mr Fox our game is done, sir.

Thank you for a lot of fun, sir.

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