50th Anniversary of "Fox in Socks"

For fifty years the flyleaf of Fox in Socks - Dr. Seuss's 1965 charmer - has warned: "Take it slowly. This Book is Dangerous!" This wonderfully colorful Seussian tongue- twister was designed to help children get their mouths around language. That certainly did!

From Random House's "I Can Read It All By Myself Beginner book series, :Ted's story features two main characters, an anthropomorphic "Fox" and "Knox", who speak almost entirely in densely rhyming tongue twisters. After introducing Fox and Knox, as well as props, box and socks, Dr. Seuss takes these four rhyming items through several permutations, adding more items as he goes along. This promps Knox to complain every so often about the difficulty of the tongue-twisters. -- Chase Art


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