One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish and Fox in Socks by Dr Seuss
Did you know Dr. Seuss is the world’s best-selling children’s author, having sold over 650 million books worldwide! We have been sent two books to review written by Dr Seuss, I have never read any of his books before, only watched The Cat in the Hat film, so I really didn’t know what I was to expect.
Every night we read a story before Grace and Jake go to bed, I showed them these books and let them choose which book they would like to read first, Jake chose One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish
Very catching title which dragged him straight away wanting to read this book laughing at why it was Red Fish and Blue fish instead of ‘one, two, three, four’
There are a lot of repetition rhyming words” ‘Bump! Bump! Bump! Did you every ride a Wump? we have a Wump with just one hump” There are lots of rhyming words and a funny illustrations of a ‘Wump’ with seven humps, Jake thinks it’s very funny. Dr Seuss doesn’t use the usual animals, he creates his own and makes them funny which is grabbing for readers and would also be great for reluctant readers as they will be intrigued to see why a Wump has seven humps! So will want to continue to read on. This book is A4 size so it is a good sized book for me to hold and read, whilst the kids can see the pictures to follow the story.
Fox in Socks
This book we read on the next night
Very much a tongue twister and trying my best to read this one, both of them laughing at me, but I think I did a pretty good job! There are alot of rhyming words continuously after another making it harder to read, but funnier for the kids as a quick example ”A tweetle beetle noodle poodle bottled paddled muddled duddled fuddled wuddled”..
Lots of nonsense but so much fun for young children to hear that many different words all rhyming. We had a really good laugh reading this.
Jake enjoyed these books so much he took them to school, for him to show to his friends and his teacher read them and told me they were ‘very tongue twistery’, but it had the children laughing out loud.
These books really tie in so well with what Jake is doing in Reception, as he is learning words that rhyme together, even if they are words that rhyme aren’t real words like’ smellyfant and elephant’. This book really is good for him as it comes up with lots of random words that all rhyme and makes it all funny. Fun learning is always the best.
The books are A4 size and bright coloured to grab the attention from younger to older children
children learn alot from repetition which is what I have realised by reading with Jake every night with his reading books from school, they are very repetitive using the same character / item names a lot. This repetition helps children to recognise words i.e in the Fox in Socks book it says ‘you can make a quick trick chick stack. You can make a quick trick clock stack. The repetition is throughout the book which is really good to help children develop their reading skills
I didn’t think Grace would sit through the whole book with her being only two but she was intrigued and kept looking for the next page wanting to see the next images on the book she was well and truly sucked in to Dr. Seuss’s world and she loved it too!
These books are really good and I myself will be looking into buying more of the Dr. Seuss range in future, they really do appeal to every age, from very young children to respond to rhyming text and bright illustrations and also older children can have fun learning to read them.
They retail at £6.99 each, which isn’t to bad for a good book. You can purchase them from Amazon, this link will take you straight to Dr Seuss Books
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