Fox in Socks
by Dr. Seuss
Fox in Socks Theme of Cunning and Cleverness
Everyone wishes they were clever, and to be fair, some people are. Like that clever Fox with his clever socks. But maybe cleverness can have its drawbacks too. Fox is awfully smart with his tongue twisters. Early in Fox in Socks, Knox enjoys their time together playing Fox's word games. But as things progress, Fox must think they've entered the cleverness one-upmanship tournament. He increases the difficultly of the tongue twisters big time to show off his prowess. Knox enjoys himself less and less as this happens. But this being children's literature, you can bet them tables will turn on Fox. And turn they do.
Questions and Answers
Questions Your Super-Young Adult Might Ask and How You Might Respond:
Q: How did Fox get so good at tongue twisters?
A: Foxes are tricky like that. Also, they practice a lot.
Q: Why doesn't he help Knox at the tongue twisters?
A: He's too busy trying to show off his skillz (yes, with a z).
Q: Do you think Fox learned his lesson at the end?
A: Well, he was certainly shocked by Knox's awesome performance, so maybe. Then again, he might just try all the harder next time.