| Quote #1
Socks on Knox
Notice how the book doesn't start by going off the rails on a crazy train. That'd be no fun and just plain intimidating. Instead, it starts off slow and simple to prime the reader for what's to come.
| Quote #2
Let's do tricks with
The first of many challenging lines to come. The words also bring to the reader's attention the idea that these tricky sentences are word "tricks"—i.e., feats of awesome to be performed for enjoyment.
| Quote #3
Knox's mouth stands in for the character in this sentence, once again pointing to the importance of language in Fox in Socks.