Fox in Socks
by Dr. Seuss
Fox in Socks Theme of Language and Communication
Tongue twisters are all about having fun with language. Minus the enjoyment we get from them, absolutely no reason exists to question how much wood a woodchuck could chuck or whatever Peter Piper did with those pickled peppers. Fox in Socks is no less about the fun and joy one can have with language. It's nonsensical and completely off its or any other rocker. Some may argue that the story doesn't have a point; it's just a bunch of silly words strung together for a lark's sake. But we'd say, "That is the point!" This book brings to a child's attention just how much fun language can be. And that's no small task. Have you read Dick and Jane?
Questions and Answers
Questions Your Super-Young Adult Might Ask and How You Might Respond:
Q: What's the point of this book?
A: To have fun reading it! Take it from someone who has seen a spreadsheet or two in their day, reading isn't always such a blast.
Q: Why isn't Knox having a good time with the tongue twisters?
A: He's a little intimidated at the use of language. He just needs to throw caution to the wind and go for it.
Q: How'd you get so good at reading this book?
A: Lots of practice and even more mistakes.
Q: How did Dr. Seuss come up with these tongue twisters?
A: Don't know. Best guess is lots of hard work and a lot of time staring at a blank page.