Fox in Socks

Front Cover
Random House, 1965 - Juvenile Fiction - 61 pages
6 Reviews
Back in 1957, Theodor Geisel responded to an article in Life magazine that lamented the use of boring reading primers in schools. Using the pseudonym of "Dr. Seuss" (Seuss was Geisel's middle name) and only two hundred twenty-three words, Geisel created a replacement for those dull primers: "The Cat in the Hat." The instant success of the book prompted Geisel and his wife to found Beginner Books, and Geisel wrote many popular books in this series, including "Hop on Pop, " "Fox in Socks, " and "Green Eggs and Ham." Other favorite titles in this series are "Go, Dog, Go!" and "Are You My Mother?" by P. D. Eastman, "A Fly Went By, " by Mike McClintock, and "Put Me in the Zoo, " by Robert Lopshire. These affordable hardcover books combine large print, easy vocabulary, and large, bright illustrations in stories kids will want to read again and again. Grades 1 - Grades 2.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
5
4 stars
0
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
1

Zany and Daffy!!

User Review  - Chellester - Borders

This has to be the most loved Dr. Seuss book by all of my previous students! They love hearing all the alleteration and rhyme. They think it is funny when my tounge gets wrapped around my eye teeth ... Read full review

Great book!

User Review  - Martha9 - Borders

My son who is now 6 loves this book still. We used to read it every night when he was 2 and it's been 4 years and it's still a favorite. My other son also loves this and he is now 3. I love reading it and try and read it faster and faster each time. It's a fun book for everyone. Read full review

Selected pages

Other editions - View all

About the author (1965)

Dr. Seuss was born Theodor Geisel in Springfield, Massachusetts on March 2, 1904. After attending Dartmouth College and Oxford University, he began a career in advertising. His advertising cartoons, featuring Quick, Henry, the Flit!, appeared in several leading American magazines. Dr. Seuss's first children's book, And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street, hit the market in 1937, and the world of children's literature was changed forever! In 1957, Seuss's The Cat in the Hat became the prototype for one of Random House's best- selling series, Beginner Books. This popular series combined engaging stories with outrageous illustrations and playful sounds to teach basic reading skills. Brilliant, playful, and always respectful of children, Dr. Seuss charmed his way into the consciousness of four generations of youngsters and parents. In the process, he helped kids learn to read.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1984 and three Academy Awards, Seuss was the author and illustrator of 44 children's books, some of which have been made into audiocassettes, animated television specials, and videos for children of all ages. Even after his death in 1991, Dr. Seuss continues to be the best-selling author of children's books in the world.

Bibliographic information