“Take it slowly. This book is DANGEROUS!” So began our book tonight – one of my all-time favorites by Dr. Seuss: “Fox in Sox.” Not unlike “Green Eggs and Ham”, “Fox in Sox” centers on a persistent and meddlesome character (Fox) trying to convince another chap (“Mr. Knox”) to try something new. In this case, the “something” is a series of increasingly difficult tongue twisters which are tremendously fun to read aloud, as long as you keep your wits about you and don’t try to go too fast. The full disclaimer on the front of the book:
“This is a book you READ ALOUD to find out just how smart your tongue is. The first time you read it, don’t go fast! This Fox is a tricky fox. He’ll try to get your tongue in trouble.”
If you have older children, I expect at least one of them will want to have a go at read aloud after you – it’s hard to resist the challenge!