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Fox in Socks - Dr. Seuss

By Jonathan H. Liu, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Excellent version of classic book has smidgen of violence.

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age 5+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 4+

Well-narrated classic is disappointing

The art is unique, and the app is very well-made. This is a very easy app to navigate, and the narrator does a fine job with all the tongue-twisters. Fox calls Mr. Knox "dumb" for not being able to keep up with the tongue-twisters. Beetles with menacing faces have a fight that involves punching each other in the face, then hitting each other over the head with large paddles. Accessed via Amazon FreeTime Unlimited.

This title has:

Easy to play/use
Too much violence
age 5+

This title has:

Educational value

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Oceanhouse Media has done a remarkable job with their digital book series, and FOX IN SOCKS is no exception. With three modes to choose from, children can have the book played out in its entirety, or have it read aloud but turn pages on their own, or simply read through the book themselves. Tapping on the pictures displays the names of objects and pronounces them, even if those words (such as the grass and sky in the background) aren't actually in the text of the story. The app automatically zooms and pans across illustrations so that readers can see the details even on a small screen.

Fox in Socks is a book of tongue-twisters, and the narrator does an excellent job of enunciating all the words clearly. The controls are easy and intuitive, and the app is an excellent and faithful translation of the beloved book.

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