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Parents' Guide to

Fox in Sox

By Peter Lewis, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Seuss takes your tongue and ties it into knots.

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age 6+

Based on 1 parent review

age 6+
Talk of spooky forests and evil spirits. A character is gagged with a handkerchief. Officers point their rifles at main characters. A horse kicks them into a tree. A villain sets fire to a room with people in it, leading to momentary moments of peril. A character is believed to have died. A character is held hostage at gunpoint.

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Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (3 ):

Tongue twisting can go in two directions: It can stimulate the funny bone and so increase the pleasure in words, or it can frustrate; in this case, mirth is more likely than muttering. Particularly when readers heed the cover warning: "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."

While Seuss gives your tongue a torquing, his artwork keeps your eyes firing on all eight cylinders. Deep colors heighten the effect of the wacky characters, who come in an array of Goo-Gooses, Bims and Bens (close relatives to the Cat in the Hat's mischievous henchmen, Thing One and Thing Two), tweetle beetles, and noodle-munching poodles.

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