A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this book.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Dr. Seuss' The Foot Book is a fun look at opposites. The peppy rhymes trip off the tongue, and the art is a full-dress rehearsal of Seuss creatures to come. Once kids are familiar with the words, they join right in.
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Teaching through disarmament is a Seuss specialty, and it's on full display in this fun book. First, he disarms his readers with utterly engaging artwork and deep colors, then he slips the lesson across with a dose of humor and a nose for mischief. The words are simple, but they carry an important idea: opposites.
Feet, of course, are a natural for the task, and Seuss exploits them fully and humorously, by color and size and side, by position and type. Feet in action: "Up in the air feet / Over the chair feet." At all hours: "Feet in the morning / Feet at night / Left foot / Left foot / Left foot / Right." Since the foot is also one of those body parts that get taken for granted, kids also tend to take a good, long look at them for the first time.