The Foot Book

Book review by
Peter Lewis, Common Sense Media
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Dr. Seuss takes a fun walk through land of opposites.

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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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Parent Written byOldShowLover April 20, 2020

Great read-along rhyme book about feet

Suitable for all ages, including babies. This may not be the most popular Seuss book, but it is one of the best. Many of the others are creepy, violent, or date... Continue reading
Adult Written byLowe's man September 12, 2014

curious feet, serious feet

This is one of the first books I can remember seeing in my house. I still remember bits and pieces of it to this day. It says the various things feet can do,... Continue reading
Kid, 11 years old April 13, 2009


ok so dr.seuss is a good rhymer but he has kids goin around saying thing do make sense ok what the heck is a WHACKET!! and a zink in the sink umm helllo kids do... Continue reading
Kid, 6 years old March 4, 2009

What's the story?

Dr. Seuss takes feet on an extended walk through the land of opposites: "Wet foot / Dry foot / Low foot / High foot." Sprouting from a variety of Seussian animals are "Slow feet / Quick feet / Trick feet / Sick feet."

Is it any good?

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.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about feet. Where do want your feet to take you?

  • What's fun about words that rhyme?

  • What other opposites can you think of?

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