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Parents' Guide to

The Foot Book

By Peter Lewis, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 2+

Dr. Seuss takes a fun walk through land of opposites.

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Community Reviews

age 2+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 2+

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 dated, and some have too many of his whimsical made-up words for the younger readers to follow along. This book contains very simple rhymes, all about feet. Good for early readers, and also good for toddlers to learn about feet, colors, and opposites.
age 2+

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, as well as the way feet might look in various states (sick feet, etc.). Kids will have fun reading along once they memorize the book.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (4 ):

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.

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