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 Fox. Socks. Knox. Box.

Fox in Socks. Knox in Box.

Fox in Socks on Knox in Box."

Can you read that quote above out loud? A bit of a tongue-twister, isn't it? Well, you ain't seen nothing yet.

Fox in Socks is a children's book by Dr. Seuss which, while not so well known as The Cat in the Hat or How the Grinch Stole Christmas, is probably the clearest example of his approach to writing for his target audience. Specifically silliness, which, in the form of tongue-twisters and some absurd situations, is the vehicle used to teach children some simple words. Said Fox in Socks leads Knox out of the Box through lots of wordplay knots.

The book's climactic Tweedle Beetle sequence was animated for Seuss' The Hoober Bloob Highway television special.


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