Friday, December 26, 2014

Book Review: The Foot Book

Book Review: The Foot Book
        
Author: Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel)
        
Date: 1968
        
Publisher: Grolier / Random House
        
ISBN: none, but click here to see it on Amazon
        
Length: pages not numbered
        
Illustrations: colorful cartoons by the author
        
Quote: “Left foot. Right foot. Feet. Feet. Feet. How many, many feet you meet.”
        
The Foot Book is one of Dr. Seuss’s “Bright and Early Books for Beginning Beginners.” You know what that means: just a few different words, arranged in silly, funny rhymes, on pages with ridiculous cartoons. Five-year-olds love it.
        
The strange and wonderful part is that grown-ups love it too. We buy these books for children, but we all know who’s going to start quoting, “Wet foot. Dry foot. Low foot. High foot,” just as often as the children do, or more often.

What’s not to like about Dr. Seuss books? Theodor Geisel is gone; there won’t be any more of them. Some of these books are easier to find than others. If you do not currently live with primary school children, but in the future you might, I recommend completing your collection now.

To buy it here will cost $5 + $5 shipping.