The Foot Book {What We’re Reading}

Dr Seuss The Foot Book book review

To be honest, this book was a bit of a panic grab in the library last time we visited. I always get the same number of books out so that I know we haven’t lost any when it comes to return them. I was struggling to find enough I liked (note to self, don’t go to the library on a Saturday again), so ended up choosing The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss. But it ended up being quite a good choice!

It’s not that I had anything against Dr. Seuss, in fact I love How the Grinch Stole Christmas, but I wasn’t sure if Rosalie would enjoy his style at only 15 months old. But how wrong could I be? As it turns out she rather likes feet.

And in The Foot Book, we meet an awful lot of different kinds of feet… Wet foot, dry foot, low foot, high foot, front feet, back feet, red feet, black feet.

As is expected with a Dr. Seuss book, there is lots of repetition and rhyming and the story (or is it more of a poem?) has a fantastic pace.

Although she can’t understand the concept of how all these feet are different, Rosalie seems to enjoy the repetition of the words foot and feet, and stamps her little feet along with the words.

And of course the illustrations are lots of fun to look at too.

Why not share a book you’ve been reading and join in with What We’re Reading hosted by the lovely Carie from Space for the Butterflies – she always has some fantastic book picks herself too!

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    March 24, 2015 at 11:44 pm

    Oh that sounds fantastic! I'm only just discovering Dr Seuss myself but I've loved every one of them so far and this looks like no exception – it's the pace and the tongue twisters that make them so appealing isn't it!

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    Jess Eliot
    March 26, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    I know, they are so fun to read and Rosalie really enjoys this one. She keeps choosing it at 'storytime' so I think I may have to purchase some Dr Seuss' to add to her book collection!

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    Katie @mummydaddyme
    March 26, 2015 at 9:17 pm

    My girls love Dr Seuss- I must admit I kind of love and loathe his books at the same time, but we inherited two- Green Eggs and Ham and The Cat and the Hat and they are absolutely bizarre but they really do love them.

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    Jess Eliot
    March 27, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    I know what you mean Katie, his books are quite bizarre, but I really do think his methods work to encourage reading! And if our girls love them then what can we do? ๐Ÿ™‚

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