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THE FOOT BOOK; Dr. Seuss's Wacky Book of Opposites

Author: Dr. Seuss

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Publisher: Random House, Inc, New York,

Material: board book

Summary: The left foot and the right foot do all kinds of fun things…opposite each other, of course. The book full of rhyme and colorful pictures create fun opportunities for teaching opposites.

Type of Reading: family reading, playtime reading, read aloud, learning to read, easy reader

Recommended Age: read together: 1 to 6; read yourself: 6 to 8

Interest Level: 1 to 6

Reading Level: 0.6

Age of Child: Started reading with child 18 months old.

Young Reader Reaction: S/He picks up the book to look at the pictures. Recently, s/he started babbling in rhythm, reminiscent of the rhythm of the rhyme when Mom or Dad reads it

Adult Reader Reaction: As with all the Dr. Seuss books, this one is fun to read and always has something new to notice. It will last awhile.

Pros: Simple rhyming sentences promote rhyming and rhythm.

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Buy. You'll be reading it LOTS.


Educational Themes: This book helps toddlers and preschoolers understand opposites.

Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book, easy reader, opposites, humor, rhyme

Date(s) Reviewed: August 2003

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