Tongue Twister Reviews - Fox in Socks

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Game Card 8 challenges players to try a tongue twister.

Our favorite tongue twister book is the Dr. Seuss classic Fox in Socks, which, although fifty  years old, has yet to be topped, or even approached.

The plot of Fox in Socks is simply a rhyming dialogue between Mr. Fox and Mr. Knox, in which Fox attempts to coax Knox into saying increasingly difficult and complicated rhymes, climaxing with the infamous Tweedle Beetle Battle, after which Knox finally extracts his revenge.

The book's first page warns, "Take it slowly - this book is dangerous!"

Dr. Seuss sets his dangerous trap using just eight rhymes:

  • Chicks & Bricks

  • Sue's Socks

  • Slow Joe Crow

  • The Goo Goose

  • Bim and Ben

  • Luke Luck

  • Cheese Trees

  • Tweetle Beetles

An example of the madness that only Dr. Seuss could conjure and illustrate is as follows:

Luke Luck likes lakes.

Luke's duck likes lakes.

Luck Luck licks lakes.

Luke's duck licks lakes.

Duck takes licks

in lakes Luck Luck likes.

Luke Luck takes licks in lakes duck likes.

Especially if you have a crowd at your Christmas Game, this book is bound to please. And because it is (technically) a kids book, Fox in Socks offers another great opportunity to bring together players of all ages.

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