The last few weeks have been a bit rough. My son caught that awful hand, foot, mouth disease that is going around daycares, churches, schools, etc. He followed that up with a terrible sinus cold. Now he is teething – fever, restless, stuffy nose, the works. This has all been coinciding with my first few weeks back to school (I teach 9th grade English). Needless to say, my husband and I have been spending many nights rocking B back to sleep. On the bright side, this has also allowed extra amounts of cuddle time and reading time. With that in mind, I am choosing B’s new favorite book to short-review today – Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss.
I’ve read it so much over the past few weeks that I’ve begun to see how fast I can read the book to my son (I actually have timed myself). Full of alliterative phrases and tongue twisters, Fox in Socks is the catchiest book I’ve read to B yet. He definitely picks up on the rhythm and rhyme, as he mumbles and sort of hums along as I read. My favorite part of the book is the Beetle Battle section. Those who’ve read it before know exactly what I’m talking about. And whether you have a child or not, I urge you to visit (or revisit) this Seuss classic.
🙂 Jennie, PCTELA President, @jenniekaywrites