Thursday, March 20, 2014

Tongue Loose Dr. Seuss

Hey, Percy here.  I was just walking along minding my own business and almost tripped over Buddy's step stool.

Who left it here?  It belongs in the bedroom so Buddy can climb in and out of bed, not out where one of us could trip over it. 

And look what is on it, a copy of Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss.  We celebrated Sam and Dr. Seuss Day a couple of weeks ago.  Where did this come from?  No footprints.  No paw prints.  

Buddy:  Psst.  Marty was going to send it, remember?

Oh, that's right.  We've never actually read a Dr. Seuss book, so our friend Marty offered to send us a copy of his favorite.  I guess it has arrived. 

Marty said we should read it out loud.  Is he serious?

And here's a new trick, Mr. Knox.
Socks on chicks and chicks on fox.
Fox on clocks and bricks and blocks.
Bricks and blocks on Knox on box.

You need a loose tongue to read Dr. Seuss. I'm glad I don't have a speech impediment.  Still, it takes concentration and making faces as I enunciate each word so I don't make a fool of myself, in case anyone overhears me.  I wonder what Mr. Fox is up to besides confusing Mr. Knox?

Ben's band.  Bim's band.
Big bands. Pig bands.

Okay, now he's confusing me.

I have to think about this for a minute.  What does it all mean?. It can't be the answer to the mystery of life.  It must be a code.  But what could the code be for?

I've got it!  It's a new weapon of mass instruction.  I've deciphered the warning inside the front cover: Take it slowly. This Book is DANGEROUS!

I figured it out.  I broke the code.  I have to tell someone.  Anyone.  But where is everyone?  Any other time I'd be thrilled to have some time to myself.  But I'm going to burst if I can't share this intelligence with someone now!  Come on, come on, come on, someone come by.

Cyndi:  ** shakes Percy's shoulder**  Percy, you better wake up and come into the kitchen before all the treats are gone.

Wake up?  You mean I was dreaming?  But everything seemed so real.

Cyndi:  Oh, by the way, where did you find the Dr. Seuss book on the stepstool?  Jan says her friend Marty sent it to her and it disappeared before she could read it.

Well, I hope she doesn't read it out loud!  I think I've had enough Dr. Seuss to last me until next year. Unless the book really does contain a code. Perhaps I should actually read it - and stay awake this time.

**shakes head**  No, it was just a dream, a figment of my imagination. But I'm thankful there are some real treats waiting for me in the kitchen.

(This is obviously not a book review.  It's a just for fun post to thank Marty for the fun book.  In case any of you have a loose tongue and would like a copy of Fox in Socks, a Dr. Seuss book of tongue entanglements,  it's available on

We are joining Pepi Smart Dog for Thankful Thursday. 
 And Thoughtless Thursday, co-hosted by Ruckus the Eskie and Love is being owned by a huskie.  


  1. BOL I love Dr, Seuss. You definitely have to have a loose tongue to read it aloud!!!! It is so fun to read though, my daughters just love it as I did as a child as well!
    thanks for linking up this fun post on thoughtless Thursday!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  2. Dr. Seuss can be dangerous in the wrong hands, no doubt about it ! - Crepes.

  3. We love ALL of Dr. Seuss' Books... butt Fox in Socks... is a TRUE TONGUE TRIPPER. BaaaaaWaaaah.

  4. Yep, that Dr. Seuss can make you nervous sometimes!

  5. Reading Dr. Seuss to the kids always feels like reading a tongue twister!

  6. if ewe guys loved fox in sockz ya will shirley love one fish two fish red fish blue fish !!! veree nice oh marty ta send de book yur way !!

  7. Couldn't quite tell
    if Marty was a he or a she.
    But if Marty likes Seuss
    that's OK by me and we.
    And Seuss is good any day
    any time,
    So glad you found your book...
    Isn't this a silly rhyme?

    Thankful for friends, books and
    the amazing Seuss!

  8. I'm not sure we trust foxes with socks on their feet! Thanks for the gotcha day wishes! We still owe you an e-mail and will work on that very soon.

  9. We love Dr Seuss books. They sure are tongue twisters.
    Sue B

  10. We love Dr. Seuss books! We love the tongue twisters. When I was a kid my favorite Dr. Seuss book was Green Eggs And Ham.
    I always asked if we could turn our scrambled eggs green and our ham green as well. Sadly, I never got to try it. MOL!
    Have a pawsome day!
    ❀Siamese Smothers❀Happiness is Siamese!

  11. I love Dr Suess! Don't read On Beyond Zebra. It's a super tongue twister and of course one of my kids' favorites. I never knew about the coded warning. I may go look back through all those Suess books!! ~Rascal and Rocco

  12. Dr. Seuss is a lot of fun. I love reading them to my little nieces.

  13. PepiSmartDog: Thank you for the warning about the danger books and explaining their in secret code fro crazy stuff. BOL! Wonder if we're supposed to wear a big hat to blend in when looking at the pics?
    Good Lord! I'm one and a half weeks late but I'm here now! 'She' and I are "first responder anima rescuers" and we had some serious animal rescues to deal with, which meant we ran out of time to do some of our regular jobs. Sorry we are so late; hope you understand.
    Thank you for joining Thankful Thursday and I hope to see you again and again. Really appreciate your support and input. :=o)


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