The Foot Book (The Bright and Early Books for Beginning Beginners)

by Dr. Seuss

Hardcover, 1968



Local notes

R seu




Random House (1968), Edition: Book Club Edition, Hardcover, 36 pages


Beginner's text describes all sorts of feet doing all sorts of things.

Original publication date


Physical description

36 p.; 9.28 inches

User reviews

LibraryThing member Stephanyk
This book would be appropriate for pre-k through the first grade. There are very few words in the book and the words foot, feet, left and right are repeated numerous times throughout the story. Younger children should be able to follow a long. Also their are colorful and silly pictures that they
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may like. The book describes all the different kinds of feet and how everyone has different ones.
Uses in the classroom:
-I would have children trace their feet on a piece of paper and then decorate it. Then I would hang up the pictures all around the room so that children can see that not one will look the same. Under the pictures I would have them write what kind of feet they have. They can either think of their own description or use one from the book.
-I would show children a collection of different feet (baby, horse, boy, girl, duck).
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LibraryThing member esproull
"The Foot Book" is great for early learners and children that are just beginning to read. The book teaches many things about not only reading, but also rights and lefts, rhyming words, and that the plural form of foot is feet. Along with catchy rhymes, the book has creative and interesting pictures
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that are sure to capture any child's attention.
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LibraryThing member booo2893
-No Award
-The foot book is about how many feet you see when you walk around and it also shows you that there are different types of feet.
-this book is a great way to teach children which foot is your left foot and which foot is your right foot.
-you can count how many feet there are in
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the classroom.
-You also could have a huge poster bored and paint each kids feet and have them step on the poster

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LibraryThing member Mistin
Within the pages of this book, the reader gets to enjoy the rhyming words that teaches the logic behind feet, and walking. It uses colors to show the differnce in the many feet of the world:)
LibraryThing member mfwilson
Dr. Seuss gives the reader a sense of imagination as he describes all of the different types of feet there are. His style of rhyming, paired with vibrant illustrations teach different things including grammar. Prepositions, adjectives, and pronouns are all used.
LibraryThing member LanitaBostic
Dr. Seuss uses a number of techniques to draw in his readers. The sentences are written in a way that allows the teacher (reader) to receive active participation from the listeners. Dr. Seus also uses repetition, so readers know what words are coming up next. An example would be, "left foot, left
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foot, right foot, right-feet in the morning, feet at night." The students would have no problem yelling out the last word. The book is absolutely a wonderful beginner book. There are left feet, right feet, quick feet, sick feet, up feet, and down feet. Feet are everywhere! My daughter once went back through the book to count the number of different feet referenced by Dr. Seus.
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LibraryThing member ruthe002
The rhyming and repetitve text in this book will help children learn to recognize words and begin to read independently. The directional terms left and right used in this book are also good for children to read about. This is an excellent book for young children, they can begin to read this on
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their own and gain confidence.
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LibraryThing member lwmasters
The Foot Book is a fun read for young children just beginning to read. It has lots of rhyming and repeating words which will be good for children just learning words. The pictures are very amusing. Dr.Suess presents a lot of different feet also using different numbers and colors. A great book for 4
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or 5 year olds.
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LibraryThing member rachel0217
This is a great rhyming book for children to practice reading. This book doesn't have a big story line, but children can practice their rhyming words and learn the meaning of opposite.
LibraryThing member conuly
This is a good, light-hearted book that's well suited both for preschoolers and early readers. Breezy, repetitive, rhyming text helps children read, and funny pairs of words (small feet, big feet, here come pig feet! his feet, her feet fuzzy fur feet!) keep everybody's interest. I can't praise this
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one enough :)
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LibraryThing member ReadAloudDenver
Reading Dr. Seuss' "The Foot Book" aloud to your child will not only be a lot of fun, it will also help develop the following early literacy skills:
Phonological Awareness: hearing the rhyme and rhythm in the sounds of the words
Vocabulary: building up their vocabulary with fun adjectives describing
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LibraryThing member DavidFrank
This book is a fun read which has rhyming, brightly colored simple pictures, counting and color recognition. It also deals with opposites such as wet/dry, high/ low, left /right, front /back etc
LibraryThing member MrsLee
Rhythmical and funny, two of the things children love. Dr. Seuss beginning books eased my children into reading.
LibraryThing member setonhansen
In this book dr. seuss presents different types of feet. It covers opposites ("wet foot, dry foot") very well. I like this book because it seems simple enough for an emergent reader to memorize and eventually read.
LibraryThing member AndreaByrnes
Fantastic story for kids to follow.
LibraryThing member clwalker
Small feet, big feet, here come pig feet — and more! Slip off your shoes and kick up your heels with Dr. Seuss's classic The Foot Book, now with funtastic flaps and lots of stickers! All the fun and charm of the original book is here in this interactive version about all the different feet there
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are to meet.
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LibraryThing member HeidiBlanco
Summary: This Dr. Suess book is about feet. It talks about all the different types of feet, left foot, right foot, small and little feet.

Personal Reaction: I like this book it has a lot of ryhming. The graphics are fun and can keep a child interested.

Classroom extension:
1. In class I could use
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this book to teach students how to create their own rhymes.
2. And then I will have the students get into groups and create their own rhymes.
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LibraryThing member Mattie10
The Foot Book is a classic Dr. Seuss poetry book. This book is about feet. It talks about how many feet you meet, and what all your feet go through. It goes through all different kinds of people and their feet. The book is very catchy for young children. It rhymes and has a lot of color. I would
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always have Dr. Seuss books in my classroom.

One activity you could do in the classroom is have the children dip their feet in paint and put their footprints on a sheet of paper to take home. You could have them do all different colors and let them be creative and put their feet in all different ways to make different feet. Another activity you could do would be to have different pictures of feet cute out one could be fireman boots, one could be cowboy boots, and one could be snow boots and so on, then the children could match the boots with the picture it goes with, the fireman, the cowboy and the eskimo.
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LibraryThing member andreablythe
My Review: Another favorite from my childhood. Suess in general is fantastic, his art is fun and his playful rhymes echo through many years of my youth. I remember fondly flipping through his books even in high school. The Foot Book in particular plays with opposites and is wonderful for kids.

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niece's review: Tasty. Literally, as the cardboard pages spent most of their time in her mouth.
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LibraryThing member gsmith3
Dr. Seuss's "The Foot Book," is a silly story about feet. This has always been one of my daughter's favorites. "Slow feet, quick feet, trick feet, sick feet!" Each page is full of goofy rhymes that will keep young readers giggling. Seuss is a master at making a quality children's story out of thin
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air. He combines funny pictures, silly rhymes, and made up words to keep kids turning the pages. "His feet, her feet, fuzzy fur feet." This is just another example of the sentences that Seuss is known for. There really isn't a clear message to this story. Mostly the story is meant to entertain and it does just that.
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LibraryThing member mollyellison
comedy/humor, rhyme, counting, rhythm, repetition, Interest level: Kindergarten, GLE: 1.1, 1968.

The Dr. Seuss book all about feet and the different types of people/feet you can meet.
LibraryThing member dangerlibearian
Who doesn't love Dr. Seuss?!
LibraryThing member CamillaBean14
CHILDRENS FANTASY: This book is a great example of a fantasy for children, because it is a fun silly book with strange made up creatures, but it also has some underlying lessons. The book is very simple and easy to understand. It talks about feet, but uses feet to highlight the opposites between
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the adjectives that describe the feet. It also provides illustrations that show what the difference between these opposites are.
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