One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish

by Dr. Seuss

Other authorsTheodor Seuss Geisel (Author)
Hardcover, 1960

Call number




Random House Books for Young Readers (1960), 63 pages


A story-poem about the activities of such unusual animals as the Nook, Wump, Yink, Yop, Gack, and the Zeds.

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LibraryThing member conuly
Please note that it is a bit long - definitely not a great readaloud for any child with a short attention span.

It also does jump around a lot. That's an asset in an early reader - it means that the kids can stop reading when they get frustrated and pick it up again when they're ready. They don't
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have to worry about remembering plot points for more than two pages.

I like this book, my nieces like it (when they're willing to sit through it), that's what matters.

I will note that some people might object to a picture depicting some violence and calling another (sentient?) creature "bad". I don't, but if you do, please read before buying.
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LibraryThing member claire.cavell
This book is great for beginners. Their attention will be grasped by the Yink who likes to wink and drink pink ink and by the Wump with seven humps.
LibraryThing member Mistin
This is a silly innovative way to make beginner readers captiveted by rhyming, cool pictures, and also informatory on colors. Perfect book for new students to get an overall look into learning to read.
LibraryThing member ChelseaGriffin
This book is fun to read and is definitely a good book to start young children on as beginning readers.
LibraryThing member dbhutch
This book is again all about rhyming and all the lovable fictional things that are all in Dr. Seuss’s mind.

From fish, whumps and Nooks to a Ying, Zeep and a Zans. With all these funny names of his creatures it keep the kids entertained while helping them learn to read while sounding words out to
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see what will come alive next in these pages.
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LibraryThing member rjmcwhorter1
This book is definitely a fun read for the younger crowd (I'd say kindergarten would be a winner), but it does teach counting in an amusing way, so it would be appropriate to read to certain classes.
LibraryThing member PigOfHappiness
Another hit amongst Dr. Seuss' beginning readers series. Using common comparisons and simple language, this book helps children learn to enjoy reading. Appropriate for all ages :-)
LibraryThing member meallen1
I love this book! Everything rymes and it would be a really fun book to read to a class. I could also come up with a cute activity about Dr. Suess books that the students could do.
LibraryThing member mcprice
This is a Great Dr. Seuss book. This book present fish in a way that teaches numbers but also there is the element of Dr. Seuss in that some of the different creatures have weird names
LibraryThing member psjones
I love this book. It was one of my favorites as a child!
LibraryThing member mercedesromero
One Fish Two Fish... is good for children because it rhymes and tells stories throughout the book. It allows children to see storylines and how they end up.
LibraryThing member MrsLee
Another favorite Seuss book of our family, my babies memorized this and bounced to it.
LibraryThing member ashtonrice
helps children learn colors numbers and animals!
LibraryThing member jcraft
One FIsh Two Fish is a great book for beginner readers. It is an easily rhyming book that has smaller words to build a child's confidence.
LibraryThing member bestwhensimple
This was one of my favorite books as a child, and for good reason. The imaginative creatures that Dr. Seuss describes in this classic children's book help early readers see that reading can be fun. And, as Dr. Seuss says, "Fun is good."

The musical rhymes are great for reading out loud, whether
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you're an adult reading to children or a child reading a book by yourself for the first time.

The subject matter of the book is also a boon to early readers as it explains that "funny things are everywhere." Early readers can see that diversity should be embraced and applauded when they read about Yops who like to hop, or Zeds who have one hair on their heads. This appreciation of diversity is an important message to take into adulthood. It is for this reason that Dr. Seuss' book is given to young readers everywhere.
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LibraryThing member clead
The subtitle says it all - I Can Read It All by Myself. This classic Dr. Seuss is still one of the most fun and effective ways to help children with early reading and phonic work. The silly, funny rhymes are the best for beginning readers.
LibraryThing member LaurenGodwin
I thought that this was a really good book for children. I think that it keeps their attention well with all of the vivid descriptions of the fish and how it goes into detail about different things. I also think that thisbook is good because it teaches very basic numbers and colors. I think that
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you would read this book to small children that do not necessarily know how to count or know their colors and this book is a very basic introduction to numbers and colors.
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LibraryThing member JoseDelAguila
This nonsensical romp through a gallery of imaginary creatures introduces beginning readers to a variety of rhyming letter combinations.
LibraryThing member brittneywest
I especially love Dr. Seuss because it is simple for children to read and it has entertaining aspects about it too. Most beginner level readers can read this book because the words are very simple and they rhyme- I know little kids love rhyming words.
LibraryThing member setonhansen
Although this book would be hard to do a picture walk with, it is full of nonsensical things which I feel kids would enjoy. It begins talking about different types of fish but that last for six pages. It then starts talking about funny things that are everywhere. This is where the nonsense begins
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and lasts for the rest of the book. I would definitely have this fun book in my library.
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LibraryThing member tergel2
"Did you ever fly a kite in bed? Did you ever walk with ten cats on your head?" Such are the profound, philosophical queries posed in this well-loved classic by Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel. While many rhymes in this couplet collection resemble sphinx-worthy riddles, Seuss's intention is clear: teach
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children to read in a way that is both entertaining and educational. It matters little that each wonderful vignette has nothing to do with the one that follows. (We move seamlessly from a one-humped Wump and Mister Gump to yellow pets called the Zeds with one hair upon their heads.) Children today will be as entranced by these ridiculous rhymes as they have been since the book's original publication in 1960--so amused and enchanted, in fact, they may not even notice they are learning to read!
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LibraryThing member BrittneyFields
This is a cute story about different imaginary characters that have different rhyming qualities. The characters speak in rhymes and opposites most of the time. This is a good story for younger students working on numbers, colors, opposites and rhyme.
LibraryThing member katykids
Dr. Suess is just an amazing silly author. The creativity that goes into his rhymes are unbeatable.
LibraryThing member hebeaton
A favorite of young children everywhere, this Dr. Seuss classic helps with reading and counting. This book is fun to read because of the rhyming. It has very simple, short words so it is easy for younger children or beginning readers, however the rhyming sequence could also help readers develop
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fluency. There are many lessons you could do with this book.
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LibraryThing member mmburks
I read this aloud on Dr. Seuss's birthday. It is a funny rhyming book and the students really enjoyed it.




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