There's a Wocket in my Pocket (Bright & Early Books)

by Dr. Seuss

Hardcover, 1974



Call number




Random House Books for Young Readers (1974). Book Club Edition. 36 pages


Beginner's text of all sorts of silly rhyming words.

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LibraryThing member mrs.mackey
"Theres a Wocket in My Pocket" is a book filled with silly rhymes and made-up characters. Characters include wockets, zamps, bofas etc. The illustrations are classic of all Dr. Seuss illustrations.

This book is fun to read with all of the silly rhymes. It is almost like singing an short song. I
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like the last two pages the best. There is one page filled with a long rhyme that is fun to try to say really fast.

In the classroom, I would ask my students if they could think of any silly names for a make believe character of their own. It would be interesting to see what they could come up with.
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LibraryThing member mariah21
This book is good for boys or girls, and Dr. Suess always has easy to read books for young children! It's a silly tale with made up creatures, and is always a hit with children.
LibraryThing member meallen1
Any Dr. Suess book is great but I liked this one because of all of the ryhmes so I could ask the students to make their own book with words that rhyme.
LibraryThing member mercedesromero
There's a wocket in my pocket allows children to make silly rhyming words. It triggeres their imaginations! I loved this book!
LibraryThing member ashtonrice
helps children with rhyming words and similar words!
LibraryThing member crdutton
This is a very fun rhyming book. I would use this in a phonics lesson as a fun way for students to spot rhymes and tell me which worsd rhymed with each other. Although the words may be silly and not make sense, they still rhyme, which children find amusing. I love this book because it is funny and
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it is illustrated very well.
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LibraryThing member JessicaHill
There's a Wocket in my Pocket is an extremly funny book that would be enjoyed by any child. The rhymes of each word flows off of the toungh and makes a mark in the mind each time the story is read. This book is excellent for teaching children the importance of words. This book is perfect for
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teaching students phonemic awairness. I would recommened this book for any child who is begining to learn the concepts of words and sounds.
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LibraryThing member nmhale
This has become one of my favorite Seuss stories, although it wasn't on my radar when I was a child (I was more interested in his big titles, like Cat in the Hat or The Grinch). I've been reading it out loud to my two year old daughter, though, and love this whimsical story. As with his other
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books, the rhymes here are silly and feature an abundance of strange creatures with made-up names. Actually, this story may have more crazy animals than any other, because the pattern of the text is that a creature lives inside just about every household object that you can think of, and their name rhymes with their domicile. For instance, a ghair lives under the chair and nubboards live in the cupboards.

The reason I like this particular story so much is because it reminds me of when I was a little girl, and saw the world with imaginative eyes. At the beginning the narrator, a young boy, says that his house is a little strange and he likes it that way. He likes meeting all the zany characters inhabiting his house, whether they're friendly (most are), unfriendly, or sometimes even a bit creepy. I can remember being able to envision the infinite possibilities around me, being able to see fairies or treasures or ghosts; now, that ability doesn't come as easily. I want my daughter to have as rich an imagination as this book portrays, and I personally like stepping back inside childish innocence and wonder for a time and remembering when a potential creature hid behind every door, under every blanket.
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LibraryThing member bmmoore
To me, this is classic Dr. Seuss. The rhyming scheme he uses is very simplistic and easy to follow; but the illustrations tell the story. Since the creatures he is making up don't exist, the illustrations help the imagination envision what these characters look like and how they might behave. This
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story helped me get over my fear of the basement when I was younger because he made the creatures friendly and inviting. 5 star book for sure!
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LibraryThing member rjmcwhorter1
A very cute book with good illustrations. I would read to my kindergarten or first grade class, for sure.
LibraryThing member Skaide1
There are a couple reasons I liked this book. I liked that the language was not your typical read, the whole book was in poem format. It was clear and patterned, and gives the reader laughter through it's tongue twisters! In terms of plot, characters, and point of view, I am finding myself at a
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lack for words, as I think this book was just meant to be a fun read, with word jumbles and articulation enhancement. One thing I did notice however, was that even though the words used in Dr. Seuss's book were not so realistic, it can help early readers with their decoding skills. I can not say that their was a main message that was supposed to come out of this book, but I think that overall it is worthwhile read for beginner readers.
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LibraryThing member lmcswe1
This is another beginning book written by Dr. Seuss, and it certainly lives up to the Dr. Seuss standard of writing. One thing I especially love about this book is all the nonsense words it has in it. Not only are they fun to read, but they help kids learn to sound out words as well. Again, as with
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other Dr. Seuss books, the illustrations are as stunning as the writing is. I especially love the perspective drawings inside the house. It reminds me of what I would have imagined” Wayside school” would have looked like. There’s a lot of detail added to the drawings, so you find yourself looking at each little nook and cranny on the page. I think good illustrations can do just as much, if not more, for a book than a good plot. Each aspect of a book is important, from the characters, to the plot, to the pictures. One thing stands out about this book is that it exceeds and not just one of these categories, but all of them. The main idea of this book is to never put a cap on your imagination.
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LibraryThing member LindseyJohnson
Lindsey Johnson

Book # 7


Book Summary: This book is about a boy and his many different silly pets. Each pet is in or on something that rhymes with its name. For example, his Woset is in his closet, Zlock behind the clock, and Zelf on a shelf. This book is filled with all kinds of
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rhyming words that are sure to get your students giggling.

Personal Reaction: Dr. Seuss books have always been fun books to read. I felt this book was kind of tongue twisting. These are always a good choice of book though.

Extension Activities:
1. Discuss what colors and pets we heard in the book.
2. We could also discuss what the word rhyming means and think of rhyming words.
3. Create our own rhyming poster.
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LibraryThing member amartino1208
As the child goes through his home he notices strange creature by many household objects with rhyming names as the objects. This book sets an example of imagination and weird names for creatures. It teaches children to have those imaginations and create those fun creatures to play with. Live as a
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child would and have fun. why not do this with some strange named creatures living in your home?
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LibraryThing member lmckenzie
No matter which Dr. Seuss book it is, its always a crowd pleasure in a Kindergarten classroom. There is no better way to teach rhyming! The students love the silly creatures and after reading we make up our own silly rhymes about what creatures we might find in and on things in our classroom. I
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even let the students write their silly rhymes in their journals. This is also a great book to teach position words (in, on, behind, under, etc)
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LibraryThing member LibrarianRyan
It’s always fun to revisit Seuss. Every adult should practice the tongue twisting fun of Seuss every year or so, kids or no.
LibraryThing member brittburditt
This book of Dr. Seuss' is such a fun read for students of all ages. The illustrations are very colorful and catching to the eye. Young readers will enjoy the rhyming words within the book, and eve though this book has many made0up words, it will allow the students to practice decoding and sounding
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out words.
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Physical description

9.5 inches


0394829204 / 9780394829203

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