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The Foot Book

3.97 of 5 stars 3.97  ·  rating details  ·  19,340 ratings  ·  556 reviews
A toe-tapper babies will love--the classic Seussian book about opposites: "Wet foot, dry foot. Low foot, high foot..." ...more
Board Book, 24 pages
Published November 26th 1996 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 1968)
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J
If I were reviewing this book from my two year old's point of view I'd be far more liberal with the stars. From me it's only getting three. I enjoyed it the first two hundred times, but the plot's a bit lacking.

Our favorite part:
his feet,
her feet,
fuzzy fur feet


Who doesn't love fuzzy fur feet?
ZaBeth
Okay, so I'm sitting in the exam room today waiting for my doctor to come in (and eventually tell me I have a sinus infection) when my husband says, "Hey, there's a Dr. Seuss book."

There stuck between the year old Women's Day magazines is a well used copy of Dr. Seuss' The Foot Book. Suddenly, instead wondering what was keeping my doctor, I secretly prayed she'd spend a few extra minutes with the patient in the next room.

What I realized immediately with this book is that Dr. Seuss is best enjo
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midnightfaerie
This isn't one of our favorite Dr. Seuss books. It doesn't have a lot of content, other then a few rhymes about feet. My biggest attraction to this book is that it's about feet, something I like. My children were half interested in it. Nice addition to a full Dr. Seuss collection for the die hards out there, but not imperative.
Kayla Krecklow
"The Foot Book" is one of Dr. Seuss's books that doesn't have much of a story line, but it does have many different meanings behind it and lessons that can be taken away from it. For one, this book would be great when teaching children about opposites. Throughout the whole book Dr. Seuss compares opposites such as big foot, small foot and his foot, her foot. The illustrations also correspond with many of the comparisons. Another lesson that could be taught from this book is all the different typ ...more
Robert
The Foot Book may be my favorite Seuss book. It is certainly the most memorable.

Long ago when I waited tables at an up-scale restaurant, this book was kept beneath the hostess stand. The restaurant discouraged children, but for some guests, their children were permitted.

Anyhow, it become a custom on Saturday evenings for me to break out this book and read it to all the tables in my section. It was not uncommon for there to be a chorus line of diners putting their left feet, then their right, etc
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Catherine Fevery
I have always loved all of Dr. Suess’ books but this one wasn’t necessarily my favorite. He has very clever well written books that rhyme which is why I love them. I think the reason I wasn’t the biggest fan of this book was because it was so short. This book is great for very young children. If your child is maybe four years old this book would be perfect for them. This book is about all different types of feet out there, from different colors like black and red, and different sizes like small ...more
Hatka Prozorac
This book can be used for math lessons on measurements and counting. The measurement lesson can consist of students measuring feet within the classrooms. The counting lesson can consist of students counting the number of feet within the classroom. It can also help students focus on even numbers and counting by 2's, since most people have two feet. The lesson on counting can also be used for graphing in which the students collect data on the shoe size each student wears and graph the information. ...more
Jordan Sanchez
I feel this book can be a great read for children because it is such a fast pace book. The book is about all the different feet that you meet. The reason that it is such a fast pace book is because of the minimum use of words on the pages. This leads to fairly large illustrations being used throughout the book to really attract the child's attention.The illustrations are of very goofy looking creatures that usually have many different colors on them and I feel this really draws in the children.
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Jennifer Bollinger
Rate: 4

Review: the book the foot book is a very good book for young children to read. The foot book teachs young children about their opposites and what opposites mean. The book describes that you can have wet feet, dry feet, high foot, and a low foot which is good for young children to learn about




Author: Dr. Suess

The author Dr. Seuss was an American writer and poet, and cartoonist. He was most widely known for his children's books. He has published 46 children's books often characterized as ima
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Adam Donald
"The Foot Book" is a classic beginning reader Dr. Seuss book. It is designed around helping young readers learn some basic words and start recognizing the way they are spelled. The book is basically all about different kinds of feet going different places. There are pig feet, people feet, fast feet and slow feet. With this method children are introduced to new, simple words every page. There is also a lot of repetition so the kids are able to solidify the new words that they learn by reading thi ...more
Jonah
I think this is a good book that kid like me would love. Its funny to because it is a rhyming book that make alot of jokes. The author of this book is always making funny rhyming that all kids would would love. The setting of the book is very where because the people in the book will go every where and rhym's to every one
Philip
I read this to my daughters tonight.

Here's my question: did the good doctor write it AND illustrate it?

Second comment/question/observation: This was published in 1968. Sgt. Pepper's was released in '67, right? Along with Lucy in the Sky... Have you SEEN the pictures in this book? Is it a coincidence?
Kendal Dastrup
The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss is about all the different feet in the world. The differences between a left feet vs. a right feet and clown feet vs. pig feet. It’s a very comical book but it helps children develop an understanding of differences and the fact that being unique is good. As I read through the children’s book, I really had the understanding that as you read this book at different ages you would get a completely different message to take with you. At my age, it’s a message of understandi ...more
Kelly S.
I've read this book over 100 times. Here are some of my favorite lines:
Let foot, left foot, left foot, right. Feet in the morning, feet at night. Left foot, left foot, left foot, right. His feet, her feet. Fuzzy fur feet!"

For middle school students: completely appropriate yet far too easy.
Ashley
I loved this book so much when I was little. I had it read to me so much that I memorized it when I was three and "read" it to one of my home teachers. I knew it word for word and even knew when to turn the pages. It is a cute book. Dr. Seuss at work again.
Marcie
The Foot Book, by Dr. Seuss is a great children's book. It has always been one of my favorites and is the only kids book I've repurchased in my adult years. Like all of Dr. Seuss's books, this fantasy really has no point, its just about different kinds of feet. But it really makes you consider more than ever, just how many types of feet there are out in the world. Previously working in a shoe store made me realize that as well and now I find myself looking at peoples' feet a lot more than ever b ...more
Maggie
Awesome book to share with little ones. My granddaughter LOVES this book. For some reason the page with all the "feet, feet, feet" really causes her to stop and listen and look. Love reading this one aloud to her.
AZKaharaGirl
Left foot, right foot, left foot, right.......such catchy phrases that wake you up in the middle of the night at 3am. Still, the kids love it!
Julian Franklin
The Foot Book is a fun Dr. Seuss book that travels across the Dr. Seuss land exploring everyone's feet. I would use this book to teach rhyming and to explore what part of the words rhyme. The pictures make it easy to tell what the words are describing, so it will help children as they explore reading and rhyming words. This book could also be used to help in teaching math. Students could describe who has more or less feet, and how many feet they see on a single page or on a creature. This book c ...more
Ameliajbedelia
our very favorite! read for 17 boy over and over starting at 6 days old. nice memories. we all know by heart.
Gina
The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss is a story that is great for younger children! Though this book is very basic, it helps children learn a variety of different things. For example, right foot, left foot, feet feet feet. This helps younger children especially to learn and understand the differences that are just based on feet. And because this book is so great about showing differences, it helps children grasp that there are differences within them, but that it is okay! Overall I think this book is grea ...more
Lane
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Literally the first book I ever read.
Ronyell
“The Foot Book” is a children’s book from the greatest mind of children’s books, Dr. Seuss and it is about how the main character, a fuzzy and golden looking character, introduces the various types of feet that everyone has. “The Foot Book” is one of the greatest books from Dr. Seuss ever created that children will enjoy for many years.

Dr. Seuss’ talent for writing and illustrations has been astounding children around the world for many years and this book is no exception! Dr. Seuss perfectly pu
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Jessica Jackson
“The Foot Book,” my favorite book as a child, is one of Dr. Seuss’s Bright and Early Books for Beginning Readers. Like its title, this book is all about feet and the various colors, shapes, and environments they come in. The illustrations include Seuss’ strange trademark creatures. Though there isn’t a clear storyline, an orange, fuzzy creature seems to narrate or at least be the main creature in the story. The book has rhyme and meter, and is a fun read for children and adults, alike. The illus ...more
Ariel Russell
Children's Picture Book Ages 2 and above

This book was about feet. For example the color, the size, the quantity were just some of the ways in which feet were described.

This is an easy-to-read book that recognizes a theme and uses simple sentences that will allow the reader to connect and relate.

The Dr. Seuss books are some of my favorite books because my teachers or librarians always implemented activities into the lesson plans which allowed students to connect with the readings.

The visuals a
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Miranda Jones
The Foot Book looks at how many different feet there are. The broad idea of this book is telling readers that everyone is different and it’s okay to be different. It consists of a lot of opposites. This is helpful for the understanding of opposites for younger readers because it illustrates them with pictures. I would use this book to teach students their left from their right. As I read this book, I would have the students step with their right or left foot every time they hear the cue. Learnin ...more
Mr. John
The Foot Book is a very good beginner book that teaches a child the variations of feet you will see in the world. I like the "twenty-four" feet, which allows the child to be able to count the number of feet they see.

It teaches a child day and night, left foot and right foot, big and small, wet and dry, and the differences you will come upon in the world. It is also very good to get the child sounding out words and memorization skills with very simple words and playful sentences.
Madison Hays
The Foot Book is the perfect book for early readers. Dr. Seuss uses repetitive and easy words that young children can both understand and learn to read themselves. Not only are the words easy, but they also teach the readers about opposites, such as left vs. right and top vs. bottom. The use of opposites encourages the child to continue reading because they can anticipate the upcoming page.

The illustrations draw in early readers because they are bright, colorful and goofy. Each page is filled w
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Julie
For ages 3-6

One day I was having kindergarten in to the media center and they were an active group. I decided to try and have them act out the book while I read.
I have done this two ways. One is having everyone lay on their back with space around each kid so nobody gets kicked. In the art classroom where it was more crowded with tables and the carpet was dirty, I set the chairs up like bus rows with ample space between chairs front to back for leg lifting.
This is a great opportunity to work on t
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John Sperry
This book is geared toward young elementary students with a message of teaching students about feet. Numerous adjectives or verbs are used to describe the various types of feet or their function. This is a book I would use as a kindergarten or 1st grade teacher for my beginning readers and can help to teach basics such as left vs. right.
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Theodor Seuss Geisel was born 2 March 1904 in Springfield, MA. He graduated Dartmouth College in 1925, and proceeded on to Oxford University with the intent of acquiring a doctorate in literature. At Oxford he met Helen Palmer, who he wed in 1927. He returned from Europe in 1927, and began working for a magazine called Judge, the leading humor magazine in America at the time, submitting both carto ...more
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