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The Foot Book

3.98 of 5 stars 3.98  ·  rating details  ·  20,637 ratings  ·  613 reviews
The Foot Book is a delightful tribute to the diverse and multifaceted world of feet. Not merely a realm of ankles, arches, and toes--as this self-proclaimed "Wacky Book of Opposites" attests--the podiatry province welcomes all kinds: "Slow feet/Quick feet/Well feet/Sick feet." Dr. Seuss has put his best foot forward here, in a whimsical approach to showcasing opposites. We ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published January 5th 2004 by Collins (first published January 1st 1968)
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Jason Koivu
Mar 04, 2015 Jason Koivu rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Jason by: emma
* * * Read & Reviewed by Me and My Niece Emma * * *

Those 5 stars are totally biased, because Emma just read this whole book to me all by herself - the first one ever - and I'm over the moon with pride!

There was so much joy up in my heart that I forgot to make a joke about her own stinky feet. After a day of hard playing at school, those little piggies get ripe!

Apparently The Foot Book is one they have at school and obviously it's a favorite, because Emma passed over a dozen other good choice
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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?
Jason Carr
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Gina
Well last night was definitely a night devoted to fun family reading and fond memories. My kids are celebrating Dr. Seuss's birthday in school and my my sons' shad an assignment to find a Dr. Seuss book that had an affect on their early life, read it, and bring it to school the next day. My 7 year old chose this title. He loved this book when he was a toddler (and still does). My husband and I know many of these books by heart now and now my son knows this one by heart now too. It not only helpe ...more
ZaBeth  Marsh
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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Gizelle
The Foot Book is a classic Dr. Suess book that talks about the opposites. The tone throughout the book is a very melodic and poetic with its rhyming every other sentences, making it a great book to read to any child. As I read this book to a five-year old, she enjoyed the illustrations that were in each page. She made her own story by just looking at the many details in each page. She also picked up on how every last word of each sentence would sound familiar and asked why it sounded like a song ...more
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
Siomara
These book, are just so easy and fun. The creativity in the illustrations are also entertaining while reading.
Dee-Ann
Who knew there was so much you could write about feet. It should have been named 'Thre Feet Book' as it it is only in the early part of the book that 'foot' is used.
Brooke Leone
It's hard for me to not give Dr. Seuss books a 5 star rating because I want to teach early childhood and when I read a book, especially a Dr. Seuss book, all I can think about is how I would use it so teach children in my classroom. The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss is especially good for young readers because of the use of repetition and very simple vocabulary.

The use of repetition in Dr. Seuss books is great for children who are just learning to read. The word "foot" or "feet" is on every single pag
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Caitlin Lawler
The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss is the silly and humorous book about all the different feet in the world. Seuss tackles the differences between a right feet vs. a left feet and pig feet vs. clown feet. This book is very comical book and can help children develop an understanding of the differences between people and that it is ok to be unique. This book, like many of Dr. Seuss’s books give the reader a really good understanding of the underlying message and it can be universally enjoyable to all ages ...more
Jake
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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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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Megan Cureton
The Foot Book was my childhood favorite book. As soon as I even look at the outside cover it immediately takes me back to when life was so easy and I was just starting to learn how to read. I remember crawling up in bed at night with my mom and trying to read it to her and she would have to sound out the words with me and I use to laugh at how silly the images and story was. I think this book is good for beginning readers because it isn't too complicated and it is repetition, mostly the word 'fo ...more
Cale Knutson
The Foot Book is a Dr. Seuss book that is all about feet. The whole story talks about all the different types of feet. From left foot to right foot, to his feet or her feet. This provides beginner readers with the chance to read reading a very simple book. This is such a good book for beginner readers because there aren’t any full sentences in this book. It provides children with the chance to practice reading two or three words at a time. The illustrations in this story a great for young childr ...more
Dree Kinder
The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss is a great book for beginning readers. Dr. Seuss does a great job through his beginner books, such as this one. He is able to make it a fun book for children to read, while making it short and simple.

This book teaches children about opposites. The entire book focuses on feet, and the many different types of feet that there are. Kids can relate the many types of feet to a lot of other things throughout their lives. The book teaches that although there can be many differ
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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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Dharia Scarab

My love of reading started when i was young, and it gives me immense pleasure to provide books to Spread the Word Nevada, an organization that passes them on to children in the community. They are a terrific organization supporting an important cause. If your local I encourage you to check them out. For those living further a field, look in your own community, their may already be a similar program in place. And if not, you can always help start one.

http://spreadthewordnevada.org/

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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?
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.
Maureen Jehling
The Foot Book, by Dr. Seuss, does not have any real plot to it except feet. The author talks about all sorts of different events that could happen with feet, but in a way that is so silly. I think that the book could have ran a little deeper than that, but sadly it does not. But on the bright side, this book can still be used as a beginner book for young readers. The fun rhyming combinations that Dr. Seuss is known for draw the children in. It could also help a child to learn specific general wo ...more
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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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