One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish
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One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

4.1 of 5 stars 4.10  ·  rating details  ·  92,546 ratings  ·  1,439 reviews
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish is a 1960 children's book by Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel). A simple rhyming book for learner readers, it is a book with a freewheeling plot about a boy and a girl, and the many amazing creatures they have for friends and pets. One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish was part of the Beginner Book Video series which included Oh, the Thin...more
Hardcover, 25 pages
Published October 6th 2003 by Harper Collins Children's Books (first published 1960)
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Seth
(This review is in response to a request as to why I have only given One Fish, Two Fish... three stars)

Firmly ensconced in the middle tier of the Dr Seuss canon, One Fish, Two Fish... is many people's favorite for its light humor, catchy, Moliere-esque couplets, and clever use of repetition as well as surprise, as in the title, where the rhyming word comes at the beginning of a repeated syllable, rather than at the end of the phrase.

It earns its place as one of the most quotable (possibly only...more
Jason Koivu
Sheer poetry!

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish is a pure genius work of epic poetry. The beginning of the tale focuses on...you guessed it...fish. Pages and pages of fish with various characteristics (mostly harmless) are paraded before the reader in flashes of color and humor. But then (and this is where Dr. Seuss lost a star rating from me) the story veers off and begins introducing a random cast of beings more strange than an assortment of beasties rejected from a circus of the bizarre...more
Sydney
This is the first book I ever read out loud to my mom by myself. Because of this, it will always have a special place in my heart. We had just moved to Illinois. I was 4 1/2. I kept asking my mom to read to me, but she was busy unpacking boxes. She said, "Sound out the words, just like I showed you, and you can do it yourself."
So in my determined little way I said, "Fine." Later that afternoon, I read it to her. She was shocked. She kept grabbing books off the shelf to test me, thinking I'd memo...more
Stephen
3.0 stars. Another clever, original Children's story by the legendary Dr. Seuss. Not his best, but still great to read with the kids.
Brad
When I reach for a Dr. Seuss, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish is never the book I reach for. If I need something quick because the kids are late for bed, I grab The Sneetches and pick a tale. If there's more time, but I'm still in a hurry, Green Eggs and Ham is the perfect choice. When two year old Scoutie wants a book, I grab the easiest Seuss of them all, Hop on Pop (just as I did when the twins were babes). If I want to have some fun for myself, I grab the tongue twisterrific Fox in Sock...more
Sarah Sammis
One of the joys of being a parent is sharing old favorites with my children. Harriet and Sean are now discovering Dr. Seuss. We are reading through all of his books and have landed on my all time favorite: One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. From the time I was Harriet's age to being in second or third grade, I read this book on an almost daily basis. I really don't know how many times I've read it (either listening to it being read by one of my parents or reading it myself).

One Fish, Two...more
Abi
ya gotta love dr. seuss
Hulaimat Iyabo
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish is a fantastic book of poetry by Dr. Seuss. It has no real plot but is packed full of imaginative, silly and funny creatures doing all sorts of weird and wonderful things. It is a great book to introduce children to different poetry styles, with features such as alliteration, rhythm and rhyme, repetition and many tongue twisters.
It is also great for teaching children counting, colours and opposite words, these can be found in lines such as;
“Some are old....more
Bethany
Jan 01, 2014 Bethany rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Any fans of Dr Seuss.
Okay, I'm not ashamed to admit it- I stole this from my cousin. She didn't miss it as it was sneakily done. I had heard some raving reviews about this book from 'ole Goodreads and although as a child myself I was never a fan I thought I would give it a go. So, when I discovered the book and film The Grinch which is one of my favourites, and saw this book innocently laying on the table I thought that this was an opportunity to great to miss.

I read this book and although I enjoyed it very much it...more
Tamara
Who doesn't like Dr. Seuess? Even my 18-month-old picks this book over her previous favorites, wanting to read this book cover-to-cover (an amazing feat for an 18-month-old to sit still that long) at least twice in a row.
jenna nims
i know everyone will probably hate me for not liking this but it is a pain to read to your child - a bunch of nonsense words rhyming does not always entertain - and in this case neither me or caroline were entertained.
Keeley Mali
MY Favorite Dr. Suess book. I actually have the entire book memorized, my girls get a kick out of me reciting it! One of my many useless talents thank you! :)
August Maclauchlan
We looove this book. Even though its not on a hook:) the boys laughed and were full of glee, though I'm not sure if they liked it more than me
Stefanie
When I was in 1st grade I read this entire book to the class. My teacher, Mrs Barley - gave me a mini trophy with a google eye sticker saying "Good Job." This award was not for reading the book, but the fact that I read the whole thing holding it in front of me - essentially reading it upside down. Even Mrs Barley had to hold books at an angle to read to the class and show the pictures. Yes, this is one of my shining childhood moments that I am most proud of. I can read upside down. I was thrill...more
DJ Harris
Mar 27, 2013 DJ Harris rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Kids
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss is a 1960's children's book that remains timeless. I read this book often with my grandson, Gauge.

Gauge is 4-years-old and loves this simple rhyming book designed for learner readers like him. The book's freewheeling plot about a boy and a girl, and the many amazing creatures they have for friends and pets keeps him excited and entertained.

One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss Five Star Review
Kiera Turner
Dr. Seuss was a genius! His books are absolutely awesome and are the best teachers when it comes to rhyming and phonemic awareness! I remember my mom reading me all of the Dr. Seuss books when I was younger! Now I share all my Dr. Seuss books with my children in the classroom!
Marsha
No thesis, argument, or complicated plot. Two children encounter a variety of gill-bearing aquatic craniate animals, each one involved in a nonsensical existence. Much like "A Clockwork Orange" in language development, Seuss has used the simple grammar to his advantage to obtain a rhythmic story of human encounters with the aquatic world.
Cruth
Author/Illustrator: Dr Suess
First Published: 1960

This is simply an easy read with a known vocabulary, colours and short tales. Easily digested cameo pieces that appeal to the very young and he parent rushing through the bedtime read.

Age:
Read aloud: 3+
Read yourself: 5+

-CR-
Nico
So I bought this for a kid today and read it aloud to her. I don't remember reading it as a kid myself, so.....yeah. What can I say? There was one fish, there were two fishes, there was a red fish and a blue fish. Book delivered on the cover's promise, I guess. You can accurately judge this book by its cover.
Kori Looker
"One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish" is a simple rhyming book by Dr. Suess. I recommend this book to readers who are beginning to read. This book is about a boy and a girl, and the many crazy creatures they see. I think all of Dr. Suess's book are considered the best children books of all time.
Anne
Jul 07, 2007 Anne rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who like to do voices when they read aloud
Shelves: kidsteens
A great read-aloud for doing funny voices. And it has a great message as well: "From near to far, from far to near, funny things are everywhere." Everyone should take a little time to enjoy the absurd, and where better to start than with Dr. Seuss?
Elena
This was always my favorite Seuss growing up.
Jennifer
My students love this book as much as I do. I keep a copy in the math center and another copy in the writing center. Students learn colors, math, rhyming, and phonemic awareness all from one book!
Robin Hobb
"Who am I? My name is Ned". I will always hear these lines in my father's voice as he read them out loud, with delight, to my little brother. A great book for any kid in your life.
Sowmya's book world
Today is gone, today was fun.
Tomorrow is another one
every day
from here to there
Funny things are evereywhere...
Matthew Dexter
Inspirational read with great meter and vivid imagery. The poetry and colors and illustrations are stellar.
Erik Erickson
Kindergartener worked hard to read this book...one of his first books.
John Yelverton
Yet another fun and exciting book from the mind of Dr. Seuss.
Kristen Twitty
Dr. Seuss’s books aren’t known for being very realistic, and this book is no exception. It takes readers to this sort of other world that’s wacky and straight out of your wildest imagination. As you read this book, you are introduced to some many different animals and creatures that are all so odd and creative.

The first thing I noticed when I looked at this book was quite strange to me. The author’s name, Dr. Seuss is at the top of the cover, before the title. Most books have the title first and...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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