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One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  145,365 ratings  ·  2,509 reviews
“From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere” . . . So begins this classic Beginner Book by Dr. Seuss. Beginning with just five fish and continuing into flights of fancy, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish celebrates how much fun imagination can be. From the can-opening Zans to the boxing Gox to the winking Yink who drinks pink ink, the silly rhym ...more
Kindle Edition, 63 pages
Published September 24th 2013 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published 1960)
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Jun 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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4 out of 5 stars for One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, a children's picture book written in the 1960s by Dr. Seuss. I loved this one as a child, and probably read it around 7 or 8 years old, then again at 10. Between the rhymes and tongue-twisters, it encourages kids to laugh and have fun when reading. Focusing on pets, under water fish are my favorite. All the colors, shapes and sizes. All the things to do with them. Dr. Seuss is a definite children's classic, but with pic
Jan 30, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens
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
(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
Mar 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love these books
Archit Ojha
Aug 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks
Another ball out of the canon from Dr. Seuss.

“From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere!”

Simply remarkable with the tongue twister of a rhythm. Enjoyment knows no bounds and age is just a number. The tune of this poem is hard to get out of the head.


I am reading this to my kids. No more the simple 4 lines of Humpty Dumpty.

Dr. Seuss has arrived in their lives.
4 Awesome-sauce ★'s

“Today is gone. Today was fun.
Tomorrow is another one.
Every day,
from here to there,
funny things are everywhere!”

This picture book is from the 1960's and is by none other than the genius Dr. Seuss himself. It's perfect for reading aloud with its simple words, its easy to read with a known vocabulary, colors and short tales and superb rhyming which makes it a tone of fun for people of all ages. Per his usual, Dr. Seuss's books are always whimsical and witty. One Fish, Two Fish
Jason Koivu
Feb 28, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sheer poetry!

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish is a pure genius work of epic poetry. The beginning of the tale focuses guessed 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
Sep 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
More fun for the younger reader from the pen of Dr Seuss - lovely rhymes and illustrations as per usual and lots of fun.
Jan 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
WrensReads Review:

Rhymes Rhymes Rhymes, My My My

Dr. Seuss is a classic and a poet and... no, I'm not going to be that cliché.

There wasn't much lesson with this one like some that he has, or purpose really. I think really he wanted to show kids that your imagination is important. Because obviously a lot of the things said are impossible, but the impossible is fun, you know? It is important to be impossible.

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Jan 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There are so many Dr. Seuss books that I love. One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish was a childhood favorite for sure. It still remains a treasure because the simple words and rhymes encourage children to read and they love it. Children love the colorful illustrations too.

Feb 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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All girls who like
to brush and comb
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like this at home...
Mar 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition One of our favorite children's book. My grand daughter easily read this alone, and enjoyed it very much.
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
Aug 15, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens
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.
Nov 21, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Maybe its for kids, but its not for me for sure..
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
Ally (The Scribbling Sprite)
I rapped this book in front of a LOT of people last year. The "nook cook book" was a challenge, but I pulled it off quite nicely, I think.
jenna Hudrlik
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.
Feb 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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The rhyming and tongue twisters are a great way to introduce young readers to the way that words can be used. The illustrations of weird and wonderful creatures are whimsical and a great way for children to use their imagination. Being presented with creatures that are not real can sometimes be a challenge for younger readers, but I believe that this can a great way to start conversations with children about the characters. Finding out what they think these creatures might be, what they do, how ...more
Shannon The Show Stopper
This is one of my favorites!
 Charlie - A Reading Machine
My almost two year old falls asleep to this almost every day. Easy rhymes and lulling as hell!
Jun 23, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Aug 20, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Keeley Mali
Jun 06, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens-books
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! :)
Dec 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved a classic.
Aug 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: olivers-reads
A childhood favorite that is still as wondrous to me as an adult. I love reading it to my little son!
Sep 20, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
fuck you, book, you're like 30 pages too long
Sheila Majczan
Jun 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Having been a kindergarten teacher plus having 3 children of my own I do believe I have read every Dr. Seuss book. We even had a Dr. Seuss day on which we made green eggs and ham. His books are all part of "must read" for children.
Mar 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
2016 was not a great year for my CV, but If a CV allowed for you to list all of the texts you have memorized, this would be the one I am most proud of knowing by heart.
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
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