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One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  175,114 ratings  ·  2,852 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, 64 pages
Published October 6th 2003 by Harper Collins Children's Books (first published 1960)
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Jun 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 1-fiction
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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
Ahmad Sharabiani
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, Dr. Seuss

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish is a simple rhyming book for beginning readers, with a freewheeling plot about a boy and a girl named Jay and Kay and the many amazing creatures they have for friends and pets.

Interspersed are some surreal and unrelated skits, such as a man named Ned whose feet stick out from his bed, a creature who has a bird in his ear, and one man named Joe who cannot hear the other man's call.

The book was the basis of
Spencer Orey
Sep 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kids-books
Whoa, this book rules!! There's so much imagination. I've had to read a lot of Dr Seuss to my kid in the past two years, and it's been really hit or miss. Sometimes you get something classic like Green Eggs and Ham and sometimes you get a crap show like Cat in the Hat 2.

So this one really surprised me! It was wonderful. My kid was riveted. Super fun.
Jan 30, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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
Jun 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: hardcover, indy, owned
It’s colourful
It’s a really good book
It’s the coolest book ever
I’m also interested in it as it’s written by Dr Suess and I like his writing
And I like his drawings
He’s a really good guy
I like it because it rhymed the whole book
It was very very very very funny!

By Indy 7 years of age!
Mar 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love these books
Aug 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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.
Jason Koivu
Feb 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
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 Fi
Wren (fablesandwren)
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.
Sep 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
More fun for the younger reader from the pen of Dr Seuss - lovely rhymes and illustrations as per usual and lots of fun.
Jan 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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
Shelves: poetry
All girls who like
to brush and comb
should have a pet
like this at home...
Mar 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing One of our favorite children's book. My grand daughter easily read this alone, and enjoyed it very much. ...more
Feb 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Oh, how I wanted to actually meet these wondrous creatures from the amazing imagination of Dr. Seuss when I was little.
Matter of fact, there are a few of them I wouldn't mind having as pets even now.
Jul 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was expecting this book to be about two (or possibly four 🤔) different colored fish — boy was I wrong! Rather, hoards of characters of all shapes and sizes are introduced in quick succession, most of them not sea-dwellers at all.

I felt the author could’ve explored each character in more depth, but hey, as a doctor I’m sure he’s very busy.
Aug 15, 2010 rated it liked it
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. ...more
Featured in a grandma reads session.

As I've previously mentioned, the members of my group are growing faster than my list to read to them is shortening, and some of the books in that list are for kids younger than they are - so I'm weeding the list and either tossing old book choices or reading the keepers off the list. This book is the latter - who passes up One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish??? It's Dr. Seuss! There was a month or two in my first few years of life that I told anyone who w
Daniel Clausen
Dec 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-of-2019
One book, two book, red book, blue book...what a wonderful year it has been for reading! Instead of my normal book review, I thought I would use this last book review of the year to reflect on the year of reading. 2019 proved the old adage that the best investments are in old books and old friends. Since I consider books I've read before as old friends, it was a good year indeed!

The best of my re-reads included Murakami Haruki's Sputnik Sweetheart and Norwegian Wood. My own book "The Undergroun
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
Nov 21, 2017 rated it it was ok
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)
May 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I rapped this book in front of a crowd of people last year. The "nook cook book" was a challenge, but I pulled it off quite nicely, I think. ...more
jenna Hudrlik
Oct 29, 2007 rated it did not like it
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.
Sep 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I deeply appreciate this book as it has made a large quantity of our population love reading, it's complex rhymes inspire generations of young authors and poets amongst us. ...more
Sep 20, 2016 rated it did not like it
fuck you, book, you're like 30 pages too long ...more
Feb 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed-2016
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
Jun 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens
This is one of my favorites!
Jon Nakapalau
So many good memories connected with this of the books that helped me learn to read.
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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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