by Rob Eckman
I am sorry that I missed last Thursday’s Seuss Family Story time, but thank you to all of the people who came the store to participate! The book that we were to read was “Fox in Socks,” and perhaps due to my imagination and creativity being completely freaked out over this small and unassuming book of KILLER tongue twisters, my body retaliated and came down with a nasty little cold bug.
You see, I sometimes trip over the pronunciation of my own name, which does not rhyme with anything. “Fox in Socks” can bring a grown man to his stuttering knees. The book has a warning on the first page, for crying out loud: “Take it slowly. This book is DANGEROUS!”
Please come back today, Thursday, when we will read “Fox in Socks” together. My new plan of attack is that you are all going to read it with me! We will all be there to support each other and our twisted tongues.
If you need something to loosen up your jaw, practice this one from pages 58 and 59:
“When a fox is in the bottle where the tweetle beetles battle with their paddles in a puddle on a noodle-eating poodle, THIS is what they call … a tweetle beetle noodle poodle bottled paddled muddled duddled fuddled wuddled fox in socks, sir!”
Yes, and now you understand! See you tonight at 7!