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a Wocket in my Pocket
By Dr. Seuss
Review by: Laura
This board book of
ridiculous rhymes is an exciting way to get rhythms going with your
youngster. A tongue twister at times for parents, it asks
unbelievably silly questions and allows children to use their
imaginations. Older children will begin to recognize the pattern
that is being used.
Have you ever heard of a zamp? A nink?
How about bofa? These words were created by replacing the first
letter of each the following words: Lamp, Sink and Sofa. This
is the idea of the book, by changing the first letter and sometimes the
first two letters of everyday regular words, you can make up new words
that sound alike.
The young boy in the story looks around
his house and finds different new friends. He knows that when he
hears a tock, there is a zlock behind his clock. Start slowly and
build up to a steady rhythm by the time you meet the seven friends in
the cellar! (Hint: their names all are derived from the word
By the way, did you ever have a zillow on
your pillow that helped you fall asleep? I recommend this book for
children age 18 months and up.
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