Monday, November 17, 2014

There are Rocks in my Socks...

My birthday was yesterday, I turned 34 years old. I've been reading a lot lately and then began thinking about books I really loved as a kid.

Y'all, honestly, and don't hate my lovely mother but she never read Dr. Seuss to me, not that I remember anyway...she was probably Dr. Seuss'd out after my brother 8 years earlier. But, the only book I really remember her reading to me was "'There are Rocks in my Socks!' says the Ox to the Fox".

I remember this book being hysterical. I couldn't get enough of it. I know the copy we had was smaller than the photo to the left and had a purpelish background. The edges were used and the pages well turned.

I remember laughing my self silly when my mom would read lines like, "Eureka! I have it! Just do a flip-flop...
    Put your legs in the air so your feet aren't on top
    Of the rocks; which will then slide right out of your socks." Or, 
    "With a swish of my tail, I'll give that old tack a good whack that will knock it from under my back!"

These lines are classic and the situations just down right silly. I have always enjoyed reading and it wouldn't surprise me if this book is one of the many reasons why. It has tongue twisters, silly characters, and of course a gullible protagonist. To this day I giggle every time I say, "I have rocks in my socks".

If you have the book at home for your children this is an adorable read along on YouTube:

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Now tell me, what was your favorite book when you were a child?

1 comment:

  1. I don't remember what books I loved when I was that young. There was Where the Sidewalk Ends. I remember loving Nancy Drew when I was about in 4th grade. Thanks for sharing with #SmallVictoriesSundayLinkup. Hope you join us again tonight.