You might find it quite laughable if you were to stand outside the kids bedroom and listen to me reading to them some nights. I love to read, and I enjoy reading children’s books where you can put so much emphasis and feeling into the story!
One of my favorites, since our oldest was probably 4 or 5, is “One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish” by Dr. Seuss I really love Dr. Seuss and you’d think I’d have lots of his books, but sadly, I only have a couple. All three of my boys have absolutely loved One Fish Two Fish, and my 8 year old (Nboy) still gets a kick out of it when I read it to my 2(Baby) and 5 year old (Ekid) at bedtime.
One Fish Two Fish is truly a universal book!
So, I will go over some of my favorite parts of the book although I love the whole thing and it is especially fun to try and read it fast without getting tongue tied! I used to do that with my oldest when I didn’t want to have to read for very long. With many books, a 4 or 5 year old will not allow you to rush it or skip pages, but with One Fish Two Fish, you can totally make it fun and get it read quickly! Sneaky, I know….
This is it, the book that keeps hangin’ around!
I posted some excerpts from the book below. All of the pages are wonderful, I just chose a few of my favorites!
As you can tell, One Fish Two Fish is a well used book!
“One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish”
“Why are they sad and glad and bad? I do not know go ask your dad!
At this point the boys like to say “Ok” and then run in the other room calling for their dad :) a couple pages after this it says “go ask your mother” and I fall for it every time when they say “Mommy?” (they get a kick out of that!)
He has eleven! This is something new. I wish I had eleven too :)
The boys always HAVE to count his fingers to make sure he really has eleven! haha
And this is one of my favorite parts in the book. “And when I pull them in, Oh Dear!! My head sticks out of bed up here! ” haha I love it.
And then of course the sequel 2 pages later….. “A lot of things have come to call, a cow a dog a cat a mouse! Oh what a bed! Oh what a house!!”
“Have you ever milked this kind of cow? Well we can do it, we know how!” “if you never did, you should, these things are fun and fun is good.” Dr. Seuss has a very interesting imagination! Ha!
“And now good night, it is time to sleep, so we will sleep with our pet Zeep. Today is gone, today was fun, tomorrow is another one”
A great note to end on for a bed time story!
So there you have it, Dr. Seuss “One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish”
A must have book for your childrens book collection! If you don’t have it, you can buy it here new or used.