Select language, opens an overlay
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

Book - 1960
Average Rating:
Rate this:
17
6
A story-poem about the activities of such unusual animals as the Nook, Womp, Yink, Yap, Gack and the Zeds. A "fabulous book of easy words, exciting pictures and inviting rhythm."--Elementary English.
Publisher: New York : Beginner Books : distributed by Random House, c1960.
ISBN: 9780394800134
0394800133
9780394900131
0394900138
Branch Call Number: JE SEUSS, D.
Characteristics: 62 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment
i
iloveseaotters
Mar 04, 2021

As a kid, I probably read this book a hundred times and had it read to me even more. I still have parts of it memorized and I'm sure that anyone who has read it more than once knows it by heart.
After learning about the recent "controversy" surrounding several Dr. Seuss books, my reaction was probably the same as a lot of others in that it only intrigued me to read them again. Thank goodness my library had a lot of them.
This particular book wasn't one of the six "questionable ones", although some might not like the red fish that is said to be 'very, very bad" on Page 7. It shows him with a scowl on his face and his hand raised as though he's just hit a yellow fish. And I'm sorry/not sorry to admit that I think it's funny!
"One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish" is one of my all time favorite books and from the very first page I remembered why. First of all, it's hilarious and Dr. Seuss' gift for rhyme and imagination is apparent throughout.
I found myself reading the book aloud (thank goodness no one was around to hear me!), and at times I even tripped myself up, trying to say the words. Some of them are real tongue twisters and they would probably be good practice for speaking in general, because I tend to stumble when I'm speaking in public or in an interview. Plus it's a fun book with cute illustrations.
My favorite 'chapter' is the one about Ned who does not like his little bed. In a very odd way I can relate as I just bought a new bed to replace my uncomfortable one. The beginning of the book is where it mentions the fish and I love the line "I do not know, go ask your dad." That has always made me laugh, even as an adult.
I highly recommend this one, both for kids and for adults who loved this book as a child. It really is fun to read and the illustrations are funny. Definitely a classic!

t
TEENREVIEWBOARD
Oct 15, 2020

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, by Dr. Seuss, is a very clever, and engaging read for younger audiences! I love the incorporation of learning not only how to read, but also counting numbers, and learning colours. I think that Seuss’ creativity was fantastic in this book, and it is definitely an excellent way to teach young readers! Furthermore, the rhyming makes the book a lot more engaging, which will keep kids interested for longer periods of time. I would absolutely recommend this book to other people, as it is a simple, cute, and fun read, as well as a great educational tool @PenelopeScriptor of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

r
RockyRidgePicks
Oct 09, 2020

A classic and silly story that emphasizes rhyming and nonsense words!

n
NeoNoir
Mar 03, 2020

This "Dr. Seuss" book of cartoon illustrations and free-flowing rhyme is a perennial favorite among eager, young readers the world over.

t
threebearslibrary
Sep 01, 2018

Suess books are hit and miss with us, but we do enjoy this nonsense book. I can read it to my toddlers and they're amused with the language. Thankfully it's not as bad as Fox in Sox, so I CAN actually read it with some sensibility. The pages don't all link up, so it's not a story at all. Just a bunch of rhymes on pages. I can see an older child who knows how to read having fun practicing with this book as well.

d
dylankemp
Nov 29, 2016

It's a bit of fun. Fun drawings. Mad tangents. Many pages stand alone. Recommended.

vpl_childrens Aug 02, 2016

Rhyming stories about fish and unusual animals such as the Nook, Wimp, and Zeds.

s
susan_findlay
Jun 14, 2016

My two year old loves this book - which is essentially a collection of slightly related poems.
Some of the rhymes are excellent, but a few are a bit odd. I like it, but I prefer Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham (the other two Seuss books in our bedtime rotation).

AuntieS12 May 12, 2016

An all-time favorite!

x
xgs
Aug 04, 2015

Easy read!

View All Comments

Age

Add Age Suitability
t
threebearslibrary
Sep 01, 2018

threebearslibrary thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and under

m
mylittlecub
Mar 20, 2018

mylittlecub thinks this title is suitable for 4 years and over

blue_moose_155 Jun 05, 2015

blue_moose_155 thinks this title is suitable for 3 years and over

a
Aven_reads
Dec 19, 2014

Aven_reads thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over

white_cat_824 Nov 20, 2014

white_cat_824 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

violet_kangaroo_86 Aug 04, 2013

violet_kangaroo_86 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 9

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at CCCLib

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top