Monday, July 16, 2007

Tongue tied and twisted

Fox In Socks, by Dr. Seuss, has been E3's favorite book for some time now. She particularly likes it at bedtime, you know, when her parent's mental clarity is at an all time low. For those not familiar with this Seuss book, it's a tongue twister book with a warning at the beginning:

Take it slowly.
This book is DANGEROUS!
And has twisting rhymes, such as:
Bim comes.
Ben comes.
Bim brings Ben broom.
Ben brings Bim broom.
Ben bends Bim's broom.
Bim bends Ben's broom.
Bim's bends.
Ben's bends.
Ben's bent broom breaks.
Bim's bent broom breaks.
Luke Luck likes lakes.
Luke's duck likes lakes.
Luke Luck licks lakes.
Luke's duck licks lakes.
Duck takes licks
in lakes Luke Luck likes.
Luke Luck takes licks
in lakes duck likes.
So Rob and I have been living dangerously every night at bedtime...or, at least every night we can't convince her to switch to another book. For the record, I feel I read the following twister with particular flair:
When beetles
fight these battles
in a bottle
with their paddles
and the bottle's
on a poodle
and the poodle's
eating noodles
they call this
a muddle puddle
tweetle poodle
beetle noodle
bottle paddle battle.

1 comment:

Jenn said...

I'm feeling all tongue twisted now! Unruly always wants me to read the rhymes REALLY fast and I end up tripping all over myself, which of course, sends her into peals of hysterical laughter.