Fox in Socks. Knox in Box.
Fox in Socks on Knox in Box.
This book provides examples of:
- Butt Monkey: Knox.
- Circular Reasoning: Luke takes licks in lakes his duck likes, and vice versa.
- Dedication: It is the first Beginner Book to have one. Mitzi Long was a friend of Suesses, and Audrey Diamond was his second wife. The Mt. Soledad Linguistic Laboratories is a fictional place - Suess always said Audrey was the only adult who could get through his tounge twisters on the first try.
- Feet-First Introduction: The lower half of the socked-fox is over the title page.
- Humanlike Foot Anatomy: Both Fox and Knox (whatever the Knox is)
- Narrator: The book beings with a narrator explaining all the things seen, the way most Beginner Books do. ("Fox. Socks. Box. Knox.") That's followed by two pages where the fox's mouth is open but it is not immediately clear if he is speaking. When the chicks with bricks and block come, the Fox and Knox unquestionably take over the speaking roles for the rest of the book.
- The One Who Wears Shoes: Or socks, in this case. The fox is only seen separate from the socks on the first page, and his feet are obscured.
- Oral Fixation: Luke Luck and Luke's Duck lick lakes... for some obscure reason.
- Screwy Squirrel: The Fox.
- The Stinger: The inside of the rear cover of the book says "Now is your tongue numb?"
- Snicket Warning Label: "Take it slowly, this book is dangerous!"
- There Is Only One Bed: The sick chicks all tocking together in bed.
- Tongue Twister: The whole book.