Fox Socks Box Knox
Knox in Box
Fox in Socks
Knox on fox in socks in box.
Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss
My all time favorite Dr. Seuss book is “Fox in Socks.” Crazy full of weirdness and rhyming. 😀 And a perfect book for our Week Three talk.
At Week Three Dr. Seuss had already dealt with Chicks and Bricks and Blocks and Clocks. He’d taken care of The Goo-Goose chewing new blue goo. He had celebrated Ben’s band, Bim’s band, Big bands, Pig bands. Ah, Week Three is of course when Dr. Seuss would have written:
Through three cheese trees three free fleas flew.
While these fleas flew, freezy breeze blew.
Freezy breeze made these three trees freeze.
Freezy trees made these trees’ cheese freeze.
That’s what made these three free fleas sneeze.
And then, because Seuss was now on a tongue twisting roll, he began:
Very well, then, Mr. Knox, sir.
Let’s have a talk about tweetle beetles…
(The best part!)
In all of the month, Week Three is one of the best! You’ve got your characters fleshed out, your plots are moving. In fact sometimes they start moving really fast. It is hard to keep up! Your characters have their own ideas of what is going on and it doesn’t always mesh with what you planned but it doesn’t matter. You’ve gotten into the swing of things and you’re just madly taking dictation. You know you’ll fix it later.
Week Three is a great time to ride that rollercoaster! At each write-in do word wars. Take breaks and refuel. Get as much down as you possibly can while things are moving.
Write like Mad! For soon your story, like Knox, will say:
Fox in socks, our game is done, sir.
Thank you for a lot of fun, sir.
~ Pacifika aka Patti