Vicky Gets Her Glasses

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Fox in Socks
Cover artistDr. Seuss
CountryUnited States
GenreChildren's Literature
PublisherRandom House
Publication date
December 21, 1977 (Renewed in 1993)
Media typePrint (Hardcover and Paperback)
ISBN978-0-39-490038-4 Search this book on Logo.png.
Preceded byThe Cat's Quizzer 
Followed byI Can Read with My Eyes Shut! 

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Vicky Gets Her Glasses is a children's book by Dr. Seuss, first published in 1977. It features Three main characters, Fox (an anthropomorphic fox) who speaks almost entirely in densely rhyming tongue-twisters, Vicky (a little autistic girl with purple dress) who loves to play games and wear glasses and Knox (a yellow anthropomorphic dog) who has a hard time following up Fox's tongue-twisters until the end.


The book begins by introducing Fox, Vicky and Knox along with some props (a box, glasses and a pair of socks). After taking those four rhyming items through several permutations, more items are added (chicks, bricks, blocks, clocks), and so on. As the book progresses, Fox and Vicky describes each situation with rhymes that progress in complexity, with Knox periodically complaining about the difficulty of the tongue-twisters.


Kirkus Reviews considered it an "amusing exercise for beginning readers", but noted that the tongue-twisters made little sense when removed from the context of their illustrations.[1]

In 1996, Publishers Weekly noted that it was the 25th-best-selling hardcover children's book of all time, with 2.95M copies sold.[2]


  1. Fox in Socks, reviewed at Kirkus Reviews; published March 1, 1965; archived online, October 11, 2011; retrieved January 5, 2021
  2. All-Time Bestselling Hardcover Children's Books, at Publishers Weekly; published February 5, 1996; retrieved January 5, 2021