Pros: silly rhymes will make both you and your kid giggle!
Cons: None that I can think of!
Another great book by Dr. Seuss.
Wocket in my Pocket is one of the "lesser known" Seuss books that was recommended to me (and given as a gift) by my friend Sweetkat. Its quickly become one of my favorites.
The book utilises simple rhymes that use everyday & ordinary household items and pair them up with a ridiculous rhyme.
For example: zamp in the lamp, nink in the sink, woset in the closet
The rhymes are simple and silly. They are fun to say and fun to hear. They'll make a young child and parent both chuckle.
-Wocket in my Pocketis a quick read. Its only 20 or so pages.
-The book that I have is called a Bright and Early Board book, which means that its "chunky" and made of indestructible cardboard.
-Colorful illustrations on every page of the nonsensical creatures (zamps, ninks, jertains, zelfs etc) Its fun to see what Seuss envisions the different creatures to look like. The nooth-grush and the yottle are my favorites I think. What a vivid imagination Seuss had!
Wocket in my Pocket has several audiences that could enjoy or gain from reading it:
-Young children, probably 2-4 is the "target" who would best enjoy having this book read to them. It also uses household words (curtains, sink, cellar, toothbrush etc.)
-Also, for young children learning to read, or about basic rhymes. I like that the rhyming words are CAPITALIZED.
YEPS on the STEPS.
-Any child that is going through the stage of "there is a monster under my bed" or afraid of the dark may find this book reassuring.
For example --the book ends:
"there's the yottle in the bottle, whom I do not wish to keep. But the zillow on my pillow always helps me fall asleep".
Not Just for Kids!
-I read this book to my infant and I feel that even he enjoys listening to the silly sounds, the rhyming pattern and looking at the illustrations - at the tender age of 3 months. I also really do enjoy reading it. The monster names sound really funny to me too!