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One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish is a 1960 children's book by Dr. Seuss. It is a simple rhyming book for beginning readers, with a freewheeling plot about a boy and a girl and the many amazing creatures they have for friends and pets. Interspersed are some rather surreal and unrelated skits, such as a man named Ned whose feet stick out from his bed, a creature who has a bird in his ear, and one man named Joe who cannot hear the other man's call. As of 2001, over 6 million copies of the book had been sold, placing it 13th on a list of "All-Time Bestselling Children's Books" from Publishers Weekly. Based on a 2007 online poll, the United States' National Education Association labor union named the book one of its "Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children."

Translations Edit

  • Dutch: Visje een visje twee visje visje in de zee
  • Hebrew: דברים מוזרים קורים בספרים (Dabrim mozrim korim basprim)
  • Spanish: Un pez, dos peces, pez rojo, pez azul
  • French: Poisson un, poisson deux, poisson rouge, poisson bleu

Audio and video versions Edit

Rik Mayall narrated this story as part of a HarperCollins audiobook that also includes The LoraxDr. Seuss's ABC and How the Grinch Stole Christmas!One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish was part of the Beginner Book Video series which included Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! and The Foot Book.