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Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss

Oh, the Places You'll Go!

by Dr. Seuss

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Sarah Durkin
Professor Martens
16 February 2016
Reading Log Entry #5: Oh, The Places You’ll Go! By: Dr. Seuss
Even though Oh, The Places You’ll Go has a good moral to the story, it carries out bad representations of the world today, which I did not like. It provides a pretty fair representation of life: the highs and lows of life; the challenges, the failures, and the loneliness, are all acknowledged, while trying to motivate readers to act on situations and nothing is just given to you. First, I do not like how Dr. Seuss says, “you’ll soar to high heights and see some great sights, and you'll be at the top of your class,” and that we succeed “98 and ¾ percent of the time guaranteed;” I believe that he is over-generalizing. Yes, he is trying to be positive and hopeful, but assuming things about children and readers who live all over the world just is not possible. I also did not like that having a male, as the main character throughout the book was a good idea because once there was a girl on the one page, it was known as, “the waiting place.” My interpretation of this meant that men are better than women and when faced with problems women do not know how to handle certain things, or even accomplish things on their own. I believe that everyone should be treated equally and be given the same opportunities to succeed at something he or she puts their mind to. ( )
  SarahDurkin | Feb 11, 2016 |
This is my favorite Dr. Seuss book and perhaps my favorite children's book. My parents gave me this book when I graduated from high school. ( )
  GreenLightGirl | Feb 5, 2016 |
This book can be a good lead into discussing what students' future hold, how they can change their future, etc.
  charity_thurman | Jan 29, 2016 |
The book was about a little boy going through the a journey. There was many ups and downs but it all ended out all good. With some will power and guts you can accomplish things.

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I got this book when I graduated high school, I never opened to read it till I got o this class. I loved how the story was portrayed. it explains my life right now, I love how it really explains that there will be failure; and its okay, you will eventually get where you are suppose to go.

Classroom Extension Ideas:
1. In the classroom the kids could illustrate a picture of a time when they failed and what it took for them to get it right.
2. We could put glue all over the table, then tell the kids to put the glue back into the bottle. ( )
  KourtneyPhillips | Jan 26, 2016 |
One of Dr. Seuss's most beloved books,"Oh, The Places You'll Go!" is the perfect example of a "Children's Book" that is really for all ages. This beloved book teaches the psychology of succeeding and failing in our lives and our reactions to both. It teaches us to try new things, to be adventurous even if we are afraid to do so. "And when things start to happen,don't worry. Don't stew. Just go right along. You'll start happening too." Everyone will have moments in their life where their afraid of change. But this book says its okay, because it happens to everyone and you'll get through it. A good way to incorporate this into the classroom would be to have the students think about times they have have something new and scary and how they handled it. It would be a good game too, to see if people have gone to the same places or experienced the same things. ( )
  brittanyhamann | Dec 3, 2015 |
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e auteur heeft ook hier weer een stevig absurd verhaal gecreëerd dat je meesleept doorheen zijn wondere wereld, waarin je van de ene verbazing in de andere valt.
Het vertelstandpunt vanuit het jongetje dwingt je tot kiezen en meeleven. Zo leidt dit boek ook tot reflecteren en vertalen naar je eigen, herkenbare wereld.
De tekst op rijm is doordacht geconstrueerd en leest vlot.
De fantasierijke woordenschat wekt verwondering op en dwingt respect af.
En doordat het hoogst absurde, quasi-nonsens-gehalte gelinkt blijft aan de herkenbare realiteit, verlies je nergens het spoor.
De fantasierijke prenten in ouderwets aandoende kleuren versterken de tekst en vice versa. Te gekke figuren met een grote beweeglijkheid en overduidelijke expressies loodsen je doorheen de absurde, eigengereide wereld van Dr. Seuss, waarin het goed vertoeven is.
This is a great inspirational story that gives children hope for the future. Great to use at the end of the year.
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Oh, the Places You'll Go! is a story to help children with their rhyming skills. Throughout the story the main character is traveling to far and near places. He ventures into lands that all different. He gets scared one place, happy at another, and so on. The story is about how children should not be afraid of experiencing the world. In fact, after visiting new places you can gain appreciation for your home and how secure and known it is to you.
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Inspirational yet honest, and always rhythmically rollicking, Oh, the Places You'll Go! is a perfect sendoff for children, 1 to 100, entering any new phase of their lives. Kindergartners, graduate students, newlyweds, newly employeds--all will glean shiny pearls of wisdom about the big, bountiful future. The incomparable Dr. Seuss rejoices in the potential everyone has to fulfill their wildest dreams: "You'll be on your way up! / You'll be seeing great sights! / You'll join the high fliers / who soar to high heights." At the same time, he won't delude the starry-eyed upstart about the pitfalls of life: "You can get all hung up / in a prickle-ly perch. / And your gang will fly on. / You'll be left in a Lurch."

But fear not! Dr. Seuss, with his inimitable illustrations and exhilarating rhymes, is convinced ("98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed") that success is imminent. As long as you remember "to be dexterous and deft. And NEVER mix up your right foot with your left," things should work out. (All ages) --Emilie Coulter

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Advice in rhyme for proceeding in life; weathering fear, loneliness, and confusion; and being in charge of your actions.

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