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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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Oh, The Placees You'll Go by Dr. Seuss is a book of encouragement. The story tells of a boy going to many places and he runs into obstacles. It is a metaphoric book about life. For everything you do, there are going to be consequences and for every success there are going to be obstacles. It is kind of hard explaining that to children, because they are so innocent and they really do not look past their hand in front of their faces, but Seuss applies humor and nonsense words, making it easier for kids to understand. Children can take away so much from this book. They can learn all about believing in themselves, dealing with self-doubt, and assuring the reader that in the end everything will be okay. Positive ressurance and hope are definitely what you need in this world. ( )
  Nijania | Oct 4, 2014 |
Oh the places you'll go by Dr. Seuss is one of my favorite books I have read. It is a dedication to a group go graduates and the book has been read in many other graduations and schools. It is an encouragement message brilliantly written in a rhyming pattern. Dr Seuss uses several repeating characters in his books making it easy to compare characters between texts. Some of his books seem to not make much sense to some people but the truth is that kids love his books and he does a wonderful job illustrating them as well. I think one of the best things about Dr. Seuss's books it that they have several themes. I have given this book as a graduation present and I think it's a must read and must have. ( )
  cvarela | Oct 1, 2014 |
Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
“Oh, the Places You’ll Go” by Dr. Seuss is a must read for everyone of all ages! First, who doesn’t love Dr. Seuss and his whimsical use of words that rhyme and jump across the pages. His use of language is incredible! “I’m sorry to say so but, sadly it’s true that Bang-ups and Hang-ups can happen to you!” The words force you to keep reading with the sing-song like rhyme and fun words he creates. The writing is engaging and keeps your attention through this lengthy book; however, the reader doesn’t even realize how many pages there are because they are so captivated. The illustrations are just as wonderful. They are classic Dr. Seuss colors of yellows, reds, and blues and he didn’t fail us with his creativity in these drawings either. Elephants on roller skates and crooked houses all have readers top to take in the drawings along with the text. Finally, the book pushes the reader to deal with tough issues without lecturing. Readers don’t even see straight through the meaning, it is inferred. For example, “You can get so confused that you’ll start in to race down long wiggled roads at a break-necking pace and grind on for miles across weirdish wild space, headed, I fear toward a most useless place.” As the story continues Dr. Seuss gets the reader in a better place, “Somehow you’ll escape all that waiting and staying. You’ll find the bright places where Boom Bands are playing.” The big idea is to deal with tough issues and choices as a child. (Love, Love, Love this Book and I will read it the first day of school and the last day to my students!) ( )
  areyno5 | Oct 1, 2014 |
Summary: In your life, you will go many places and do many things. Sometimes you will fail, but if you persevere, you will succeed! Believe in yourself!

Review: I really like how the author uses second person perspective to talk directly to the reader. Dr. Seuss's language makes the message of the book less patronizing than it often is; the rhymes and the rhythm of the books, combined with the silliness of the made-up words, people, animals, and places in the story, make the message fun.

Central Idea of Oh, the Places You'll Go!: You will go many places, face many challenges, and be wonderfully successful in your life. You can do it! ( )
  jlampr1 | Oct 1, 2014 |
In my opinion, I think “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” is an excellent book. The first reason I like the book is because of the pace of the story and the rhyming words throughout the story. The rhyming makes fluency easier for the younger readers. Also, the repetition of the rhymes enhances the telling of the story. The second reason it is one of my favorites is because it has humor with a serious message. The main character is going to different places and seeing scary, exciting, and new things along the way. In this story, the main character goes everywhere and never stops, even if there is an obstacle in the road along the way. The language in the story is very descriptive and the rhyming vocabulary is assorted. An example would be, “Congratulations! Today is your day. You’re off to Great Places! You’re off and away!” Some paired words that rhyme within the story are know, go, feet, street, down, town, and there, air. I also like the book because at the end it explains that no matter where you go in life, it will be an adventure. Also, the story tells you to be prepared for some “bumps in the road” when the character talks about how you can move mountains if they get in your way! Since this book can inspire young people to want to be successful in life, it is a popular graduation gift. The big idea of the story is that life is a roller coaster but it is also a journey to enjoy. ( )
  kflach1 | Sep 24, 2014 |
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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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