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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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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 |
Dr. Seuss has always been my favorite children’s author. I think the story “Oh, The Places You’ll Go” is a great story for children to read. The language is fun and amusing for children to explore, while rhyming too. Some examples of this silly language include, “Just never forget to be dexterous and deft. And never mix up your right foot with your left.” The words “dexterous” and “deft” are also strong vocabulary words for children to learn as well. Along with this, the illustrations enhance the story repeatedly. The creative pictures of people and animals (many elephants) draw in a child’s imagination to Dr. Seuss’ fantasy world. I think the best part, too, is the message this book provides. It tells children that you will do big things and succeed; even though you may get knocked down along the way, never give up. ( )
  Ebutzn1 | Sep 11, 2014 |
I absolutely love this book by Dr. Seuss. He writes about life in a playful and poetic way that children can easily understand. This book is about believing in yourself as you go through your life and I think that every person should read this book in any time of their life.

Another reason why this book is great for children is because Seuss tells them to have a positive attitude through life and to face their fears head on. Seuss shows the ups and downs of life in a way that is creative and inspirational. I don't think I have ever read a picture book about the tough trials of life that is so well-written. The illustrations are just as creative as the writing and is enjoyable by all.

This by far is my favorite Dr. Seuss book and I would recommend it to anyone, especially someone who graduating. What a great book! ( )
  sreinh2 | Sep 4, 2014 |
This book is a great way for students to understand the process of growing up and moving on. This is another great book that can be used for graduation or other life changing events in a child's life. This book does not have much of a story line however; it is more of an explanation of growing up. It talks about how as children, anything can be accomplished. Another great aspect of this book is that it talks about negatives or hardships that children will accomplish as they are trying to reach their goals. Instead of looking at these things as a bad thing, it is important to grow from these hardships.

This book walks through the ups and downs of growing up and what type of attitude children need to have when going through life. ( )
  csteve13 | Sep 2, 2014 |
Comedy/Humor, rhyme, nonsense words, pattern, rhythm, Interest level: Kindergarten, GLE: 3.2, 1990.

This Dr. Seuss book combines beautiful drawings with crazy words to tell a story about the possibilities of the future. It tells of struggles and moral dilemmas a person could face and the friends, family, successes that will balance the negativity in life. ( )
  mollyellison | Aug 30, 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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