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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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This is the only children book I have in my house. At some point in time someone somewhere read this story to me. So, I took it upon myself to read it to myself for the first time. It has also been a long time since I heard the story. And wow just wow. No wonder every parent has every Dr.Seuss book on their kids book shelves. He truly has a gift. I don't want to call this a linear story, this book is kind of like one big poem. He does a lot of rhyming, and if there isn't a word that rhymes he'll go ahead and make one up. But, my favorite thing about this book is how it is so simplistic yet Seuss is sending all your kids all kind of hidden messages. Even though this is a children's book it feels to me, like it is targeted to young adults. It is like Dr.Seuss is kicking the kid to the curb to go on and start their life. I feel like there isn't one particular theme in this book but multiple. I feel like Dr.Seuss is expressing the themes of exploration, decision making, and perseverance. This books over all message is that life is a journey and it is not always going to be good. There will be some bad times as well, and all of it is beautiful so embrace it. ( )
  Sleco | Sep 29, 2015 |
A yuppie nightmare. ( )
  lucybrown | Sep 27, 2015 |
A yuppie nightmare. ( )
  lucybrown | Sep 27, 2015 |
A yuppie nightmare. ( )
  lucybrown | Sep 27, 2015 |
Who doesn't love a Dr. Seuss book? Dr. Seuss always has very good messages in many of his book, and this is no exception. The bright and colorful illustrations give the book a pop. The creative war that he draws the world gives anyone child, or adult a sense of wonder. Even though there is many made up words in his books Dr. Seuss still uses a wonderful rhyming scheme in order to keep a nice flow in the story. Any age can enjoy this book. This story gives off a strong message that anyone can go out and do wonderful things in life as long as they believe in themselves. A fun activity to do with your class could be to have a child draw a dream place that they would like to visit, or see. You could all so have them draw an imaginary world all for themselves. Overall this is a wonderful book that will be remembered forever. ( )
  cross67 | Sep 23, 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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