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Oh, the Places You'll Go [20th anniversary edition] (edition 2010)

by Dr. Seuss

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Title:Oh, the Places You'll Go [20th anniversary edition]
Authors:Dr. Seuss
Info:HarperCollins Publishers (2010), Edition: 20th anniversary ed, Hardcover
Collections:Your library, Children's Lit & Picture Books, Ex Libris tgm
Tags:fiction, children, picture book, early reader, primary school, junior primary, rhyming text

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


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After reading it, I understood why it is given as a gift at graduations. Oh, The Places You'll Go! is a lovely, encouraging read that summarizes the journey through life, accompanying the unique, wonderful illustrations of Dr. Seuss.
There are no words to describe what a joy is to read this book, and how its message can impact you no matter your age. ( )
  DoctorFate | Aug 4, 2015 |
Always a fun read at the end of the year or before testing,
  BdF | Jul 30, 2015 |
I like this book for my high school seniors. A whimsical look into Dr. Seuss' world but with a wonderful message about exploring life and all it has to offer. ( )
  Lynchd | Jul 19, 2015 |
I didn’t think it’d be possible to love yet another Dr. Seuss book. Here is another 5 star winner!

The book is about moving on with life, taking steps, not being afraid to go somewhere and do something, working through the low points, because…
“You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose.”

Dr. Seuss doesn’t blindly encourage; he alternates between encouragement and facing the realities. “Bang-ups and Hang-ups can happen to you.”, and that you’ll be in a Slump. “Un-slumping yourself is not easily done.” Things will be weird and confusing at times, and you might be stuck in some waiting place. Or you might be alone at times, “down the road between hither and yon, that can scare you so much you won’t want to go on.”

But “you’ll find the bright places…”, “…face up to your problems whatever they are”, and you will succeed “98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.” Love!

The illustration of “KID, YOU’LL MOVE MOUNTAINS!” is simply fantastic.

Highly recommend a re-read at any age when you need a moment of reassurance or empathy or about to take a different step in life. May this book brighten your outlook and give you that last little boost you need.

So, where will you go today? :) ( )
  varwenea | Jul 13, 2015 |
Summary: This book emphasizes that everyone has the power and the ability to accomplish great things. It reminds you that even when you get scared or lost, confused or stuck in a rut, you can keep moving and get past it. Nothing is too big or scary to hold you back! You will be lonely, and you will fail, but you have the power to move mountains!

Personal Reactions: I absolutely love this book! It describes life so perfectly. Even from a children's book it is so nice to be reminded that you can move past and overcome anything you might be dealing with.

Classroom Extensions:
1. Write about your goals and how you will reach them.
2. Dress up as what you want to be when you grow up.
  hwheeler13 | Jul 5, 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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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0679805273, Hardcover)

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

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:57:59 -0400)

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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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