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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
Rating:*****
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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One of the valedictorians at my high school read this as their graduation speech. Such a perfect choice. I've long forgotten what the other's words of wisdom might have been, but I still remember this book as one that is fitting for someone of any age when they are at the start of a new path in life. ( )
  MCHBurke | Jun 25, 2016 |
“Out there things can happen,
and frequently do,
to people as brainy
and footsy as you.

And when things start to happen,
don't worry. Don't stew.
Just go right along.
You'll start happening too.”

La lectura perfecta para cuando necesitas un boost en la vida. Lo mejor que he leído de Dr. Seuss.

Quiero tener hijos solo para leerles esto hasta que lo memoricen.

“Congratulations!
Today is your day.
You're off to Great Places!
You're off and away!”

( )
  Glire | Jun 22, 2016 |
A whimsical book I read as a child. ( )
  Shadow494 | Jun 20, 2016 |
This is a great book about growing up. This book helps transition kids from young ages to older ages. I would read this book to my students before they move on to another grade. ( )
  chelseaandrews | May 4, 2016 |
I've heard this book quoted often (usually at graduations) but this was my first time actually sitting down and reading the whole thing and it reignited my childhood love of Dr. Seuss. The illustrations were wonderful and the text is inspiring and motivational at all stages in life. The book goes through a person's journey through life with all of the ups and downs that everyone goes through at one point or another. ( )
  NRedler | May 3, 2016 |
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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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