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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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Put forth all of the effort that you can and you will go far in life just like in this book. This book is also encouraging to not give up. ( )
  Kelsly93 | Apr 30, 2015 |
This is a great book to read at the end of the school year. This is to encourage their new journey (grade) year, life events and adventures they will go and grow from. Beautiful way to part with the class wishing them a great life ahead.
  mmg020 | Apr 28, 2015 |
This book is perfect to give to people who are all about traveling the world and seeing different places. It describes a bunch of fun strange places that you would visit while reading this book. Teach people how to get out of their comfort zone and see what the world has to offer to them. ( )
  amartino1208 | Apr 28, 2015 |
A great classic with inspiration on succeeding. This book is normally a great book for people who are graduating and learning what it's like to be on their own. I would read this book to my students on helping them feel as if they could accomplish anything. One of my favorite quotes in the book is " KID, YOU'LL MOVE MOUNTAINS!" ( )
  kdufrene | Apr 26, 2015 |
I really enjoyed the story “Oh the Places You’ll Go” by Dr. Suess because of its descriptive language, writing style, and illustrations. Dr. Suess uses rhyme to describe all the places one can go when seize new opportunities. He writes, “you’ll be on your way up! You’ll be seeing great sights! You’ll join the high flier who soar to high heights”. Although the literal meaning of this sentence is obvious, there is also a double meaning to this sentence as well as in every sentence in the story. Suess is describing that through trying one is able to metaphorically elevate them to a new level of mental awakening and opportunities. The use of rhyme makes the story fun, predictable, and easy to read for struggling readers because they will be able to recognize the pattern that every other last word rhymes (in other words that the story has an ABAB rhyme scheme). The illustrations are colorful and unique and made the story more captivating; it also helps the reader visualize the fantasy world on Dr. Suess and the creatures that reside there. The overall message in this story is that though there will be obstacles, one must never give up and always seize any opportunity to become successful. ( )
  Mchapp1 | Apr 26, 2015 |
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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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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 Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:17:44 -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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