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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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This book is about traveling. I liked this book because as a graduation present my aunt gave it to me because I was going to college. The reading levels for this book are kindergarten through fourth grade.
  ShaneKadrmas | May 5, 2017 |
This book can be used as a first day of school or a last day of school motivational book. Great to inspire children and get them thinking about what is next for them. ( )
  maddiesullivan223 | May 4, 2017 |
This is by far my favorite Dr.Seuss book. I think it has a profound simple message in it that older students will get probably a little more clearly than some younger students will. It takes about the main character leaving town to go and make his own path. This book dives into all the roller coaster moments that life can take you into. It tells of the moments where you will pull ahead and be the best and the moments where life will just hit you and you will fall behind. And that is okay, because that happens in life. What isn't okay is to let it continuously keep you down. Sometimes you'll have to walk scary roads alone and you will need to stand up and face fear no matter how big it is. Eventually it leads to "The Waiting Place" where people are doing just that, waiting. Waiting for good to come, for the things the want to just appear, for grass to grow and snow to snow. The main character does not get stuck in the dreadful waiting place, and goes out to make his own path and own adventures even through the ups and downs. This book would go well with talking of graduation or of where the child might see themselves as adults. ( )
  RikkiHamilton | May 1, 2017 |
Summary:
The story begins with the protagonist to leave town. The protagonist travels through several geometrical and polychromatic landscapes and places, eventually encountering a place simply called "The Waiting Place". As the protagonist continues to explore, spurred on by the thoughts of places he will visit and things he will discover.
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Dr. Seuss is my favorite children’s author. The wit of his books and the many lessons you learn from them is never ending. “Oh the Places you’ll Go” definitely holds up to that.
Classroom:
1. Have the class write out where they want to be in 15 years
2. Ask the children where they have been in the past
  caitlynf | Apr 24, 2017 |
The classic book about travel and what you could do during your life. This rhyming book is probably the best Dr. Seuss book he's ever written. Inspirational and builds excitement for the kids as they think about what they want to do when they grow up. ( )
  GaryJohnson5 | Apr 16, 2017 |
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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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