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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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This story is about the different adventures a little guy goes on. He wants to adventure the world and discover many new places. He runs into a lot of fun with different animals throughout the book as well. He is all alone and discovering that the world is full of adventure. Sometimes you encounter trouble in the world and you do not know what to do with it. This is the overall lesson in the book. After every adventure he takes, another one comes along the way. It is all about finding yourself and not being afraid of adventure. This is an example of a modern fantasy book. ( )
  sarahetuemmler | Feb 24, 2015 |
I really enjoyed reading Oh The Places You'll Go. The central message of the story is to keep going no matter what, because in life you will go great places. I love the book because it has such a positive message for children of all ages. Something else I enjoyed about the book was that it was well written. In each paragraph the words rhymed such as "Do you dare to stay out, do you dare to go in? How much can you lose, how much can you win?" This makes it easy for the reader to keep reading and stay engaged. The only thing I did not love about the book was the illustrations. They do not seem realistic and even may scare young children. They are different colors and are of images which may not be appealing to young children. Overall though this is a great book and I would recommend it to everyone! ( )
  sfinke5 | Feb 12, 2015 |
Theme: growing up can be challenging and exciting. As a kid grows, they gain more independence and should move forward in a good direction.

This is an uplifting book that can help with struggles or new turning points in a kids life. It portrays that you can do whatever you set your heart to and should do that instead of settling at the "waiting place."
  harleybrenton | Feb 12, 2015 |
I could use this book at the beginning of the year to inspire my students to dream big. I loved how this realistic fantasy allows the reader to envision themselves doing great things someday. This book also taught the reader to not be afraid of future failures. The artwork of this book is very cohesive to the other Dr. Seus books. ( )
  magen.rauscher | Feb 1, 2015 |
I LOVE this fun, fairy tale by Dr. Seuss! I like that it inspires young kids everywhere to reach their potential. I will definitely be reading this in my classroom!
  jesswatters | Jan 27, 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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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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