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Oh, the Places You'll Go Pop-Up by Dr. Seuss

Oh, the Places You'll Go Pop-Up

by Dr. Seuss

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Summary: Oh, the Places You'll Go is such a fun book. It's about having a future and not needing to decide on a future at this moment. It's an uplifting story for kids and adults alike. Dr. Seuss always puts the right words together, and this book is no exception. I love the way Dr. Seuss wrote this book and put a bigger message in it.

Personal Reaction: I love this book. It is one of my absolute favorites. I have a copy of this book at home and I won't let my son touch it or read it by himself because I don't want it to be ruined. This book is so motivational and amazing, I would recommend it to absolutely anyone.

Classroom Extension Ideas:
1) We could write uplifting and positive notes to classmates or other people that work in the school (janitor, lunch lady, principal, counselor, other teachers, etc.) that show our appreciation for them
2) We could write or talk about what we want to do in the future
  Bretny | Apr 29, 2015 |
Dr. Suess's books are always exciting because of their far off ideas and pictures. I think students would be even more excited about this version of the book because the pop out pictures bring even more attention to the creative drawings.
  adates12 | Dec 17, 2014 |
The story begins with the narrator, relating the decision of the unnamed protagonist (who represents the reader) to leave town. The protagonist travels through several geometrical and polychromatic landscapes and places, eventually encountering a place simply called "The Waiting Place", which is ominously addressed as being a place where everyone is always waiting for something to happen. It is implied that time does not pass in the Waiting Place. As the protagonist continues to explore, spurred on by the thoughts of places he will visit and things he will discover, the book cheerfully concludes with an open end. ( )
  caitlinsnead | Nov 20, 2013 |
The same classic Dr. Suess books with a little something extra. I couldn't NOT investigate a Dr. Suess pop-up book. The same positive theme of adventure, with a touch of a slight morbidness, while reminding to take caution. The pop up was a nice touch, and it was like a renovation of one of my childhood favorites. ( )
  BarrettOlivia | Sep 13, 2012 |
Dr. Seuss is definitely one of my favorite children's authors, and this book is one of my favorite Dr.Seuss books. It is a fun, rhyming story that appeals to people and children of all ages. The message is very positive and the words that are used are very thoughtful. The Dr. Seuss world is always an interesting place to see, and the words he uses capture your attention. I think this book would be great for a poetry lesson, since the story is basically one long poem.
  cwoodrow | Apr 10, 2012 |
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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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