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Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! by Dr. Seuss

Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! (original 1975; edition 1975)

by Dr. Seuss

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Title:Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!
Authors:Dr. Seuss
Info:Random House Books for Young Readers (1975), Edition: 1ST, Hardcover, 48 pages
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Tags:Dr. Seuss, children's book, rhyme, picture book, fiction

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Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! by Dr. Seuss (1975)



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I enjoyed reading this book for a variety of reasons. The rhyming scheme grabs the reader’s attention and draws the reader into the story. It created a rhythm and flow to the text that makes the story easy for the reader to follow. The illustrations in this book complimented the written text well and overall enhanced the story. They enriched the characterization of the characters in the text by showing their physical appearance and actions in great detail. In addition, the illustrations are all large with vivid and bold colors. The main idea of this story reflects the power of imagination. The author encourages the reader to use their imagination by showing the variety of places, creatures, and adventures that he imagined. For example he states, “You can think of any think that you wish. Think a race on a horse on ball with fish.” This helps to show that there is no limit to the things that someone can imagine. ( )
1 vote KerryMcLaughlin | Sep 30, 2015 |
This book is about the (nonexistent) limits of one's imagination, presented in the way only Dr. Seuss can. Bright colors, funny rhymes, made-up words, and all the fun you'd expect are found here. ( )
  liannecollins | Sep 5, 2015 |
I love Dr. Seuss so most Dr. Seuss books will get 5 stars from me. This book goes right along with "Oh the Places You'll Go". I love that it encourages kids to think anything--that thinking in general is a great thing. Kids so often experience fear for thinking differently or sometimes have their thoughts squelched but this book goes completely against that. In a fun and colorful way it ultimately teaches children to take hold of their imagination and find the power in their thoughts. ( )
  kitbraddick | Jan 18, 2015 |
Review: The moral of this book was to have children realize that there are so many things to think about. Dr. Seuss encourages the reader to ponder why certain things occur in the world. For example, he encourages readers to think about how much water fifty-five elephants can drink or he even told the reader to think about the color red. I believe this is a great book because it is encouraging children to use their imagination and to turn their "thinking caps" on. I also think the message, to think about all the things in the world, is made clear through the use of his imagination. He uses creatures that are not real, like a guff or a schlopp. In this case he is showing all the different possibilities a thinker can come up with, which sets a good example for a younger audience.

Summary: Dr. Seuss leaves the readers thinking after this book is over. This book enlightens readers on different things that one can think about. He causes readers to question certain things and to think about topics that one may not have thought about before. This book encourages readers to use their imagination, to go outside the box, and to discover new things about the world. ( )
  jbaile14 | Sep 1, 2014 |
Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!
By Dr. Seuss (1975)

I liked Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! by Dr. Seuss for three reasons. First, I liked the catchy rhymes throughout the book. Specifically, “If you try, you can think up a Guff going by,” try and by rhyme. Second, I liked the vibrant colors that make up the images. Specifically, Dr. Seuss uses primary and secondary colors like blue, yellow, red, pink, purple, orange, and green. In addition, Dr. Seuss uses different shades of each color; for example, light and dark blue, light and dark purple, etc. Lastly, I liked that the sentences are short, easy to read, and made up of mostly recognizable words—this is great for beginning readers. Overall, the “big idea” of Oh, the Thinks You can Think! is to emphasize that there is no limit to what you can think up. Dr. Seuss encourages his readers to push their minds to limitless heights. ( )
  Mdierd1 | Mar 10, 2014 |
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You can think up some birds. That’s what you can do.
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A rhyming version of the thinks you can think up if only you try.
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Relates in verse some of the unusual thinks you can think if only you try.

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