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Oh, the Places You'll Go!

by Dr. Seuss

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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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A fantastical reassurance to children that they will be successful as long as they have the courage to try new things. I like that Seuss doesn't just speak about winning. He points out that life is also about failing and sometimes being left behind, but everyone can find their own path. His prose is simple but remarkably profound.

All Alone!
Whether you like it or not,
Alone will be something
you'll be quite a lot.

And when you're alone, there's a very good chance
you'll meet things that scare you right out of your pants.
There are some, down the road between hither and yon,
that can scare you so much you won't want to go on.

But on you will go
though the weather be foul.
On you will go
though your enemies prowl.
On you will go
though the Hakken-Kraks howl.
Onward up many
a frightening creek,
though your arms may get sore
and your sneakers may leak. ( )
  mstrust | Mar 7, 2021 |
Still a favorite. ( )
  wetdryvac | Mar 2, 2021 |
Love this book. Inspiring and fun. ( )
  tmbookluvr | Nov 20, 2020 |
Oh, the Places You'll Go! is a classic, rhyming story that can make a classroom fun. The story is about making decisions about what you want to do and where you want to go. Dr. Seuss makes some good points all throughout this story, which can teach some important lessons to young students. He brings up how life can throw hardships your way, but to keep going to get where you want to be. This book is told through rhyming words, so it can also be a good way to introduce that concept in an elementary classroom. Overall, this book contains useful information about all of the different places we might end up in the world and reminds to reader to make the best of things. ( )
  kaylc05 | Nov 20, 2020 |
Love it. ( )
  therebelprince | Nov 15, 2020 |
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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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