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A slipcased set of classics: one to read, and one to write (and draw) in with a little help from Dr. Seuss! Oh, what a great gift! This sturdy, slipcased set includes a jacketed hardcover copy of Dr. Seuss s Oh, the Places You ll Go! plus the hardcover activity book Oh, the Places I ll Go! By ME, Myself. A perennial favorite, Oh, the Places You ll Go! is Dr. Seuss s wonde A slipcased set of classics: one to read, and one to write (and draw) in with a little help from Dr. Seuss! Oh, what a great gift! This sturdy, slipcased set includes a jacketed hardcover copy of Dr. Seuss s Oh, the Places You ll Go! plus the hardcover activity book Oh, the Places I ll Go! By ME, Myself. A perennial favorite, Oh, the Places You ll Go! is Dr. Seuss s wonderfully wise graduation speech about life s ups and downs. An ideal send-off for children starting out in the world, it has a message that will resonate throughout their lives. The activity book Oh, the Places I ll Go! By ME, Myself has the easy-to-read and easy-to-fill-in style of Dr. Seuss s classic My Book About Me By ME, Myself. Inspired by Oh, the Places You ll Go!, it features simple writing activities, yes and no questions, unfinished images for kids to complete, mazes, and space for family and friends to share advice. A keepsake in the making, it is guaranteed to inspire elementary school age children to think: Where do I want to go? How do I want to get there? Who do I want to bring with me? All told, this is a collection the whole family will enjoy and cherish for generations."


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A slipcased set of classics: one to read, and one to write (and draw) in with a little help from Dr. Seuss! Oh, what a great gift! This sturdy, slipcased set includes a jacketed hardcover copy of Dr. Seuss s Oh, the Places You ll Go! plus the hardcover activity book Oh, the Places I ll Go! By ME, Myself. A perennial favorite, Oh, the Places You ll Go! is Dr. Seuss s wonde A slipcased set of classics: one to read, and one to write (and draw) in with a little help from Dr. Seuss! Oh, what a great gift! This sturdy, slipcased set includes a jacketed hardcover copy of Dr. Seuss s Oh, the Places You ll Go! plus the hardcover activity book Oh, the Places I ll Go! By ME, Myself. A perennial favorite, Oh, the Places You ll Go! is Dr. Seuss s wonderfully wise graduation speech about life s ups and downs. An ideal send-off for children starting out in the world, it has a message that will resonate throughout their lives. The activity book Oh, the Places I ll Go! By ME, Myself has the easy-to-read and easy-to-fill-in style of Dr. Seuss s classic My Book About Me By ME, Myself. Inspired by Oh, the Places You ll Go!, it features simple writing activities, yes and no questions, unfinished images for kids to complete, mazes, and space for family and friends to share advice. A keepsake in the making, it is guaranteed to inspire elementary school age children to think: Where do I want to go? How do I want to get there? Who do I want to bring with me? All told, this is a collection the whole family will enjoy and cherish for generations."

30 review for Oh, the Places You'll Go! the Read It! Write It! Collection

  1. 5 out of 5

    Pooja

    Once upon a time, I called a friend of mine, Asked him hesitatingly I want to read him a poem, If with him, it's fine! He tells me why not, Go on, go on! I'll listen to you until my Energy is gone! Exuberent I was, As I began But with excitement came The fright! What if I start stuttering? What if I don't do it right? What if I don't do my best? What if I shake, the whole day and night!! But once he put all his attention on me. I recited the poem, As a human and not a zombie. He listened to me first, With full co Once upon a time, I called a friend of mine, Asked him hesitatingly I want to read him a poem, If with him, it's fine! He tells me why not, Go on, go on! I'll listen to you until my Energy is gone! Exuberent I was, As I began But with excitement came The fright! What if I start stuttering? What if I don't do it right? What if I don't do my best? What if I shake, the whole day and night!! But once he put all his attention on me. I recited the poem, As a human and not a zombie. He listened to me first, With full concentration and trust, His laughter prevented me to slump, And my nervousness started to rust! On and on I went, And stopped not until it was done. He says I made him emotional, He hasn't listened such recital, No! from none. Oh! The jump I jumped! When the smile he smiled! Oh!The paradise then I got! When the laugh he laughed! No other day in The history of history, had been like this When he tells me 'I see A panoramic future with you, Miss!' Oh such perennial felicity! As felicity can be! Oh! The places I went! Oh! The places I'll go with him and see!! Next day he calls and tells me He can't wait anymore! I ask him if he's okay? If his favorite team didn't well score? He says he wants me to read the poem again That he couldn't stop smiling Be it highway or on the lane! I remind him that I Just yesterday, read the poem But he won't listen Going on saying Please after my name. And that was the day my friends! The day I got to know that 'Archit is naughtier than naughty' More than Archit Jr. who's yet to come on this planet! So I say goodbye Folks, This is how the story goes I'll go, read him next poems until he makes me speechless with a rose! Previous Review: One must read Oh, The places You'll Go, I was in computer lab and had to do some programs, we were not allowed to do anything else except programming. But when the teacher was out of sight, I opened Oh, The places you'll go and at that very moment, I tell you I'd been to so many places. I mentally hugged myself again and again and felt happy to come across such art. PS : In the new review, that patient friend spoken about is my husband. <3

  2. 5 out of 5

    James

    A gift on my high school graduation... something I will always treasure. It answers all of life's questions for a young one trying to decide their future! As a children's book, the rhyming and cartoon-like at helps keep focused attention. But it's the words that are so simple, yet so evocative in their minds. Certain stanzas stay with you. People quote it both in fun and in sincerity when thinking about what to do. It's books like this that help children figure out that reading is not just educati A gift on my high school graduation... something I will always treasure. It answers all of life's questions for a young one trying to decide their future! As a children's book, the rhyming and cartoon-like at helps keep focused attention. But it's the words that are so simple, yet so evocative in their minds. Certain stanzas stay with you. People quote it both in fun and in sincerity when thinking about what to do. It's books like this that help children figure out that reading is not just educational, it's fun. I don't have children, but I've read it to a few younger cousins and some kids I babysat from time to time. The expressions on their face make it worth it. Give it a shot as an adult if you never did as a child.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Kay

    "It's opener there in the wide open air. Out there things can happen and frequently do to people as brainy and footsy as you. And then things start to happen, don't worry. Don't stew. Just go right along. You'll start happening too." -Dr. Seuss I had never read this book from cover to cover, but I was familiar with it from quotes used in speeches and publications. The dean of our college read us a passage to close the graduation ceremony, and even then I did not appreciate how appropriate that passage wa "It's opener there in the wide open air. Out there things can happen and frequently do to people as brainy and footsy as you. And then things start to happen, don't worry. Don't stew. Just go right along. You'll start happening too." -Dr. Seuss I had never read this book from cover to cover, but I was familiar with it from quotes used in speeches and publications. The dean of our college read us a passage to close the graduation ceremony, and even then I did not appreciate how appropriate that passage was for someone entering the real world. I had forgotten about this book until just recently when I came across a copy and began to read to pass the time. Upon finishing, I was surprised and deeply touched at how simple yet sincere the book's message was. While the book is cute and very appropriate for children, I think it takes an adult to understand and sympathize with the message. The book talks about our journey through life, with all its disappointments and happiness, its unpredictability and uncertainty. As someone who was recently faced with difficult personal and professional choices that veered from plans established years before, I especially took much of this book to heart. I will return to this book again and again in the future. It's a book that reminds you life is hard and can be lonely, but that despite the difficulties, we can all persevere. The words are simple and upbeat, but behind the colorful images is an unflinching optimism that inspires.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Anne

    This is my All-Time-Number-One-Favorite children's book. Period. I've read it to my kids so many times over the years that you'd think I'd be immune to it by now. But I'm not. I still get all EMOTIONAL when I read it. Which, normally, would make me run in the opposite direction. But. OH! THE PLACES YOU'LL GO! Yo'll be on your way up! You'll be seeing great sights! You'll join the high fliers who soar to great heights. Yep. That's exactly what I want for my young'uns! Wherever you fly, you'll be best of the This is my All-Time-Number-One-Favorite children's book. Period. I've read it to my kids so many times over the years that you'd think I'd be immune to it by now. But I'm not. I still get all EMOTIONAL when I read it. Which, normally, would make me run in the opposite direction. But. OH! THE PLACES YOU'LL GO! Yo'll be on your way up! You'll be seeing great sights! You'll join the high fliers who soar to great heights. Yep. That's exactly what I want for my young'uns! Wherever you fly, you'll be best of the best. Wherever you go, you will top all the rest. Except when you don't. Because, sometimes, you won't. Noooo! Now they're stuck in a LURCH! Which is pretty frickin' scary for a parent! Nobody wants their babies to get stuck in a LURCH, because those inevitably lead to SLUMPS! And un-slumping yourself is not easily done. It takes a while to un-slump, and in the meantime they could end up in The Waiting Place. Waiting for the fish to bite or waiting for wind to fly a kite or waiting around for Friday night or waiting, perhaps, for their Uncle Jake or a pot to boil, or a Better Break or a string of pearls, or a pair of pants or a wig with curls, or Another Chance. Everyone is just waiting. Thankfully, (according to Seuss) they'll somehow escape the Waiting Place. Fame! You'll be famous as famous can be, with the whole wide world watching you win on TV. Yes! They'll be ok! Except when they don't. Because, sometimes, they won't. I'm afraid that some times you'll play lonely games too. Games you can't win 'cause you'll play against you. All alone! Whether you like it or not, Alone will be something you'll be quite a lot. At this point, I'm usually bleary-eyed, in case you were curious. And exactly what is this guy a Dr. of, anyway?! He's certainly not Dr. Feelgood! 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-Krak howl. Onward up many a frightening creek, though your arms may get sore and your sneakers may leak. Holy Shit! What if I'm not there to help them through all of this!? They've got sore arms and leaky sneakers, for God's sake! Mommy's coming, sweetheart! You'll get mixed up, of course, as you already know. You'll get mixed up with many strange birds as you go. So be sure when you step. Step with care and great tact and remember that Life's a Great Balancing Act I'm slinging snot everywhere by the time I get to this part. Seriously, Seuss? You're killing me! And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.) KID, YOU'LL MOVE MOUNTAINS! I'm usually nothing more a puddle of sniveling Mom-goo, as my voice cracks on the last line. And whatever unfortunate kid I happen to be reading to is simultaneously trying to comfort me, while also trying to escape my vice-like grip. "I, um, love you too, Mom. *oof!* Mom, seriously, I'll be fine. *cough* Mom, you can let go now. *wheeze* Mom...you're choking me. *gurgle* Yes. Yes! I swear, I'll call you every day when I get older!"

  5. 4 out of 5

    Alejandro

    All aboard!!! FASTEN YOUR SEATBELTS! Congratulations! Today is your day, You’re off to Great Places! You’re off and away! No wonder this was the last tale by Dr. Seuss while he was alive (there are two more books, published posthumously)… …and I am sure that he is now visting great places! This is a charming tale about the journey of each of us in our lives, BUT... ...what I really liked was that Dr. Seuss don’t lie to us. He exposes during the rhythmic narrative, that not everything will be p All aboard!!! FASTEN YOUR SEATBELTS! Congratulations! Today is your day, You’re off to Great Places! You’re off and away! No wonder this was the last tale by Dr. Seuss while he was alive (there are two more books, published posthumously)… …and I am sure that he is now visting great places! This is a charming tale about the journey of each of us in our lives, BUT... ...what I really liked was that Dr. Seuss don’t lie to us. He exposes during the rhythmic narrative, that not everything will be peaches-and-ice-cream in life, that we’ll have enjoyable moments in life, BUT... ...also testing times, we’ll have happy events, but also sad crisis, along the journey, not matter if good or bad, if we keep walking forward, we always will be meeting new places, new people, new moments… …building full and complete lives. What are you still doing here? Engage! You have places to go!!!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Beez Beasley

    Written for children from age 1 to 100. Embrace new adventures and changes in your life!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Ronyell

    Dr. Seuss is clearly the true essence of children’s books as he writes about life in a playful and lyrical way that children can easily understand. Well, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” is definitely no exception as it is about believing in yourself as you go out into the world. “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” is easily a book that every child should read whenever he or she are in a slump! Basically, this book is about taking charge of your own life facing difficulties in your life such as loneliness, fe Dr. Seuss is clearly the true essence of children’s books as he writes about life in a playful and lyrical way that children can easily understand. Well, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” is definitely no exception as it is about believing in yourself as you go out into the world. “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” is easily a book that every child should read whenever he or she are in a slump! Basically, this book is about taking charge of your own life facing difficulties in your life such as loneliness, fear, and confusion, with a straight face and taking on life ahead of you in a lyrical prose that children will easily appreciate! Oh my goodness! There are so many things that I loved about this book that it would take me all day to list them! For one thing, Dr. Seuss’ writing is clearly more memorable in this book as he tells children who are on their way to facing life ahead of them on their own to have positive attitudes and face their fears head on! I just loved the way that Dr. Seuss showed the upside and downside attributes of life all in a lyrical prose as the writing was truly creative and inspirational. I never would have thought that I would find a book about the tough trials of life that is so well-written and whenever I read this book, I think about the hardships I had to endure during my life, but then I realize that life always has its ups and downs and only you can decide what to make of your life, which is what Dr. Seuss has shown in this book. Probably my favorite verse in this book was this line: “I’m afraid that some times, You’ll play lonely games too. Games you can’t win, ‘cause you’ll play against you.” This was a truly powerful verse for me because it is saying that there will be times where you can succeed, but sometimes when you do not believe in yourself, you end up losing the game or not succeeding at all. Dr. Seuss’ illustrations are just as creative and surreal in this book as the main character is a young boy who wears a yellow jumpsuit and a yellow hat. The world that surrounds the boy is extremely surreal as the hills and the grounds are in multicolored stripes and the creatures that the boy meets along the way are also bizarre, especially of the image of the boy meeting a huge green monster that has black stripes on its body and short yellow bushy tail. All in all, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” is easily one of Dr. Seuss’ best works ever created and it should be read to any child who graduates from school! I would recommend this book to children ages three and up since there is nothing inappropriate in this book. Review is also on: Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  8. 4 out of 5

    Carol

    How did I ever miss this gem! Love Dr. Seuss!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Amanda

    Upon the graduation of my firstborn last weekend, I decided to really read this book for the first time. I read many Dr. Seuss books to him over the years, but somehow this one never made it home with us. What can I say? It's pretty amazing how deep truths can be conveyed in such simple rhymes. Seuss warns of setbacks in life, the danger of getting stuck in the dreaded "waiting place," the inevitability of lonely times, and the importance of remembering that life is a "Great Balancing Act." Simp Upon the graduation of my firstborn last weekend, I decided to really read this book for the first time. I read many Dr. Seuss books to him over the years, but somehow this one never made it home with us. What can I say? It's pretty amazing how deep truths can be conveyed in such simple rhymes. Seuss warns of setbacks in life, the danger of getting stuck in the dreaded "waiting place," the inevitability of lonely times, and the importance of remembering that life is a "Great Balancing Act." Simply brilliant! Excerpt: Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So...get on your way!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Fables&Wren

    WrensReads Review: THIS BOOK HAS SUCH DEEP MEANINGS IN IT. It touches on anxiety and depression like you wouldn't believe, but in a nice way. It wants you to get up! Go out! Do the things you want to do! Don't Wait! Don't fright! You have to go and do you! Seriously Wren, stop rhyming. He touches on things involving how things won't go your way and you'll get down. Or you'll be worried you picked the wrong path. He continues on why it is okay and that it will be alright! I think this is important to WrensReads Review: THIS BOOK HAS SUCH DEEP MEANINGS IN IT. It touches on anxiety and depression like you wouldn't believe, but in a nice way. It wants you to get up! Go out! Do the things you want to do! Don't Wait! Don't fright! You have to go and do you! Seriously Wren, stop rhyming. He touches on things involving how things won't go your way and you'll get down. Or you'll be worried you picked the wrong path. He continues on why it is okay and that it will be alright! I think this is important to read to kids. They should memorize this book. Everyone should own, memorize and live by this book. WrensReads | Goodreads | Twitter | Instagram

  11. 5 out of 5

    Petra X

    I never enjoyed Dr. Seuss books. They never 'spoke' to me. Just a bunch of silly rhymes and ok illustrations. However, they seem to have inspired the sort of devotion in some people (view spoiler)[the endless trolls I get on The Lorax (hide spoiler)] that I have for the original pre-Disney A.A. Milne Winnie The Pooh books (view spoiler)[but I don't troll those who don't like them (hide spoiler)] . This book was no exception. What fans call 'whimsical', I call 'cutsie' and sugary-sweet and very un I never enjoyed Dr. Seuss books. They never 'spoke' to me. Just a bunch of silly rhymes and ok illustrations. However, they seem to have inspired the sort of devotion in some people (view spoiler)[the endless trolls I get on The Lorax (hide spoiler)] that I have for the original pre-Disney A.A. Milne Winnie The Pooh books (view spoiler)[but I don't troll those who don't like them (hide spoiler)] . This book was no exception. What fans call 'whimsical', I call 'cutsie' and sugary-sweet and very unappealing. Perhaps that is why Disney books are so popular in the US and A.A. Milne with his irascible Eeyore and annoyingly mother-y Kanga are still more popular in the UK? When my son was too young to understand the sense of words but liked the rhyme, I read him The Song of Hiawatha and other poetry with fun rhythms. I don't think it would have made any difference if I had read him Seuss instead, but it made a big difference to me, I enjoyed reading Hiawatha out loud. Seuss, not so much.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Kaylin (The Re-Read Queen)

    ”You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” I was not expecting a kid’s book to be so incredibly profound?? This picture book follows an unnamed narrator (“You”) as they take off on the journey called life. This journey takes them through indecision, anxiety, loneliness and failure—- but also excitement, triumph and happiness. This was a really beautiful story. I loved that it wasn’t sugar-coating things for kids. Seuss understoo ”You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” I was not expecting a kid’s book to be so incredibly profound?? This picture book follows an unnamed narrator (“You”) as they take off on the journey called life. This journey takes them through indecision, anxiety, loneliness and failure—- but also excitement, triumph and happiness. This was a really beautiful story. I loved that it wasn’t sugar-coating things for kids. Seuss understood that hard times would happen, and he wanted kids to prepare without being scared. the end result is perfectly balanced. While I loved it, the four-year-old I was reading too also loved it. The illustrations, rhyming and general excitement keep the story interesting. The rhyme-scheme flowed very well and the word-play was fun. I didn’t mind reading this one each time small-fry asked. Kid Lit Experiment 2018 #5

  13. 4 out of 5

    مصطفي سليمان

    …for people just waiting. Waiting for a train to go or a bus to come, or a plane to go or the mail to come, or the rain to go or the phone to ring, or the snow to snow or waiting around for a Yes or a No or waiting for their hair to grow. Everyone is just waiting. Waiting for the fish to bite or waiting for wind to fly a kite or waiting around for Friday night or waiting, perhaps, for their Uncle Jake or a pot to boil, or a Better Break or a string of pearls, or a pair of pants or a wig with curls, or Another …for people just waiting. Waiting for a train to go or a bus to come, or a plane to go or the mail to come, or the rain to go or the phone to ring, or the snow to snow or waiting around for a Yes or a No or waiting for their hair to grow. Everyone is just waiting. Waiting for the fish to bite or waiting for wind to fly a kite or waiting around for Friday night or waiting, perhaps, for their Uncle Jake or a pot to boil, or a Better Break or a string of pearls, or a pair of pants or a wig with curls, or Another Chance. Everyone is just waiting.” “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself Any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go.” “You’ll get mixed up, of course, as you already know. You’ll get mixed up with many strange birds as you go. So be sure when you step. Step with care and great tact and remember that… …Life’s A Great Balancing Act.” “And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed.) KID, YOU’LL MOVE MOUNTAINS!”

  14. 4 out of 5

    Kaisha

    Now first of all let me explain from the start that I love Dr. Seuss, he had such a good heart. His stories are nonsense but also have meaning, the wisdom found here is quite surely worth gleaning. Some say it's for children; they'll love it a lot, but it's everyone's book, so don't think that it's not. In fact I would say that while kids love the tale, the adults will understand more, without fail. It's once you have been through this life fully grown that you understand not just the pictures alone, or t Now first of all let me explain from the start that I love Dr. Seuss, he had such a good heart. His stories are nonsense but also have meaning, the wisdom found here is quite surely worth gleaning. Some say it's for children; they'll love it a lot, but it's everyone's book, so don't think that it's not. In fact I would say that while kids love the tale, the adults will understand more, without fail. It's once you have been through this life fully grown that you understand not just the pictures alone, or the rhymes with good rhythm, the pacing well paced but the hard bits and problems that humans must face. But it also gives hope and support to the reader, lets them feel quite successful, a star and a leader - that they too can decide where their life wants to go; reassures them it's fine if they really don't know. So please read this book at top haste and full speed, but the actual book, not just posts on Goodreads; the pictures are needed along with the text... ...but I'll stop rhyming here so you won't all get vexed. :] What else can I say, the man was a genius. A very short but inspiring and relatable tale. Highly recommended.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Foad

    ...a most useless place: The Waiting Place... ...for people just waiting. Waiting for a train to go or a bus to come, or a plane to go or the mail to come, or the rain to go or the phone to ring, or the snow to snow or the waiting around for a "Yes" or "No" or waiting for their hair to grow [or, in the most cases, waiting for Godot!] Everyone is just waiting. NO! That's not for you! Somehow you'll escape all that waiting and staying You'll find the bright places where Boom Bands are playing!

  16. 5 out of 5

    [Shai] The Bibliophage

    This is a children's story book, but reading this feels like Dr. Seuss not only wrote this for young readers. He also deliberately target adult readers because the way it gives hope; it reminds us of the challenges and the success we might experienced on our journey in our lives.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Candace

    A book for children and adults, it celebrates and instructs the reader on life's possible journey as you make your decisions along the way. Some of your journey will be adventurous and bright, while it may also be confusing, waiting, dark and scary. But, "You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose." And in the end, "KID, YOU'LL MOVE MOUNTAINS!" This upbeat book about life's adventures and trials will entertain as well as educate rea A book for children and adults, it celebrates and instructs the reader on life's possible journey as you make your decisions along the way. Some of your journey will be adventurous and bright, while it may also be confusing, waiting, dark and scary. But, "You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose." And in the end, "KID, YOU'LL MOVE MOUNTAINS!" This upbeat book about life's adventures and trials will entertain as well as educate readers. The cartoon-like illustrations keep the reader engaged with the texts. The rhyming keeps a jingle in the mind of the little character's journey on the pages. This book gives hope to the reader about the life decisions they will make along the way. Great for graduation or when the child is at a turning point in their life. Highly recommended.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Anne

    THIS SIMPLE CHILDREN'S BOOK IS This book has more depth, more heart, and is more inspiring than a lot of YA and NA books I could mention, all put together. This is probably my best Dr. Seuss book yet. You will come to a place where the streets are not marked. Some windows are lighted. but mostly they're darked. But mostly they're darked. A place you could sprain both your elbow and chin! Do you dare to stay out? Do you dare to go in? How much can you lose? How much can you win?” You'll get mixed u THIS SIMPLE CHILDREN'S BOOK IS This book has more depth, more heart, and is more inspiring than a lot of YA and NA books I could mention, all put together. This is probably my best Dr. Seuss book yet. You will come to a place where the streets are not marked. Some windows are lighted. but mostly they're darked. But mostly they're darked. A place you could sprain both your elbow and chin! Do you dare to stay out? Do you dare to go in? How much can you lose? How much can you win?” You'll get mixed up, of course, as you already know. You'll get mixed up with many strange birds as you go. So be sure when you step. Step with care and great tact and remember that Life's a Great Balancing Act. Just never forget to be dexterous and deft. And never mix up your right foot with your left And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.) KID, YOU'LL MOVE MOUNTAINS! So... be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O'Shea, you're off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So...get on your way!”

  19. 4 out of 5

    Eddie

    I've had this book on my dresser for a long time, siting there saying read me, but my brain saying, but it's a kid book! Like, little, little kid book! Don't bother. So it sat there, in the waiting place. Just waiting. But in reality, I was in the waiting place. My god, I've been in the waiting place. What have I been doing all these years? Waiting! Just passing time. Not playing any games to win. Just waiting. How so sad. Not anymore. Who needs the gurus, preachers, god, etc, when you have this I've had this book on my dresser for a long time, siting there saying read me, but my brain saying, but it's a kid book! Like, little, little kid book! Don't bother. So it sat there, in the waiting place. Just waiting. But in reality, I was in the waiting place. My god, I've been in the waiting place. What have I been doing all these years? Waiting! Just passing time. Not playing any games to win. Just waiting. How so sad. Not anymore. Who needs the gurus, preachers, god, etc, when you have this book. I got goosebumps reading this book. A little, little kid book has given me goosebumps. Pick your head up, kid, life's a great balancing act. Just never forget to be dexterous and deft. And never mix up your right foot with your left. Oh, all the places you'll shall now go.

  20. 4 out of 5

    James

    This is a lovely book and quite different in many ways to much of Dr Seuss's classic children's books. For what is ostensibly a children's book, is perhaps nothing of the kind - this is a book which is most definitely for all of us. This is a story about the journey of life, it's about life's challenges, the successes and the happiness, along with the loneliness and the sadness of life. The good and the bad along with the happy and the sad - as it were. In the hands of so many other authors / ill This is a lovely book and quite different in many ways to much of Dr Seuss's classic children's books. For what is ostensibly a children's book, is perhaps nothing of the kind - this is a book which is most definitely for all of us. This is a story about the journey of life, it's about life's challenges, the successes and the happiness, along with the loneliness and the sadness of life. The good and the bad along with the happy and the sad - as it were. In the hands of so many other authors / illustrators this could have been merely trite and vapid nonsense, giving us supposedly motivational thoughts in that almost always clichéd and stale way that we have all seen so many times before. But no - not with Dr Seuss; what we have here is something genuinely meaningful and thought-provoking, all presented in Dr Seuss's usual style - with fun, with vigour and with so much life. It is not surprising to learn that this book has become a common gift now at graduation events - whether they be at Primary or Secondary School or University. In addition the text from the book also now has a life as a wedding reception speech. None of which is at all surprising. Dr Seuss gives us apparently simple thoughts and observations on the journey of life, set down in rhyme in a seemingly straightforward but profoundly wonderful way - accompanied by his usual lovely illustrations. A classic Dr Seuss book and one definitely not to be missed.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Christi Tulenko

    I bought this for my youngest son who is graduating from high school in a few days. “You're off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So... get on your way!” The journey of the book is based on the journey of life, with some speed bumps along the way, “I'm sorry to say so but, sadly, it's true that Bang-ups and Hang-ups can happen to you." But it never stops inspiring. “And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)” And my personal favorite, “You have br I bought this for my youngest son who is graduating from high school in a few days. “You're off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So... get on your way!” The journey of the book is based on the journey of life, with some speed bumps along the way, “I'm sorry to say so but, sadly, it's true that Bang-ups and Hang-ups can happen to you." But it never stops inspiring. “And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)” And my personal favorite, “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...” I hope he reads it. What a truly wonderful book!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Ella

    "I'm afraid that some times you'll play lonely games too. Games you can't win 'cause you'll play against you. All Alone! Whether you like it or not, Alone will be something you'll be quite a lot." I graduated yesterday and I received 3 copies of this book as gifts. I, of course, had seen this book around a lot, but I never actually read it. Well, right now I had the chance to sit down and read through it. And maybe I'm just overtly emotional, but I found myself tearing up reading Dr. Seuss' wor "I'm afraid that some times you'll play lonely games too. Games you can't win 'cause you'll play against you. All Alone! Whether you like it or not, Alone will be something you'll be quite a lot." I graduated yesterday and I received 3 copies of this book as gifts. I, of course, had seen this book around a lot, but I never actually read it. Well, right now I had the chance to sit down and read through it. And maybe I'm just overtly emotional, but I found myself tearing up reading Dr. Seuss' words. When he wrote this book I'm sure he had all ages on his mind. This book is indeed good for children, but I think those who can get the most out of this have to be high-school and/or college graduates. I'm happy he wrote this. I already read through it twice and I'm sure I'll do it many times over.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Dawn Michelle

    I love this book. I mean, in general I love Dr. Seuss and all, but this one really touched me and its the only one I own of his. I bought this and it came just as I had my two lower wisdom teeth removed. Lets just say there were a few complications and I was stuck in bed for over a week eating baby food and ground up things (have you ever had meat ground up in the food processor..ICK!) and my mom would read things to me. And this is one of the things she would read. It was so fantasitc. It is a ve I love this book. I mean, in general I love Dr. Seuss and all, but this one really touched me and its the only one I own of his. I bought this and it came just as I had my two lower wisdom teeth removed. Lets just say there were a few complications and I was stuck in bed for over a week eating baby food and ground up things (have you ever had meat ground up in the food processor..ICK!) and my mom would read things to me. And this is one of the things she would read. It was so fantasitc. It is a very uplifting and positive book. It is one of the few things I packed when I moved to NYC a year later. And it kept me going when I thought everyone and everything was against me and that I was going to fail at what I was doing. Turns out, I DID not fail and I persevered. YAY Dr. Seuss!!!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Marnie Krüger

    Had to read this one again. I haven't read it in so many years, but Jennifer Niven made me want to go back to the Bright Places; so I jumped on board and bought me the E-book! Now I'm really considering getting myself all the old favorites to add to my shelves.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Don Witscher

    Some thoughts for JAMS 8th graders from Dr. Seuss: Congratulations! Today is your day, You're off to Great Places! You're off and away! You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the guy who'll decide where to go. You'll look up and down streets. Look 'em over with care. About some you will say, "I don't choose to go there." With your head full of brains, and your shoes full of feet, yo Some thoughts for JAMS 8th graders from Dr. Seuss: Congratulations! Today is your day, You're off to Great Places! You're off and away! You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the guy who'll decide where to go. You'll look up and down streets. Look 'em over with care. About some you will say, "I don't choose to go there." With your head full of brains, and your shoes full of feet, you're too smart to go down any not-so-good street. And you may not find any you'll want to go down. In that case, of course, you'll head straight out of town. It's opener there in the wide open air. Out there things can happen and frequently do to people as brainy and footsy as you. And when things start to happen, don't worry. Don't stew. Just go right along. You'll start happening too. OH! THE PLACES YOU'LL GO! You'll be on your way up! You'll be seeing great sites! You'll join the high fliers! who soar to high heights. You won't lag behind, because you'll have the speed. You'll pass the whole gang and you'll soon take the lead. Wherever you fly, you'll be best of the best. Wherever you go, you will top all the rest. Except when you don't. Because, sometimes, you won't. I'm sorry to says so but, sadly, it's true that Bang-ups and Hang-ups can happen to you You can get all hung up in a prickle-ly perch. And your gang will fly on. You'll be left in a Lurch. You'll come down from the Lunch wuth an unpleasant bump. And the chances are, then, that you'll be in a Slump. And when you're in a Slump, you're not in for much fun. Un-slumping yourself is not easily done. You will come to a place where the streets are not marked. Some windows are lighted. But mostly they're dark. A place that could sprain both elbow and chin! Do you dare to stay out? Do you dare to go in? How much can you lose? How much can you win? And IF you should go in,should you turn left or right... or right-and-three-quaters? Or maybe not quite? Or go around and back and sneak from behind? Simple it's not, I'm afraid you will find, for a mind-maker-upper to make up his mind. You can get so confused that you'll start in to race down long and wiggled roads at a break-necking pace and grind on for miles across weirdish wild space, headed, I fear, toward a most usless place The Waiting Place... ...for people just waiting. Waiting for a train to go or a bus to come, or a plane to go or the mail to come, or the rain to go or the phone to ring, or the snow to snow or waiting around for a Yes or a No or waiting for their hair to grow. Everyone is just waiting. Waiting for the fish to bite or waiting for wind to fly a kite or waiting around for Friday night or waiting, perhaps, for their uncle Jake or a pot to boil, or a Better Break or a string of pearls, or a pair of pants or a wig with curls, or Another Chance. Everyone is just waiting. NO! That's not for you! Somehow you'll escape all that waiting and staying. You'll find the bright places where boom bands are playing. Oh, the places you'll go! There is fun to be done! There are points to be scored. There are games to be won. And the magical things you can do with that ball will make you the winning-est winner of all. Fame! You'll be famous as famous can be, with the whole wide world watching you win on TV. Except when they don't. Because, sometimes, they won't. I'm afraid that some times you'll play lonely games too. Games you can't win 'cause you'll play against you. All Alone! Whether you like it or not. Alone will be something you'll be quite a lot. And when you're alone, theres 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 whether 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 you arms may get sore and your sneakers may leak. On and on you will hike. And I know you'll hike far and face up to your problems whatever they are. You'll get mixed up of course, as you already know. You'll get mixed up with many stray birds as you go. So be sure when you step. Step with care and great tact and remember that Life's a Great Balancing Act. Just never forget to be dexterous and deft. And never mix up your right foot with you left. And will you succeed? Yes! You will indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent garanteed!) KID YOU'LL MOVE MOUNTAINS! So... be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray or Mordecai Ali Van Alenn O'Shea you're off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So... get on your way!

  26. 4 out of 5

    Sara Alaee

    You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself. any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the guy who'll decide where to go.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Archit Ojha

    Thank you Pooja for reading me this one over the phone. Life wouldn't have been any better without you.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Gary

    This book contains a very powerful inspirational message for children and adults alike. It contains great wisdom about the trials and tribulations of life with a powerful message of life. It contains a warning that we all need to heed: Except when you don't. Because sometimes you won't' Something we all have to accept and deal with. Always at the basis is a very powerful message of hope : "Kid , you'll move mountains". Unlike "Solla Sollew" , Dr Seuss acknowledges in this book that sometimes when a This book contains a very powerful inspirational message for children and adults alike. It contains great wisdom about the trials and tribulations of life with a powerful message of life. It contains a warning that we all need to heed: Except when you don't. Because sometimes you won't' Something we all have to accept and deal with. Always at the basis is a very powerful message of hope : "Kid , you'll move mountains". Unlike "Solla Sollew" , Dr Seuss acknowledges in this book that sometimes when all the options are unattractive we need to head right out of town. And how right he is. And as in all of Dr Seuss' remarkable books , it is filled with the most beautiful , dreamlike illustrations. A must read for every child and adult!

  29. 5 out of 5

    Shirley Revill

    My children and grandchildren absolutely adored the Dr. Seuss books so I will give this book Five stars. Recommended.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Danni Faith

    This is truly my favorite book, but it didn't come so until well after I was a kid. When I was around 16 years old, I was sitting in the livingroom, doing homework and minding my none business. My sister was sitting not too far way, reading Oh, The Places You'll Go to my niece who was 8 at the time. I'm not sure why, but I started to pay attention to what my sister was reading. With each page I found myself identifying with the journey of the main character. I understood the circumstances that t This is truly my favorite book, but it didn't come so until well after I was a kid. When I was around 16 years old, I was sitting in the livingroom, doing homework and minding my none business. My sister was sitting not too far way, reading Oh, The Places You'll Go to my niece who was 8 at the time. I'm not sure why, but I started to pay attention to what my sister was reading. With each page I found myself identifying with the journey of the main character. I understood the circumstances that the main character got himself into, and I knew that my niece did not. It was surreal to know that Dr. Seuss's words were entertaining my niece and me differently. That is when I discovered the genuius of this classic children's book. When we're young we hear a kooky story that amuses us. When we grow up we see the wisdom behind every line and on every page. This transcends age and delivers a story that anyone and everyone can enjoy.

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