Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr Seuss
(Dr Seuss)

81%

11 Critic Reviews

Seuss explores the same philosophical message in his own inimitably wise and witty style.
-Kirkus

Synopsis

A perennial favorite, Dr. Seuss’s wonderfully wise graduation speech is the perfect send-off for children starting out in the world, be they nursery school, high school, or college grads! From soaring to high heights and seeing great sights to being left in a Lurch on a prickle-ly perch, Dr. Seuss addresses life’s ups and downs with his trademark humorous verse and illustrations, while encouraging readers to find the success that lies within. In a starred review, Booklist notes: “Seuss’s message is simple but never sappy: life may be a ‘Great Balancing Act,’ but through it all ‘There’s fun to be done.’”




From the Hardcover edition.
 

About Dr Seuss

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Dr. Seuss is quite simply one of the most beloved children's book author of all time. Charles D. Cohen is a graduate of Haverford College and the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and has been a practicing dentist for over twenty years. Dr. Cohen first became enchanted with the works of Dr. Seuss as a child and he began purchasing early edition of Seuss books in college. Today, Dr. Cohen's trove of Seussiana is likely the most comprehensive private collection in the world. It is his hope to create a museum to preserve the full Seuss legacy by protecting the pieces for posterity. He is the author of the The Seuss, the Whole Seuss, and Nothing But the Seuss, and lives Massachusetts, not far from Ted Geisel's childhood home.
 
Published September 24, 2013 by Random House Books for Young Readers. 56 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Non-fiction
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Kirkus

Above average

Seuss explores the same philosophical message in his own inimitably wise and witty style.

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Entertainment Weekly

Good
on Mar 16 1990

Dr. Seuss' pictures of shaggy green beasts and lunatic sporting events make the world seem rich in funny and exciting possibilities.

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Common Sense Media

Good
on May 11 2010

OH, THE PLACES YOU'LL GO is a Dr. Seuss classic beloved by many for its inspirational "you can do it!" tone.

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Common Sense Media

Good

The illustrations are a little shaky-looking compared to earlier ones, and there are one or two flaws in the rhyme's meter, but otherwise it is as beautifully crafted as anything Dr. Seuss ever wrote.

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Boing Boing

Excellent
on Jan 07 2012

Dawww, this is just lovely.

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Good
Reviewed by Elizabeth Kennedy on Apr 09 2015

I recommend Oh, the Places You'll Go! for a wide range of ages. Young children enjoy the rhyming text and word play, along with Dr. Seuss's zany illustrations. The picture book has also become a favorite graduation gift because of its appeal to young people starting out in life after graduating from high school or college.

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Leading Blog

Above average

Although this does not rank among the best of Seuss' books, its stress on self-esteem and imaginative artwork make it a good addition to picture-book collections.

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Helium

Excellent
on Jul 26 2010

I recommend this book for all children as a good starter book for independent reading.

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Kids Book Review

Above average
Reviewed by Megan Blandford on Sep 28 2011

Not every book should provide the vague message of ‘you can do anything’ that is so prominent these days. And a picture book is the best way to ease into these messages, in a fun way and a safe environment.

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Eve's Fan Garden

Good
Reviewed by Sara on Apr 04 2011

A simple poem yet profound message written for children by a man loved by all. Thank you, Dr. Seuss for for using poetry to inspire us all.

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There's a Book

Good
Reviewed by the1stdaughter on Mar 02 2012

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.

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