Oh, the Places You'll Go!

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Oh, the Places You'll Go!

Format:  Hardcover,

48 pages

Publisher: Random House Childrens Books

Publish Date: Jan 1990

ISBN-13: 9780679805274

ISBN-10: 0679805273

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Don't be fooled by the title of this seriocomic ode to success; it's not 'Climb Every Mountain, ' kid version. All journeys face perils, whether from indecision, from loneliness, or worst of all, from too much waiting. Seuss' familiar pajama-clad hero is up to the challenge, and his odyssey is captured vividly in busy two-page spreads evoking both the good times (grinning purple elephants, floating golden castles) and the bad (deep blue wells of confusion). Seuss' message is simple but never sappy: life may be a 'Great Balancing Act, ' but through it all 'There's fun to be done.


Publisher: Random House Childrens Books
Publish Date: Jan 1990
ISBN-13: 9780679805274
ISBN-10: 0679805273
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 48
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.8
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 8.5 x 11.25 x 0.5

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Biography of Seuss, Dr.

Certainly the most popular of all American writers and illustrators of picture books, Geisel made his pseudonym Dr. Seuss famous to several generations of children and their parents. Geisel developed a rhythmic form of poetry that relied on quick rhymes and wordplay reminiscent of Mother Goose rhymes. He combined this with exaggerated cartoon like illustrations of fantasy characters to entice children into stories that contained important messages, often presented with a great deal of irony and satire.

Geisel always embraced the imagination of children and condemned adults' inability to join into it, using the child's view to reveal the flaws in society. His first picture book, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street (1937), describes a child's adding more and more imaginative elements to the story that he plans to tell about what he saw on the way home, only to end with the child actually telling the truth: he saw only a very uninteresting horse and cart.

The Cat in the Hat (1957), written as a beginning reader, portrays two children having a magical afternoon with a strange cat while their mother is away, complete with a frantic cleanup before their mother can find out what they have done. This is probably his most famous work. Geisel's later books took on social questions more directly. The Butter-Battle Book (1984) condemned the cold war, and it is often removed from children's sections of libraries for political reasons.

Likewise, The Lorax (1971), which condemned the destruction of the ecology, has also been banned. Altogether, Geisel wrote and illustrated 47 books, which have sold more than 100 million copies in 18 languages. In 1984 he received a Pulitzer Prize for his contributions to children's literature. More than a dozen of his books are still in print. His title The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories made Publisher's Weekly Best Seller List for 2011. In 2012 his work The Cat in The Hat made The New York Times Best Seller List.

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Rated 5 out of 5 Wonderfulness The book is not only good for young children, but older children, too. It is inspiring and encouraging. It's also a great graduation gift. 11/24/2007
Rated 5 out of 5★ by A wonderful graduation gift A great gift for a graduate or just a wonderful book for your child to read. It's a great value. 05/11/2011
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Exactly as described. Great quality. 11/01/2012
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Perfect Grad Gift! This book is the perfect grad gift for any age, I think. It's one that is heartwarming and a bit more sentimental than a simple "Congratulations" card and balloons. Conversely, for the younger children, this would serve as a perfect inspirational book that they'd remember through all the years to come. 01/19/2013
Rated 5 out of 5★ by I got this book for my high school graduate. I also bought 2 more. 1 of them I'm going to have all of my youngest sons teachers write in it. He just finished 1st grade so that will be easy, but my middle child is a freshman so I will just write in his when he graduates. 06/01/2011
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Best Inspirational message for a new Grad One of the best books by Dr. Suess and the message is relevant to whatever level of Graduation it is.Walmart, thank you for a good value price. 06/18/2011
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Love this book I bought this for a young man that is graduating from high school. Great message of growth and encouragement. 06/19/2014
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