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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. Kindergartners, graduate students, newlyweds,
newly employeds--all will glean shiny pearls of wisdom about the big, bountiful future. The incomparable Dr. Seuss
rejoices in the potential everyone has to fulfill their wildest dreams: "You'll be on your way up! / You'll be seeing
great sights! / You'll join the high fliers / who soar to high heights." At the same time, he won't delude the
starry-eyed upstart about the pitfalls of life: "You can get all hung up / in a prickle-ly perch. / And your gang will
fly on. / You'll be left in a Lurch."
But fear not! Dr. Seuss, with his inimitable illustrations and exhilarating rhymes, is convinced ("98 and 3/4 percent
guaranteed") that success is imminent. As long as you remember "to be dexterous and deft. And NEVER mix up your right
foot with your left," things should work out. (All ages) --Emilie Coulter
From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 3-- The master of enjoyable didacticism offers a flight of fancy into the future of a
generic "you" who is venturing out into the world, where he will have ups and downs but will succeed and finally "MOVE
MOUNTAINS!" While doting relatives will find this extended greeting card an ideal gift for nursery school graduates, the
story will have less appeal for children than Seuss' story books and easy readers. Seuss' characteristic drawings carry
and extend the text through mazelike streets, over colorful checkerboard landscapes, into muddy blue "slumps," through
heady highs when fame results from success at the game of life, and through dark, lonely confrontations with
graveyard-like fears in times of solitude. While the text gives a strong message of self-determination and potential,
the small, male "you" pictured seems more of a passive passenger on his journey through life, reacting to things as they
come and walking along with his eyes shut on both the first and last pages of the text. 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. --Louise L. Sherman, Anna C. Scott School, Leonia, NJ
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Gift guide, The New York Times, June 21, 2008:
"One book that has proved to be popular for graduates of all ages since it was first published in 1990."
Ben Holden-Crowther, 10th May 2016:
"This may be one of the only books ever published to legitimately deserve to be called a modern classic."
From the Inside Flap
Illus. in full color. "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.'"--(starred) "Booklist.
About the Author
THEODOR SEUSS GEISEL—aka Dr. Seuss—is one of the most beloved children’s book authors of all time. From The
Cat in the Hat to Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, his iconic characters, stories, and art style have been a lasting influence
on generations of children and adults. The books he wrote and illustrated under the name Dr. Seuss (and others that he
wrote but did not illustrate, including some under the pseudonyms Theo. LeSieg and Rosetta Stone) have been translated
into thirty languages. Hundreds of millions of copies have found their way into homes and hearts around the world. Dr.
Seuss’s long list of awards includes Caldecott Honors for McElligot’s Pool, If I Ran the Zoo, and Bartholomew and the
Oobleck, the Pulitzer Prize, and eight honorary doctorates. Works based on his original stories have won three Oscars,
three Emmys, three Grammys, and a Peabody.