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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"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....

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Oh, The Places You'll Go! Reviews

  • Pooja
    2018-10-19 22:29

    Once upon a time,I called a friend of mine,Asked him hesitatinglyI 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 myEnergy is gone!Exuberent I was, As I beganBut 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 allhis 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 thisWhen 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 meHe can't wait anymore!I ask him if he's okay?If his favorite team didn't well score?He says he wants meto read the poem againThat he couldn't stop smilingBe it highway or on the lane!I remind him that IJust yesterday, read the poem But he won't listenGoing 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 goesI'll go, read him next poemsuntil 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

  • James
    2018-10-31 21:49

    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.

  • Kay
    2018-10-18 04:57

    "It's opener therein the wide open air.Out there things can happenand frequently doto people as brainyand 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. SeussI 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.

  • Anne
    2018-11-09 02:48

    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 flierswho 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 biteor waiting for wind to fly a kiteor waiting around for Friday nightor waiting, perhaps, for their Uncle Jakeor a pot to boil, or a Better Breakor a string of pearls, or a pair of pantsor 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 somethingyou'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 gothough the weather be foul.On you will go though your enemies prowl.On you will go though the Hakken-Krak howl.Onward up manya frightening creek,though your arms may get soreand 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 tactand remember that Life'sa Great Balancing ActI'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!"

  • Alejandro
    2018-11-02 04:47

    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!!!

  • Beez Beasley
    2018-10-29 04:40

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

  • Carol
    2018-11-11 00:37

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

  • Amanda
    2018-10-17 23:55

    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!

  • Ronyell
    2018-11-15 00:58

    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

  • Fables&Wren
    2018-11-05 23:59

    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

  • Petra X
    2018-11-09 01:32

    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.

  • مصطفي سليمان
    2018-10-22 05:34

    …for people just waiting.Waiting for a train to goor a bus to come, or a plane to goor the mail to come, or the rain to goor the phone to ring, or the snow to snowor waiting around for a Yes or a Noor waiting for their hair to grow.Everyone is just waiting.Waiting for the fish to biteor waiting for wind to fly a kiteor waiting around for Friday nightor waiting, perhaps, for their Uncle Jakeor a pot to boil, or a Better Breakor a string of pearls, or a pair of pantsor 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 yourselfAny direction you choose.You’re on your own. Andyou know what you know.And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go.”“You’ll get mixed up,of course, as youalready know.You’ll get mixed upwith many strange birdsas you go.So be sure when you step.Step with care and greattact and remember that……Life’s A GreatBalancing Act.”“And will you succeed?Yes! You will, indeed!(98 and ¾ percent guaranteed.)KID, YOU’LL MOVEMOUNTAINS!”

  • Kaisha
    2018-10-25 21:58

    Now first of all let me explain from the startthat 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 grownthat you understand not just the pictures alone,or the rhymes with good rhythm, the pacing well pacedbut 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.

  • Foad
    2018-10-24 21:36

    ...a most useless place:The Waiting Place......for people just waiting.Waiting for a train to goor a bus to come, or a plane to goor the mail to come, or the rain to goor the phone to ring, or the snow to snowor 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 escapeall that waiting and stayingYou'll find the bright placeswhere Boom Bands are playing!

  • [Shai] The Bibliophage
    2018-10-20 21:38

    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.

  • Anne
    2018-10-23 00:45

    THIS SIMPLE CHILDREN'S BOOK ISThis book has more depth, more heart, and is more inspiring than a lot of YA and NAbooks 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 leftAnd 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 Brayor 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!”

  • Eddie
    2018-10-23 03:54

    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.

  • James
    2018-10-27 23:39

    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.

  • Christi Tulenko
    2018-10-25 21:57

    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 sobut, sadly, it's truethat Bang-upsand 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!

  • Dawn Michelle
    2018-10-31 01:34

    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!!!

  • Ella
    2018-11-14 03:32

    "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.

  • MarnieKrüger
    2018-10-28 00:36

    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.

  • Don Witscher
    2018-11-08 02:57

    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 yourselfany 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 anyyou'll want to go down.In that case, of course,you'll head straight out of town.It's opener therein the wide open air.Out there things can happenand frequently doto people as brainyand 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 sobut, sadly, it's truethat Bang-upsand Hang-upscan happen to youYou can get all hung upin a prickle-ly perch.And your gang will fly on.You'll be left in a Lurch.You'll come down from the Lunchwuth 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 yourselfis 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 confusedthat you'll start in to racedown long and wiggled roads at a break-necking paceand grind on for miles across weirdish wild space,headed, I fear, toward a most usless placeThe Waiting Place......for people just waiting.Waiting for a train to goor a bus to come, or a plane to goor the mail to come, or the rain to goor the phone to ring, or the snow to snowor waiting around for a Yes or a Noor waiting for their hair to grow.Everyone is just waiting.Waiting for the fish to biteor waiting for wind to fly a kiteor waiting around for Friday nightor waiting, perhaps, for their uncle Jakeor a pot to boil, or a Better Breakor a string of pearls, or a pair of pantsor a wig with curls, or Another Chance.Everyone is just waiting.NO!That's not for you!Somehow you'll escapeall that waiting and staying.You'll find the bright placeswhere 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 ballwill 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 timesyou'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 somethingyou'll be quite a lot.And when you're alone, theres a very good chanceyou'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 gothough the whether be foul.On you will gothough your enemies prowl.On you will gothough the Hakken-Kraks howl.Onward up manya frightening creek,though you arms may get soreand your sneakers may leak.On and on you will hike.And I know you'll hike farand face up to your problemswhatever they are.You'll get mixed up of course,as you already know.You'll get mixed upwith many stray birds as you go.So be sure when you step.Step with care and great tactand remember that Life'sa 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 Brayor Mordecai Ali Van Alenn O'Sheayou're off to Great Places!Today is your day!Your mountain is waiting.So... get on your way!

  • Sara Alaee
    2018-11-06 22:42

    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.

  • Gary
    2018-11-12 05:59

    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!

  • Bradley
    2018-11-15 22:58

    Many highs and lows follow this immersive fantasy tale. I loved the way it dealt with the psychology of succeeding and failing and our reactions to both. The elephants were a very nice touch.It also took on the very controversial second-person narrative structure, and because of its length, neither I nor my daughter had any problems with it.My wife, on the other hand, hated it. That's when I felt the true lows of this immersive fantasy tale, and it had nothing to do with the popping of any balloon or being forced to walk it off. Oh, alas! The places I have to go! Kids should never have to sit through an argument at bedtime!

  • Francesca
    2018-10-22 03:37

    I'd never read this book before but I bought it to give to my sister for her baby shower as I thought a Dr Seuss book would be perfect for her and my 9 year old nephew to read to the new baby and also get to read themselves. I thought the book was absolutely charming and wonderful and I'm very glad I chose this one. I just hope they enjoy it as much as I did, although I'm sure they will!

  • Michael Finocchiaro
    2018-10-28 04:54

    One of the great Seuss classics that I read innumerable times to my kids, Oh The Places You'll Go is a wonderful nonsense rhyming journey to take with your children.

  • Ashley
    2018-11-01 01:46

    I was given this book on my high school graduation day by my mom. I cannot think of a better book for children, people graduating ANYTHING, people who are opening a chapter in their life, or even those who may have just closed one. I still look back to this book when I need a a fresh pair of eyes in which to view the world.

  • Nadin Adel
    2018-10-21 05:41

    I'm afraid that sometimesyou'll play lonely games too.Games you can't win'cause you'll play against you.Cute and a real booster even to me by this age :)Read and Listen from here: https://youtu.be/MoyVcIMdcL4