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Oh, The Places You'll Go! : Yellow Back Book - Dr. Seuss

Oh, The Places You'll Go!

Yellow Back Book

By: Dr. Seuss

Paperback

Published: 6th May 2003
For Ages: 5 - 8 years old
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In this classic Seussian tale, the good doctor primes his readers against all the little mishaps and misadventures that can befall even the best of us - from bang-ups and hang-ups to lurches and slumps - encouraging us to take life in our stride!

With his unique combination of hilarious stories, zany pictures and riotous rhymes, Dr. Seuss has been delighting young children and helping them learn to read for over fifty years.

Creator of the wonderfully anarchic Cat in the Hat, and ranked among the Australia’s top ten favourite children’s authors, Seuss is firmly established as a global best-seller, with nearly half a billion books sold worldwide.

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Oh, The Places You'll Go!
 
4.1

(based on 9 reviews)

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Pros

  • Inspirational (9)
  • Deserves multiple readings (7)
  • Easy to understand (6)
  • Well written (5)
  • Relevant (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Gift (9)
  • Younger readers (6)
  • Older readers (5)
  • Travel reading (3)
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2.0

Long time to deliver

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  • Inspirational

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    Comments about Oh, The Places You'll Go!:

    The book is fabulous and great for all ages.

     
    5.0

    A Life Lesson for Us All.

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    from Melbourne

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    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Easy To Understand
    • Informative
    • Inspirational
    • Masterpiece
    • Relevant
    • Well Written

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      • Life Advice
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      Comments about Oh, The Places You'll Go!:

      The message contained within these pages should be the only advice you should follow in life. Such a truly inspiring message in a simplistic context. This is a book for all ages believe it or not!

       
      4.0

      Inspiring for young age

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      from Brisbane, AU

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      Pros

      • Deserves Multiple Readings
      • Inspirational
      • Well Written

      Cons

      • Not The Authors Best

      Best Uses

      • Gift
      • Younger Readers

      Comments about Oh, The Places You'll Go!:

      Love the book. Also perfect as a gift.

       
      5.0

      AWESOME

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      from Brisbane

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      • Deserves Multiple Readings
      • Easy To Understand
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        Comments about Oh, The Places You'll Go!:

        This is a fantastic book full of positive affirmations about what people can achieve without ignoring the fact that sometimes things don't go how we would wish. One of Dr Seuss' best.

         
        4.0

        Delightful and inspiring

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        from Lake Macquarie NSW

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        • Deserves Multiple Readings
        • Easy To Understand
        • Inspirational
        • Relevant
        • Well Written

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          • Gift
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          Comments about Oh, The Places You'll Go!:

          A perfect gift for a grandchild moving slowly and unavoidably through the pains of puberty.

           
          3.0

          I do like this book

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          from Melbou

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          Pros

          • Deserves Multiple Readings
          • Easy To Understand
          • Informative
          • Inspirational
          • Well Written

          Cons

          • Difficult To Follow
          • Not What I Expected

          Best Uses

          • Gift
          • Older Readers
          • Travel Reading
          • Younger Readers

          Comments about Oh, The Places You'll Go!:

          It is good because it has funny things that no one could ever find in the world and they ar every cool

           
          5.0

          Beautiful, inspirational message

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          from Helensburgh

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          • Deserves Multiple Readings
          • Easy To Understand
          • Inspirational
          • Relevant
          • Well Written

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gift
            • Older Readers
            • Special Needs
            • Travel Reading
            • Younger Readers

            Comments about Oh, The Places You'll Go!:

            My favourite of all of Dr Seuss's books; its encouraging message of believing in yourself and following your dreams is universal and timeless. It may be a little on the long side for very young children, but it's inspiring message makes it perfect for school graduation gifts and other milestone achievements for children.

             
            4.0

            A Surreal Look at a Realistic Message

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            from Tamworth, NSW

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            • Deserves Multiple Readings
            • Easy To Understand
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              • Gift

              Comments about Oh, The Places You'll Go!:

              I bought this book in bulk for a graduating class of HSC students and they loved it. It was a great farewell message for them and something that they can come back to when they need a lift.

               
              5.0

              Great present for a young adult heading

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              from Adelaide

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              • Inspirational

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                Comments about Oh, The Places You'll Go!:

                In a fun way this Dr Seuss tale goes through the journey of life - the opportunities and possible setbacks - aimed at young children but very relevant to young adults as they embark on their journey into real world. Advocates resilience, optimism and tackling life's challenges!

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                Praise for 'Oh, the Places You'll Go!': "...my favourite of Dr. Seuss's books... not least for its combination of mastery, mystery and possibility." - The Guardian "The celebrated whimsicalist who has given young readers and gigglers so many outrageous adventures over the years has opted for a more purposeful stroll in his latest outing." - New York Times "One book that has proved to be popular for graduates of all ages since it was first published in 1990" - New York Times

                Dr Seuss

                Theodor Seuss Geisel was born 2 March 1904 in Springfield, MA. He graduated Dartmouth College in 1925, and proceeded on to Oxford University with the intent of acquiring a doctorate in literature. At Oxford he met Helen Palmer, who he wed in 1927. He returned from Europe in 1927, and began working for a magazine called Judge, the leading humor magazine in America at the time, submitting both cartoons and humorous articles for them. Additionally, he was submitting cartoons to Life, Vanity Fair and Liberty. In some of his works, he'd made reference to an insecticide called Flit. These references gained notice, and led to a contract to draw comic ads for Flit. This association lasted 17 years, gained him national exposure, and coined the catchphrase "Quick, Henry, the Flit!"

                In 1936 on the way to a vaction in Europe, listening to the rhythm of the ship's engines, he came up with And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, which was then promptly rejected by the first 43 publishers he showed it to. Eventually in 1937 a friend published the book for him, and it went on to at least moderate success.

                During WWII, Geisel joined the army and was sent to Hollywood. Captain Geisel would write for Frank Capra's Signal Corps Unit (for which he won the Legion of Merit) and do documentaries (he won Oscars for Hitler Lives and Design for Death). He also created a cartoon called Gerald McBoing-Boing which also won him an Oscar.

                In May of 1954, Life published a report concerning illiteracy among school children. The report said, among other things, that children were having trouble to read because their books were boring. This inspired Geisel's publisher, and prompted him to send Geisel a list of 400 words he felt were important, asked him to cut the list to 250 words (the publisher's idea of how many words at one time a first grader could absorb), and write a book. Nine months later, Geisel, using 220 of the words given to him published The Cat in the Hat, which went on to instant success.

                In 1960 Bennett Cerf bet Geisel $50 that he couldn't write an entire book using only fifty words. The result was Green Eggs and Ham. Cerf never paid the $50 from the bet.

                Helen Palmer Geisel died in 1967. Theodor Geisel married Audrey Stone Diamond in 1968. Theodor Seuss Geisel died 24 September 1991.

                Visit Dr Seuss's Booktopia Author Page


                ISBN: 9780007158522
                ISBN-10: 0007158521
                Series: Yellow Back Books
                Audience: Children
                For Ages: 5 - 8 years old
                Format: Paperback
                Language: English
                Number Of Pages: 64
                Published: 6th May 2003
                Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
                Country of Publication: GB
                Dimensions (cm): 22.4 x 16.4  x 0.5
                Weight (kg): 0.11
                Edition Type: New edition