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Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss

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

In honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday I couldn’t go without mentioning perhaps my favorite book of his! This is one that I’ve always loved and hope my kiddos will remember with fondness as well.

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

To celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday the annual celebration Read Across America Day is going strong with activities and projects that everyone can be involved in. I’d highly recommend checking out a few of these sites to get involved with the kiddos you know and love:

Read Across America Site
Seussville
Dr. Seuss Facebook Page
Read Across America Facebook Page

Also, there are a few publishers and book app sites offering either free books or huge discounts in honor of Read Across America Day! Take a look:

Sylvan Dell Publishing – Free eBooks!
Oceanhouse Media – Dr. Seuss Book App Sale!
First Book Marketplace – Discounts and Help Children at the Same Time!

Pick Up Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss:

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Powell’s Books | Indiebound | Book Depository | Goodreads

Interested in learning more about our feature “The Year of the Picture Book“? Please check out our opening post and be sure to leave your recommendations as well as links on that post. Thank you so much for your participation!

One Response to The Year of the Picture Book – Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss

  1. I never liked Dr. Seuss much but I’ve been reading it to Baby Whimsy and she loves it so far.

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