Oh, the Places You'll Go!

Oh, the Places You'll Go!

Book - 1990
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Advice in rhyme for proceeding in life; weathering fear, loneliness, and confusion; and being in charge of your actions.
Publisher: New York : Random House, c1990.
ISBN: 9780679905271
0679905278
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Alternative Title: Oh, the places you will go!

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dylankemp
Feb 14, 2017

Absolutely brilliant. Apparently Dr Seuss' favourite book of his own, and it's definitely mine.
Good solid advice, and beautiful perspective. Life contains bumps on the road, and this book isn't frightened to mention them. But it still gives you a lift.
I once gave all three of my kids a copy for Christmas, and one day I'll do that again.
Read it read it read it, no matter how old you are.

vpl_childrens Aug 02, 2016

Dr. Seuss shows readers of all ages that life is full of amazing adventures.

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xgs
Aug 04, 2015

I love when my mom reads this book to us!

kellie_m Jan 29, 2014

This book is great no matter how old you are! A Dr Seuss classic, this book speaks of life's balancing act and encourages readers to have a positive attitude.

I read this book to my 15 month old son every night, and secretly read it to myself when Im feeling down!

vernessa7 Jul 03, 2013

I know I am going places by Michael

This book is a great closure book to use in a human services practice (eg, child and youth care, social work, counselling). I used it in my child and youth care class as a closure activity with my classmates as we graduate. Excellent read for ALL ages. That's why I love Dr. Seuss.

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aguraakemi
Apr 27, 2013

Found yourself in a fix? Feeling down and blue? Well, this is the book for you! Dr. Seuss's magnificent play of words brought to life a masterpiece in both classic and contemporary poetry. This book can motivate anyone who has come across it and yes, not just kids but teens and adults alike. Go to the library, check it out and be inspired for life!

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danielestes
Mar 16, 2012

Typically this book makes a great graduation gift, be it high school, college or some other similar milestone. It easily speaks to those who are setting sail out into the world. I read this book for the first time many years after I last graduated from anything so it's a testament to this timeless story that I was surprised how much Oh, The Places You'll Go was relevant to my life at present.

As I write this review I am currently unemployed during the Great Recession. I'm optimistic for the future but, to borrow from the book, I've come down from the Lurch and now I'm in a Slump. This is not a fun place to be though I'm sure it will define me for the rest of my life, good or bad.

If you're thinking about giving this book as a gift, and you should, don't forget to read it again yourself. You'll be surprised how much it's speaking to you now.

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Albertasaurus
Feb 04, 2012

NOT just for children. It's a wonderful story/gift for high school, college or university graduates.
It's so accurate and truthful but told in an "easy to take" way.
I love Dr. Seuss, and this book is one of the reasons why.

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Deirdre
Jul 26, 2011

Inspirational words to live by, perhaps of greatest interest to travellers, risk-takers, and adventurers.

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ellensix Oct 09, 2015

"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 you go..."
—Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You'll Go!

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maisy55
Jul 22, 2015

"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...”

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maisy55
Jul 22, 2015

“You're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So... get on your way!”

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shafa
Jul 18, 2015

Dont cry because it's over. Smile because it happened. -Dr.Suess

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aguraakemi
Apr 27, 2013

On and on you will hike. And I know you'll hike far and face up to your problems whatever they are.

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stoub
Sep 22, 2008

Simple it's not, I'm afraid you will find,
For a mind-maker-upper to make up his mind.

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