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. "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.'
Publisher: New York : Random House, c1990
ISBN: 9780679805274
Characteristics: [48] p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm


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Dec 02, 2018

Dr. Seuss is ever so brilliant in his wording, and his graduation speech speaks to me in the most reassuring of ways. I recommend this book to anyone soon to be graduating from anything, just so they can see/hear/read for themselves the inspiration of the Dr.'s words.

SPPL_Kristen Mar 21, 2018

I'd like this book more if I could unlink it from all the canned graduation speeches I've had to endure over the years.

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.

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.

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!

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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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!

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...”

Jul 22, 2015

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

Jul 18, 2015

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

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.

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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