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A charming gift for expectant parents, Oh Baby, the Places You'll Go is designed to be an in utero introduction to the wonderful world of Dr. Seuss. Adapted from his works, and touching on them all from Horton to Who-ville, author Tish Rabe has maintained Seuss's style perfectly. Your baby is the unnamed star of the book, and reading directly to your tummy becomes easy with lines like "the words I am saying you hear in your heart, and know that I wish you the very best start." Filled with the good doctor's whimsical illustrations, you'll find all your favorite characters, with a short rhyme that mentions each one--and just enough direct quotations to get those infants stimulated when you read Seuss's whole books to them at a later date. --Jill Lightner

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Artfully extracted and adapted almost entirely from Ted Geisel's work, this is a must for all expectant parents - and introduction to the wonderful world of Dr. Suess for their adorable baby-to-be. Exciting new discoveries are being made all the time about how much learning takes place while a baby is still in its mother's womb, and Oh, Baby, the Places You'll Go! makes the perfect welcome! It's never too early to start them on a rich and healthy regimen of good ol' Dr. Seuss.  
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 2 and up
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 12
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: LIFE FAVORS/Random House (November 25, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0679885722
  • ISBN-13: 978-0679885726
  • Product Dimensions: 4.8 x 0.3 x 5.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (504 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,016 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Tish Rabe (pronounced "Robby") is a best-selling children's book author who has written over 160 children's books including The Cat in the Hat's Learning Library, a series of non-fiction Dr. Seuss science books, which have sold over 4 million copies. A new television series based on these books, "The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot about That" airs daily on PBS Kids (http://www.pbskids.org/catinthehat).

Ms. Rabe also created her own original character "The I Believe Bunny" for Thomas Nelson (www.ibelievebunny.com) a series of gentle, inspirational stories featuring beautiful watercolor illustrations, which won the Mom's Choice Gold Award for Best Picture Book in 2010.

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56 of 58 people found the following review helpful By Deanna Roy on August 28, 2000
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I received this book with my first pregnancy and have since given it to every single pregnant friend I know (I buy several at a time and save on shipping.) It is funny, perfectly Dr. Seuss, and fun to read to your thumping belly. Best of all, it is small, colorful, and embodies all the joy and anticipation you feel as you wait on your baby. And because it is Seuss, your older children can read it to their sibling-to-be.
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36 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Channing Williams on April 24, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Of all the gifts my wife and I received for our first baby, this was undoubtedly the best. Not only did it give me, a first time father, the chance to bond with our son, it gave both of us a great deal to think about as well. Today, a year later, I can't even think about this book without a tear coming to my eyes. I highly recommend it for any parents-to-be, and it truly makes a gift that will last a lifetime.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Mr Mike TOP 1000 REVIEWER on February 3, 2015
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I created a video because I couldn't find a lot of photos or videos on it, and for some reason I knew this was a 'mini' book, but not as small as it actually was. You'll see in my video that this book is tiny and has some features that are very different from normal Dr. Seuss books, but all in all, I still love it. It's got a few complicated words (even for some adults I'm sure), but it's fun to read over and over. Before you purchase it, you may want to see my short video so you know what you're getting. And if this review was helpful, please click on 'yes' below. Happy shopping!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Miechelle Javitch on July 13, 2000
Format: Hardcover
My husband read this book to our baby in utero during my first pregnancy. When I was pregnant with my second child, we read the book as a family to the new baby. My toddler loves the book and loved reading it to her new baby. This book has become a bedtime favorite.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Anita B. Franklin on August 15, 2000
Format: Hardcover
I received this book as a gift from a coworker when I was about 4 months pregnant. I have read it almost daily to my unborn child and I love the feeling it gives me to read it and know that my child is listening! I am almost 6 months pregnant, and with the baby kicking me constantly, I am reminded that he wants to hear his favorite book! I love the creativity within this book, the emotions it brings while reading it, and the idea that my child is reading already! It isn't expensive nor does it take all day to read. Highly recommended!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Karen B. on July 9, 2003
Format: Hardcover
My mom and I were trying to find a few gifts to give my pregnant sister before she had her baby shower, and when I saw this book, I knew she'd love it. And I was right! She's been reading the book to her soon-to-be baby boy ever since. A real treat for any woman expecting who grew up with Dr. Seuss' books. Don't pass this one up!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By ajfried@ix.netcom.com on November 2, 1998
Format: Hardcover
They say we should start reading to baby before s/he's even born and this cute book is supposedly for doing just that. It's 1 or 2 paragraph snippets from varoius Dr. Suess classics. The rhyming verses bounce along simply and you'll know it by heart after 10 reads. Mommy to be says she can sometimes feel the baby move as I read to her belly. A cute baby book.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Tiffany A. Temecula, CA on July 1, 2004
Format: Hardcover
This makes a perfect gift for the mother-to-be ... whether this is her first baby or fifth! It is a lovely way to get dad reading to the baby. As it says on the cover "a book to be read in utero". I swear my baby responded. It is darling ... and a MUST HAVE for that special pregnant woman in your life. It makes a perfect "congratulations on your pregnancy" gift.
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