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Oh, The Places You'll Go! Hardcover – January 22, 1990
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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
From School Library Journal
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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To help other parents apply this advice, as a parent of four I consulted an expert, our youngest child, and asked her to share with me her favorite books that were read to her as a young child. Oh, the Places You'll Go! was one of her picks.
This book describes a future filled with unlimited potential ('you can steer any direction you choose'), success ('you'll pass the whole gang and you'll soon take the lead'), set-backs ('you can get all hung up on a prickle-ly perch'), and overcoming obstacles ('somehow you'll escape all that waiting and staying').
Many will mischaracterize this book. Since it starts with the words, 'Congratulations! Today is your day.', some will see it only in the context of some special event. At one level, it could certainly be a graduation present for a high school or college grad. At another level, it can be given to those who are moving on from one school to another. You can also see it as a gift for any transition, even if from one grade to the next.
But, I think that the more important application of this book is in setting a standard of parental beliefs for your child about one's child's future life. Psychologists in book after book tell us that parents tend not to be supportive enough, and that teenagers and adult children feel that they have never lived up to their parents' standards.Read more ›
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dr seuss books are always great :) we are using this one to have our daughters teachers write notes to her and giving it to her when she graduates high schoolPublished 8 hours ago by RAlvarado
Bought this for graduating seniors. Wonderful inspiring book. Perfect for graduation.Published 1 day ago by Tdb
I find I am constantly questioning my every move, encountering new crossroads and rebuilding my somewhat depleting self-belief. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Justin Taton
I bought this for my granddaughter to have her teachers sign at the end of the year.Published 1 day ago by M. J. Hartzell