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49 of 49 people found the following review helpful
on December 15, 2001
I'm giving this book to 10 middle managers - while initially they'll probably think it's childish, once they read it they will understand why they received it. Seuss gives us all a simplified view of life and applying the basics to home and work. I also highly recommend everyone read "Open Your Mind, Open Your Life: A Little Book of Wisdom" by Taro Gold.
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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful
Dr. Seuss is unfortunately looked over by some people as just a guy who wrote silly little children's books. That may be partially true, but all of his books had a much deeper meaning if you are willing to be open-minded and take a closer look. His work is brilliant and outlandishly creative; so much so that he is recognized as the creator of the word `Nerd' in the English language when the word was first featured in his 1950 book `If I Ran the Zoo.' Some people believe that it is unfair to take quotes from his work after his death and related it to `lessons of life' the way this book does and that the quotes have no relation at all to what they are connected with. I don't believe that is true at all; I believe that he wrote these stories with the exact meaning they are realted too, which is why his books are brilliant. Here are two of my favorite quotes from the book so you can judge for yourself...

ON EQUALITY AND JUSTICE

`I know, up on top you are seeing great sights, but down at the bottom we, too, should have rights.'

ON GOING PLACES

`The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.'

If you still think Dr. Suess books are just for kids then ponder this...

`Every book is a children's book if the kid can read' - Mitch Hedberg
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
on August 12, 1997
Seuss-isms is a super book! It's funny, easy to read (it's a book of quotes from his many books)
and entertaining. Anyone from 3 to 1,003 will enjoy this wonderful book (I'm 12, and I love this book,and so does my mom)
Read it!!!!
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on January 25, 2013
Dr. Seuss is one of my favorite authors and I love his quotes. This book was disappointing because many of my favorite quotes weren't even in the book which was very brief. When ordering online, you don't realize that this is actually a mini-sized book that will fit in your pocket.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on September 29, 2001
The person from Durham clearly missed the point of this book. Certainly, Dr. Seuss did not set out to write specifically about "Equality and Justice, "Diversity," or "Activism," but he didn't have to! (Mmm...but upon deeper thought, I think he *did* set out to write about these very issues!)
This is a great little compilation, and doesn't feel forced or faked or "context-less" at all. If you are upset and if you find this particular book to be simply a marketing ploy, then you're not heeding the Good Doctor: "So be sure when you step. Step with care and great tact, and remember that Life's A Great Balancing Act."
Certainly, I'll buy books by Dr. Seuss. But I'll buy this one, too, several times.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Dr. Seuss was a man who could stretch out a set of simple words to delight and entertain his audience. But at the same time, his books also held a deeper meaning on important issues: The Lorax and the Butter Battle Book come to mind.
This slim tome is full of little pieces of wisdom, in Seuss' own words and with his drawings. It's Suess-Lite, but perfect for when you just need a smile, or a breather. Sometimes the simplicity lets us look at our selves better and to see the simple truths in living. It is a perfect little gift for the graduate, or just to keep on your desk for when you need a smile, and a short breather to put life in perspective.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on March 18, 2004
This is not a critique of Dr. Seuss, nor a bash of his works... BUT... REALLY... It's almost like the few pages of this tiny book get lost between the covers. You can read and digest what little has been printed in this book in less than 2 minutes(even if you're not the fastest reader!). Considering the wealth of writings of Dr. Seuss, please don't waste your time with this pitiful excuse for a publication. Just buy the books... you'll get a LOT more bang for your buck!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on December 15, 2003
A nice little compilation of some Dr. Seuss quotes.
A nice but small stocking-stuffer for a small price. Some office gift exchanges limit gifts to mercifully small amounts and this is a good option for such an occaission.
Only negative is that it's a bit too short; but I must admit I'm still very glad I got it.
My favorite quote from Suess (which I would have missed entirely had it not been for this book): "I still climb Mount Everest just as often as I used to. I play polo just as often as I used to. But to walk down to the hardware store I find a little bit more difficult."
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on December 11, 2012
I was expecting a regular size book and was shocked to see this mini-version of the book. I like the quotes and it will be something that I can retype before sending out. Just a bit disappointed in the size of the book. Hard to give as a gift by itself.
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31 of 42 people found the following review helpful
Based on other comments, I bought this as a "stocking stuffer" type gift to go along with something a little more substantial for my Mom's birthday. Am I ever glad I didn't ship it directly to her! This is little more than a hardcover pamphlet with disjointed, context-less snippets from Ted Geisel's wonderful books forced into highly unlikely, even bizarre categories invented by some editor years after the good Doctor's death (would you believe Dr. Seuss "On Equality and Justice," or "On Diversity" or "On Activism?"). I found myself recoiling from this obvious attempt to milk a few extra bucks out of the Dr. Seuss legacy on the cheap. Buy it for yourself if you were just going to toss that money in the gutter anyway, but don't embarrass yourself or the recipient by presenting this painfully obvious marketing project as a gift. Buy a book by Dr. Seuss instead.
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