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I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew Hardcover – August 12, 1965
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Now that my best friend has two little ones (a 3-year-old and an eight-month-old), I wanted to share this book with her and her children so they could potentially experience the same delight and wonder that I recall. I'm also expecting my first, and will have to order a second copy to have for my own collection!
The story is about a fellow who has troubles and so goes looking for the beautiful city of �Solla Sollew, on the banks of the beautiful river wha-hoo, where they never have troubles, at least very few!� Well, as you can imagine, he has a terrible time getting to Solla Sollew�flood ands wars and wild beasts�and when he finally gets there, he discovers that the advantages of Solla Sollew have been somewhat exaggerated. He ends up going back home with a new attitude. The story isn�t any different than many similar stories, but the rhymes are particularly lyrical, the artwork particularly funny. I pull it out every few months and read it, and I laugh every time.
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We will have hours of bed time story fun with this fantastically fun read.
Although it arrived smelling musky and the pages and front are worn and curled, it still has years left in it if handled delicately.
Ill start with the only negative thing i have to say.. $20 dollars for a childrens book is nuts! Yes, its hardcover, but come on! This book would have likely only cost $10-ish dollars when i was a kid, and thats really not all that long ago. Other than that, everything about my order was awsome! The book was in perfect condition when it showed up here --plus i got it two days earlier than the arrival date i was given. The packaging was good. The story rocks. Especially the ending. My daughter loves it. Shes a big fan of Dr.Seuss. so yeah.. If you dont mind spending that much, grab yourself a copy.
I read and re-read this book from when I was about eight and now relish reading it to my own daughter.
This story tells of a young thing's pursuit of happiness and the place called Solla Sollew 'where they never have troubles, at least very few'
It charts his difficult journey meeting with tricksters, confusion, disillusionment and includes a short phase as a reluctant soldier. It doesn't get any better!
The illustrations are dreamy, colourful and wonderful to look at. The story is witty and timeless and adults will understand it on a deeper level while youngsters will enjoy the rhymes and troubles of the little chap and his journey.
So, does he make it? He makes it and learns something about the world at the same time.