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Seuss-isms: Wise and Witty Prescriptions for Living from the Good Doctor (Life Favors(TM)) Hardcover – March 11, 1997

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In his remarkably perceptive trademark style, America's favorite doctor takes on everything from aging to activism, popovers to green eggs and ham, belief in others to belief in yourself. Irreverent and refreshing, here's a book no self-respecting Seussophile should be without!

...An ideal gift for graduation, birthdays, or any special occasion.(All ages) -- Random House

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This book contains prescriptions for wisdom written by the good doctor himself: "A person's a person, no matter how small." and  "UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." In his remarkablely perceptive trademark style, America's favorite doctor takes on everything from aging to activism, popovers to green eggs and ham, belief in others to belief in yourself. Irreverent and refreshing, here's a book no self-respecting Seussophile should be without!  
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Product Details

  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 12
  • Series: Life Favors(TM)
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers; Gift edition (March 11, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0679883568
  • ISBN-13: 978-0679883562
  • Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 0.3 x 5.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (289 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #392,344 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Edward H. Carroll on December 8, 2005
Format: Hardcover
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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By A Customer on December 15, 2001
Format: Hardcover
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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By A Customer on August 12, 1997
Format: Hardcover
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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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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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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My wife wasn't totally on board with this for a high school grad so I had to come up with an inscription to make sure it wasn't too childish a gift for someone at a pivotal point of becoming an adult.

As you grow older
and start to reflect,
you'll realize these Seuss-isms
are all quite correct.
But, if you don't like it a lot,
just think,
it's the best money card
you ever got!

Stuffed with a few bucks, there's no 18 year old that won't appreciate it, right?
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I absolutely love this book. It is actually a collection of quotes from his other books, compiled to give life lessons in brief. Perfect for anyone who loves Dr. Seuss (although, not really a read-to-me book for small children:)
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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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