Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Ages: 4 +
‘’KID, YOU’LL MOVE MOUNTAINS!’’ …..
It’s my favorite line in the whole book and sums up all the hopes and dreams that we have for our children and grandchildren in one simple line of positive encouragement.
We hope they will navigate life’s ups and downs and not get stuck too long in the downs.
We hope they will make good choices about which roads to go down.
Most of all, we hope they will succeed in whatever path they choose in life.
This book is a great reminder for all ages (adults included) to keep moving forward with your goals in life, even if you get caught in a slump.
And for kids who are too young to care for such advice? They’ll just love the bright, quirky pictures and rollicking, rhythm of the words.
Oh, the Places You’ll Go! is the perfect send-off for grads of all ages – from nursery school, high school, college and beyond – to encourage them to find the success that lies within.
I love how positive this book is!
The first page begins with …
‘’Congratulations! Today is your day. You’re off to Great Place! You’re off and away!’’
Each page contains little snippets of advice for life, accompanied by the Dr. Seuss style quirky illustrations. The next page reminds the reader (in a rollicking way) that ‘’YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go.’’
This book doesn’t shy away from the downs of life either …
‘’I’m sorry to say so but, sadly, it’s true … that Bang-ups and Hang-ups can happen to you.’’
‘’And when you’re in a Slump, you’re not in for much fun. Un-slumping yourself is not easily done.’’
But it celebrates that these instances are temporary and that you, the reader, will escape these slumps and move on to bigger and better things.
‘’And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ per cent guaranteed.)’’
Emphasized in capital letters at the end of the book is my favorite line …
‘’KID, YOU’LL MOVE MOUNTAINS!’’
Dr. Suess is a household name and most families have at least one of his books gracing their bookshelves. Did you know that Dr. Seuss wasn’t really a doctor? His real name was Theodor Seuss Geisel and he thought traditional reading books were boring …. So he fixed that!
Dr. Seuss celebrates the potential we all have within. Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Is the perfect send-off for grads of all ages – from nursery school, high school, college and beyond – to encourage them to find that the success that lies within.
… or maybe you just know someone who’s in a slump.