Book Review: Dr. Seuss’ Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

Posted October 22, 2016 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews, Children's

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Book Review: Dr. Seuss’ Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

Oh, the Places You’ll Go!


Dr. Seuss

concept book, fantasy, picture book in Hardcover edition that was published by Random House for Young Readers on January 22, 1990 and has 44 pages.

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Other books by this author which I have reviewed include Sneetches and Other Stories, Horton Hatches the Egg & Horton Hears a Who!, Green Eggs and Ham, The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories, The Lorax, Hooray for Diffendoofer Day!, Daisy-Head Mayzie, Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose, The King's Stilts, Scrambled Eggs Super!, Bartholomew and the Oobleck, Horton and the Kwuggerbug and More Lost Stories, You're Only Old Once!, My Many Colored Days, McElligot's Pool, If I Ran the Circus, Sleep Book, I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! and Other Stories, I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew

A picture book speech to encourage the young graduate on his or her way.

My Take

It’s a curious “graduation” speech, or rather the graphics on that first page spread are “curious” with their blank buildings, almost the way each person starts in life with a blank slate.

Seuss addresses the choices you’ll make, the reasons for that. To move forward and embrace the possibilities. That you’ll soar and be the best, or fall down with the best. That life has its ups and downs and so many choices to make.

The fears and jeers and applause.

It’s a very balanced sort of “speech”, as Seuss lays out the truth of those ups and downs with those inimitable graphics of his. Even the negative ones have a positive feel, that you can indeed get past those darks.

The Cover and Title

The cover is a soft rainbow swirl of pastels as bands of color form overlapping discs with the front disc swooping up into a hoodoo with a yellow jammy-clad lad teetering on top.

The title is all those possibilities for a graduate, Oh, the Places You’ll Go! now that you’re heading out.