Jay over at This Is My Truth Now blog is hosting a Children’s Readathon. You can read about it here: https://thisismytruthnow.com/2018/08/02/childrens-readathon-picture-books-week-1/
This first week features pictures books and the one I have selected to review is Oh the Places you’ll go by Dr Seuss.
I love Dr Seuss, he is one of my favourite children’s authors and I think his books are catchy and fun.
A few fun facts about Dr Seuss that I found on earlymoments.com are as follows:
- He wrote under several pen names including Theo LeSieg, Rossetta Stone, Theophrastus Seuss and Dr Seuss. His real name was Theodor Seuss Geisel;
- He was not a doctor. He added the title doctor during his college years to give credibility to his writing;
- He won a number of awards including two Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards, the Pulitzer Prize, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award and the Peabody Award;
- Many of his stories have social and political themes.
Oh the Places you’ll Go
This book was written and illustrated by Dr Seuss. The book is all about a child who travels through a number of interesting and colourful landscapes and places, until he/she arrives at The Waiting Room where people wait for things to happen. The book is all about the joys of exploration. It also points out that sometimes things aren’t straight forward. As you travel through life you will hit bumps in the road, come across things that are difficult and complex for you but, if you push on, and grasp the adventure, you will come out on top.
As will all of Dr Seuss’ books, it is written in rhyming verse and includes some repetition which makes it a fantastic book for children who are still learning how to read fluently. The bright colours and inspiring topic makes it an all round winner.
My favourite quotes from this book:
“You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose.”
“And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed!
(98 and 3/4 per cent guaranteed.)
Kid, you’ll move mountains!
Have a lovely weekend.