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Book Review Tuesday: Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

If you’ve never read Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss, you owe it to yourself to at least borrow it from the library no matter how old you are.  I recently purchased it for my 6 year old daughter.  She enjoys my reading it to her because it has the typical Dr. Seuss fun rhymes, silly names, and wacky illustrations.  I’m hoping the message of the book is sinking in and she’ll be able to recall it as she gets older.  It really is written for an older audience…in fact, my sisters will be receiving this when they graduate from high school in a couple months.  How’s that for motivation, Ginny and Joy?!

The book starts off with:

“Congratulations!  Today is your day.  You’re off to Great Places!  You’re off and away!”

From there we are treated to a series of encouragements even through some difficult circumstances.  It’s the kind of motivation we all need sometimes…does it matter that it comes in the form of cartoon characters?

“Today is your day!  Your mountain is waiting.  So…get on your way!