Monday, February 13

Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss

The last children's book written by Dr. Seuss in the year before he died. The whole world is in your view but what you choose to do is up to you.

This is a book I have been meaning to buy for a while now. They have a pop-up version of it and a "party edition" but it was a travel-sized purple printing that I picked up for a low price. I love it.

'Oh, the Places You'll Go!' is an inspirational book but one which doesn't sugar-coat the realities of life. It is a book which everyone can relate to. Despite being targeted at children, I feel it is something that adults can connect with. There is so much potential in a person. When you reach an age where you can take advantage of the possibilities available to you, the message of this story hits home.

This is a book about the decisions we make in life and the circumstances in which we find ourselves. Sometimes things will not go our way and will leave us feeling down. Our mood will plummet and we won't feel as enthusiastic about what we can achieve. While Seuss shows us that this is inevitable, it is within our power to overcome our downs in life and focus on the ups.

I think everyone can relate on some level to "The Waiting Place" described and depicted in the story. We feel helpless or lackluster, waiting for something to happen, to be said. Waiting for our lives to begin...or the lives we want to have.

So, next time you're waiting or you're feeling depressed, you should "remember that Life's a Great Balancing Act" and while it isn't going to be smooth or easy, you can't limit your possibilities. You need to delve into life and take it someplace you want it to go.

'Oh, the Places You'll Go!' is a joyous gift from the great Dr. Seuss. It inspires us to take the wheel and go forth in discovery of new things and most importantly, ourselves.

You will find this book a marvelous read. "98 and ¾ per cent guaranteed!"

In accordance with the FTC, Quill Café would like to disclose that the reviewer purchased this book. The opinions expressed are hers alone and no monetary compensation was offered to her by the author or publisher. Cover art is copyright of Random House and is used solely as an aide to the review.

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