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Oh, Cuan Lejos Llegaras! (Oh, the Places You'll Go!)

4.34  ·  Rating Details ·  256,473 Ratings  ·  3,971 Reviews
In this inspirational, masterfully translated book, children get lots of encouragement from Dr. Seuss. The author shows that no matter what the obstacles are, you can accomplish any goal if you try.
Hardcover, 44 pages
Published May 1st 1996 by Turtleback Books (first published January 22nd 1990)
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Pooja
Jul 13, 2015 Pooja rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Shelves: ebooks
Once upon a time,
I called a friend of mine,
Asked him hesitatingly
I want to read him a poem,
If with him, it's fine!

He tells me why not,
Go on, go on!
I'll listen to you until my
Energy is gone!

Exuberent I was, As I began
But with excitement came
The fright!
What if I start stuttering?
What if I don't do it right?
What if I don't do my best?
What if I shake,
the whole day and night!!

But once he put all
his attention on me.
I recited the poem,
As a human and not a zombie.

He listened to me first,
With full co
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Kay


"It's opener there
in the wide open air.

Out there things can happen
and frequently do
to people as brainy
and footsy as you.

And then things start to happen,
don't worry. Don't stew.
Just go right along.
You'll start happening too."

-Dr. Seuss


I had never read this book from cover to cover, but I was familiar with it from quotes used in speeches and publications. The dean of our college read us a passage to close the graduation ceremony, and even then I did not appreciate how appropriate that passage wa
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Anne
Nov 12, 2010 Anne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is my All-Time-Number-One-Favorite children's book.
Period.
I've read it to my kids so many times over the years that you'd think I'd be immune to it by now.
But I'm not.
I still get all EMOTIONAL when I read it.
Which, normally, would make me run in the opposite direction.
But.

OH!
THE PLACES YOU'LL GO!
Yo'll be on your way up!
You'll be seeing great sights!
You'll join the high fliers
who soar to great heights.


Yep. That's exactly what I want for my young'uns!

Wherever you fly, you'll be best of the
...more
Alejandro
Apr 30, 2017 Alejandro rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: humor, short-story
All aboard!!!


FASTEN YOUR SEATBELTS!

Congratulations!

Today is your day,

You’re off to Great Places!

You’re off and away!

No wonder this was the last tale by Dr. Seuss while he was alive (there are two more books, published posthumously)…

…and I am sure that he is now visting great places!

This is a charming tale about the journey of each of us in our lives, BUT...

...what I really liked was that Dr. Seuss don’t lie to us.

He exposes during the rhythmic narrative, that not everything will be p
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Carol
Apr 28, 2015 Carol rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens, read-2015
How did I ever miss this gem! Love Dr. Seuss!
Amanda
May 18, 2016 Amanda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Upon the graduation of my firstborn last weekend, I decided to really read this book for the first time. I read many Dr. Seuss books to him over the years, but somehow this one never made it home with us.

What can I say? It's pretty amazing how deep truths can be conveyed in such simple rhymes. Seuss warns of setbacks in life, the danger of getting stuck in the dreaded "waiting place," the inevitability of lonely times, and the importance of remembering that life is a "Great Balancing Act." Simp
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Ronyell
Dr. Seuss is clearly the true essence of children’s books as he writes about life in a playful and lyrical way that children can easily understand. Well, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” is definitely no exception as it is about believing in yourself as you go out into the world. “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” is easily a book that every child should read whenever he or she are in a slump!

Basically, this book is about taking charge of your own life facing difficulties in your life such as loneliness, fe
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Beez Beasley
Apr 21, 2009 Beez Beasley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Written for children from age 1 to 100. Embrace new adventures and changes in your life!
Wren | WrensReads
WrensReads Review:



THIS BOOK HAS SUCH DEEP MEANINGS IN IT.

It touches on anxiety and depression like you wouldn't believe, but in a nice way.

It wants you to get up! Go out! Do the things you want to do!
Don't Wait! Don't fright! You have to go and do you!

Seriously Wren, stop rhyming.



He touches on things involving how things won't go your way and you'll get down. Or you'll be worried you picked the wrong path. He continues on why it is okay and that it will be alright! I think this is important to
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James
Aug 07, 2016 James rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A gift on my high school graduation... something I will always treasure. It answers all of life's questions for a young one trying to decide their future!

As a children's book, the rhyming and cartoon-like at helps keep focused attention. But it's the words that are so simple, yet so evocative in their minds. Certain stanzas stay with you. People quote it both in fun and in sincerity when thinking about what to do.

It's books like this that help children figure out that reading is not just educati
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Petra Eggs
I never enjoyed Dr. Seuss books. They never 'spoke' to me. Just a bunch of silly rhymes and ok illustrations. However, they seem to have inspired the sort of devotion in some people (view spoiler) that I have for the original pre-Disney A.A. Milne Winnie The Pooh books (view spoiler). This book was no exception. What fans call 'whimsical', I call 'cutsie' and sugary-sweet and very un ...more
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…for people just waiting.
Waiting for a train to go
or a bus to come, or a plane to go
or the mail to come, or the rain to go
or the phone to ring, or the snow to snow
or waiting around for a Yes or a No
or waiting for their hair to grow.
Everyone is just waiting.

Waiting for the fish to bite
or waiting for wind to fly a kite
or waiting around for Friday night
or waiting, perhaps, for their Uncle Jake
or a pot to boil, or a Better Break
or a string of pearls, or a pair of pants
or a wig with curls, or Another
...more
Kaisha
Jun 28, 2012 Kaisha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: All who like short, positive books.
Now first of all let me explain from the start
that I love Dr. Seuss, he had such a good heart.
His stories are nonsense but also have meaning,
the wisdom found here is quite surely worth gleaning.

Some say it's for children; they'll love it a lot,
but it's everyone's book, so don't think that it's not.
In fact I would say that while kids love the tale,
the adults will understand more, without fail.

It's once you have been through this life fully grown
that you understand not just the pictures alone,
or t
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Foad
...a most useless place:
The Waiting Place...

...for people just waiting.
Waiting for a train to go
or a bus to come, or a plane to go
or the mail to come, or the rain to go
or the phone to ring, or the snow to snow
or the waiting around for a "Yes" or "No"
or waiting for their hair to grow
[or, in the most cases, waiting for Godot!]
Everyone is just waiting.

NO!
That's not for you!

Somehow you'll escape
all that waiting and staying
You'll find the bright places
where Boom Bands are playing!
Anne
Dec 27, 2015 Anne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Anne by: Liz Janet
THIS SIMPLE CHILDREN'S BOOK IS


This book has more depth, more heart, and is more inspiring than a lot of YA and NA
books I could mention, all put together. This is probably my best Dr. Seuss book yet.





You will come to a place where the streets are not marked.
Some windows are lighted. but mostly they're darked.
But mostly they're darked.
A place you could sprain both your elbow and chin!
Do you dare to stay out? Do you dare to go in?
How much can you lose? How much can you win?”

You'll get mixed u
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Eddie
Mar 27, 2013 Eddie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've had this book on my dresser for a long time, siting there saying read me, but my brain saying, but it's a kid book! Like, little, little kid book! Don't bother. So it sat there, in the waiting place. Just waiting. But in reality, I was in the waiting place. My god, I've been in the waiting place. What have I been doing all these years? Waiting! Just passing time. Not playing any games to win. Just waiting. How so sad. Not anymore. Who needs the gurus, preachers, god, etc, when you have this ...more
Christi Tulenko
Jun 06, 2015 Christi Tulenko rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I bought this for my youngest son who is graduating from high school in a few days.

“You're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So... get on your way!”


The journey of the book is based on the journey of life, with some speed bumps along the way,

“I'm sorry to say so
but, sadly, it's true
that Bang-ups
and Hang-ups
can happen to you."


But it never stops inspiring.

“And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed!
(98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)”


And my personal favorite,

“You have br
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Dawn Michelle
Oct 05, 2007 Dawn Michelle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who is looking to be uplifted
I love this book. I mean, in general I love Dr. Seuss and all, but this one really touched me and its the only one I own of his.
I bought this and it came just as I had my two lower wisdom teeth removed. Lets just say there were a few complications and I was stuck in bed for over a week eating baby food and ground up things (have you ever had meat ground up in the food processor..ICK!) and my mom would read things to me. And this is one of the things she would read. It was so fantasitc.
It is a ve
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Gabriella Alaniz
Jun 04, 2016 Gabriella Alaniz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: those starting new journey's
"I'm afraid that some times you'll play lonely games too. Games you can't win 'cause you'll play against you. All Alone! Whether you like it or not, Alone will be something you'll be quite a lot."

I graduated yesterday and I received 3 copies of this book as gifts. I, of course, had seen this book around a lot, but I never actually read it. Well, right now I had the chance to sit down and read through it. And maybe I'm just overtly emotional, but I found myself tearing up reading Dr. Seuss' wor
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Marnie  Krüger
May 31, 2017 Marnie Krüger rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourites, fiction, kids
Oh, the Places You'll Go!
Had to read this one again.

comp

I haven't read it in so many years, but Jennifer Niven made me want to go back to the Bright Places; so I jumped on board and bought me the E-book!
Now I'm really considering getting myself all the old favorites to add to my shelves.

Get on your way

Mountain
Don Witscher
Some thoughts for JAMS 8th graders from Dr. Seuss:

Congratulations!
Today is your day,
You're off to Great Places!
You're off and away!

You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose.
You're on your own. And you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who'll decide where to go.

You'll look up and down streets. Look 'em over with care.
About some you will say, "I don't choose to go there."
With your head full of brains, and your shoes full of feet,
yo
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Sara Alaee
You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself.
any direction you choose.
You're on your own. And you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who'll decide where to go.


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Brad
Oct 14, 2015 Brad rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, psychology
Many highs and lows follow this immersive fantasy tale. I loved the way it dealt with the psychology of succeeding and failing and our reactions to both. The elephants were a very nice touch.

It also took on the very controversial second-person narrative structure, and because of its length, neither I nor my daughter had any problems with it.

My wife, on the other hand, hated it. That's when I felt the true lows of this immersive fantasy tale, and it had nothing to do with the popping of any ballo
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Francesca
I'd never read this book before but I bought it to give to my sister for her baby shower as I thought a Dr Seuss book would be perfect for her and my 9 year old nephew to read to the new baby and also get to read themselves. I thought the book was absolutely charming and wonderful and I'm very glad I chose this one. I just hope they enjoy it as much as I did, although I'm sure they will!
Ashley
Mar 13, 2009 Ashley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone going through anything!
Recommended to Ashley by: My Mom
I was given this book on my high school graduation day by my mom. I cannot think of a better book for children, people graduating ANYTHING, people who are opening a chapter in their life, or even those who may have just closed one. I still look back to this book when I need a a fresh pair of eyes in which to view the world.
Nadin Adel
May 20, 2017 Nadin Adel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children

I'm afraid that sometimes
you'll play lonely games too.
Games you can't win
'cause you'll play against you.


Cute and a real booster even to me by this age :)

Read and Listen from here: https://youtu.be/MoyVcIMdcL4
Jocelin
Sep 14, 2009 Jocelin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My favorite part...

You can get so confused
that you'll start in to race
down long wiggled roads at a break-necking pace
and grind on for miles across weirdish wild space,
headed, I fear, toward a most useless place.
The Waiting Place...

...for people just waiting.
Waiting for a train to go
or a bus to come, or a plane to go
or the mail to come, or the rain to go
or the phone to ring, or the snow to snow
or waiting around for a Yes or a No
or waiting for their hair to grow.
Everyone is just waiti
...more
Tatiana
Jun 01, 2011 Tatiana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
While subbing this afternoon, I had the privilege of reading Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss to the smart 2nd grade class. They've read it before; it's one of their favorites. The narrative offers inspiring rhymes on graduating into real life and the struggles and triumphs that await you there. The simple yet profound, and beautifully written, message applied both to myself and my audience, as we are facing changes, albeit different ones, this coming fall. We read the final lines together ...more
Jason
Feb 17, 2016 Jason rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-to-cass
Wow! What wonderful stuff. A book about life, the ups and downs you will experience, a warning to not be one of those people who just wait around for life to happen to them, Dr Seuss recommends going out there and grabbing life with both hands and enjoying it no matter what life throws at you. A brilliant taster for you...

So be sure when you step.
Step with care and great tact
And remember that Life's
A Great Balancing Act.

Def a book to give yer kids when they leave home, something they can read an
...more
Azumi
Dec 11, 2016 Azumi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Una auténtica lección de vida. Una maravilla. Un chute perfecto :DD

Congratulations!
Today is your day.
You're off to Great Places!
You're off and away!


Buscando encontré esto:
Oh, the Places You'll Go at Burning Man!

Me ha parecido precioso!

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Theodor Seuss Geisel was born 2 March 1904 in Springfield, MA. He graduated Dartmouth College in 1925, and proceeded on to Oxford University with the intent of acquiring a doctorate in literature. At Oxford he met Helen Palmer, who he wed in 1927. He returned from Europe in 1927, and began working for a magazine called Judge, the leading humor magazine in America at the time, submitting both carto ...more
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“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...” 31989 likes
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Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So... get on your way!”
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