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Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?

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Dr. Seuss’s irrepressible optimism is front and center in Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?
“When you think things are bad,
when you feel sour and blue,
when you start to get mad . . .
you should do what I do!”
So begins the terrific advice of the wise old man in the Desert of Drize. This classic book provides the perfect antidote for readers of all ages who are feeling
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Hardcover, 64 pages
Published September 12th 1973 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published September 12th 1972)
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Cheyann If you look on amazon.com it says the ages go from 5-9 for who can read this book. Now if you are talking A.R level I don't know. Sorry
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?, Dr. Seuss
عنوان: هیچوقت به ات گفته بودم چقدر خوشبختی؟؛ نویسنده: زئوس؛ مترجم: رضی هیرمندی؛ تهران، افق، کتابهای فندق، 1384؛ در 32 ص؛ شابک: 9643691853؛ چاپ دوم 1392؛ شابک: 9789643699062؛ موضوع: داستانهای کودکان از نویسندگان امریکایی - قرن 20 م
تاریخ نخستین خوانش: بیست و نهم ژانویه سال 2008 میلادی
تيودور سیوس گیزل تصویرگر و نویسنده مشهور امریکایی ست که با نامهای: دکتر سیوس، دکتر زیوس؛ یا دکتر سوس شناخته می شود. ایشان بیش از شصت کتاب برای کودکان بنوشته است، داستا
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Hirdesh
Feb 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another Dr. Seuss's book.
Fantasy with so much fun.
Great.
Ronyell
Dec 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Dr. Seuss fans!!!
Dr. Seuss

Now, I have read many popular children’s books written by none other than Dr. Seuss, but I was surprised to have stumble upon this classic called “Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?” Out of all of the Dr. Seuss books I had read over the years, this was the one that I have never even heard of before and I was interested in reading this book and see if it holds up to Dr. Seuss’ other great works. Well, it turns out that it DOES measure up to Dr. Seuss’ other great works and I was quite pleased
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Tyler Jones
If you must read this book
then you're very lucky
You don't have to read
a book twelve times more yucky.

True, there are no zombies
or heroes heroic
instead there's philosophy
(they tell me it's "stoic").

So if you don't like it
don't stomp, yell, and curse
just try to remember -
it could have been worse.
Neda
Jan 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Full of imagination & creativity.. I guess reading this book, would also save grown ups from depression!
Shelly Van Allen
Dec 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nostalgia
Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? gave me my first taste of existential angst around the tender age of four. I was looking over my Dad's shoulder at that picture of a lonely, bent coat hanger suspended from a fraying piece of twine over a rocky gorge on a seemingly uninhabited world. I felt so bad for that hanger, and I wanted to do whatever it took to avoid its fate.

I turned out fine.

Childhood existential crisis aside, this book carries a lot of great lessons and, as with all of Dr. Seus
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Eveline
Jun 19, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"When you think things are bad, when you feel sour and blue, when you start to get mad… You should do what I do! Just tell yourself, Duckie, you’re really quite lucky! Some people are much more…Oh, ever so much more…Oh, muchly much-much more unlucky than you!" This is my favorite Dr. Suess book. I have a slew of favorites, but I felt this one needed to be added. This little paragraph from the book reminds me that... well the obvious.
Since I’m from the Netherlands I didn’t read them as a child, t
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Sarah Jarvis
I am generally I big fan of Dr. Seuss books, but this one fell flat for me. I was hoping for a book that illustrated the many wonderful things we experience in every day life, instead it was a book about how horrible life could be. Even that would have some value in helping kids to appreciate what they have, but because the horribleness takes place in silly, make believe places in silly, unrealistic ways it becomes difficult to bridge the text to real life. I know that this being a Dr. Seuss boo ...more
Mohammed Al-Garawi
Oct 09, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: luna-1st-1-12
Very beautiful message and hilarious concepts to get the message through.
Nathanael Vetters
Classic Dr. Seuss. One of his best.
Becca Buckman
Nov 05, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The unforgettable Dr. Seuss did it again with his book "Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are". The rhyming texts and unique characters remind each reader to focus on the good parts of life and never feel down about anything. The reader is transformed to far-away places in order to understand optimism. This story fits into the controlled vocabulary genre of picture books.

a.) A strength from this book comes from the wild characters and comedic language to present a valuable lesson for every read
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Sadia Mansoor
Jan 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, children
“When you think things are bad,
when you feel sour and blue,
when you start to get mad...
you should do what I do!

Just tell yourself, Duckie,
you're really quite lucky!
Some people are much more...
oh, ever so much more...
oh, muchly much-much more
unlucky than you!”


One of the greatest lesson this book teaches you is to always be grateful for who you are & where you are. There are people who are worst in situations/conditions than you. Never show anger or resentment about your life because it mi
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Laura
This was a typical Dr. Seuss book that had bizarre characters and outrageous rhymes. I enjoyed the illustrations and seeing what crazy thing would be on the next page. It wasn't my favorite book of his though, but I'd still recommend.

*Taken from my book reviews blog: http://reviewsatmse.blogspot.com/2010...
Starbubbles
Dec 31, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kid-lit
This was great, and I can see why I bought it a few years ago. It's a wonderful reminder that things could always be worse, and are for some people. Being grateful is something to remember to be, and who better to put that to words than Dr Seuss?
W
Jan 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is my absolute favorite Dr. Seuss book. I love the clever rhymes, the funny stories, and the drawings. It is the best of his books and I'm surprised it doesn't get more recognition. I'd recommend this book wholeheartedly to everyone and anyone. =D
Seawater
Read this to my friend over Skype. Growing up these books were just not his type.
It makes me so sad... a childhood without Seuss must have been bad.
Mary Kate (M.K. Aneal)
This book was awesome!!! I loved it! Let me just say- I'm so glad I am none of the people in this book XP Haha. Great book(:
Jocelin
Dec 22, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s-books
A little disappointed in this offering of this Dr. Seuss book.
Dolly
Jul 12, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their kids
Great story that really makes you want to think about all that you have and appreciate your lot in life. Our girls really enjoyed this book.
Kassandra Miller
It's Dr. Seuss...what more could you ask?

My son and I read this over and over and over.
بشرى
Oct 17, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really really liked it, but not as much as Oh, the Places You'll Go! !!
Iroquois
Not his best work lol.
That being said, his best work is so awesome that this, his "meh" work, is still good enough for 3 stars. The cover and title alone are the best part.
Miss Ryoko
Jul 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Every politician and well off person in this country needs this book slap upside their heads a couple times and forced to read it over and over again until they figure out it's not all about them and what they have is something to be extremely grateful for. Even me, who makes just over what is considered the poverty line or maybe I'm just at it, am humble enough to know that my life could be worse and I am grateful for everything I have. And while most of the situations in this book are a bit si ...more
Taylor Finnell
Sep 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Of all of the Dr. Suess books I read as a child, this is one that I still remember. My mom would always read it to me when I was having a bad day. I think that this book is a great reminder for children of how lucky they are. It has a real life message to it that I really enjoy. No matter how badly your day is going, or how unlucky you think that you are, there is always someone "oh, mutely much-much more unlucky than you." I enjoy that Dr. Suess books can be such fun reads for kids, as well as ...more
Garrisonlazzeri
Feb 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this book expeshily when the grampa tells a boy how luky he is whith rimes and poitry,like when he told the boy about the trafc and a job , guky gown ,the forest in france and ex.
#love it#dr.Suss#read it#Mr.potter#all of this was spoilers
Michael
Aug 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
You don't know how lucky you are until you see how unlucky others are not.
Carrie Marshall
Oct 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book I read to my kids. They need constant reminders of how lucky they really are in this day and age. It’s a fun way to start the conversation.
Gayatri
May 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Superb!
Jennifer Peeler
Mar 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: for-the-kids
A great bedtime story in true rhyming Dr. Seuss fashion. And reminder to think about the struggles that everyone has, not just our own.
Ser Nomad
Jun 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh, after reading this I'm glad I'm not a Hawtch-Watcher who is watching on Watch-Watcher-Watchering-Watch.
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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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“When you think things are bad,
when you feel sour and blue,
when you start to get mad...
you should do what I do!
Just tell yourself, Duckie,
you're really quite lucky!
Some people are much more...
oh, ever so much more...
oh, muchly much-much more
unlucky than you!”
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“Be grateful you’re not in the forest in France
Where the average young person just hasn’t a chance
To escape from the perilous pants eating plants
But your pants are safe, you’re a fortunate guy
You ought to be shouting how lucky am I”
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