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

Oh, the Places You'll Go! is a book about transitions. Its relevancy is present whether you are graduating from elementary school, college, or transitioning from one phase of life to another. The classic illustrated children's story was written by Theodor Seuss, "Ted" Geisel — better known as Dr. Seuss. In classic Seuss style, Oh, the Places You'll Go! imparts a series of lessons about being adventurous and open-minded. It also promotes the power of having a daring and confident attitude, as well as the importance of taking advantage of new opportunities when they come your way.

First published on January 22nd, 1990 by Random House, Oh, the Places You'll Go! is the last book published during Dr. Seuss's lifetime. It reached #1 on The New York Times Best-Selling Fiction Hardcover list and optioned to become a full-length feature film before the author's death. Dr. Seuss died of cancer on September 24th, 1991, at the age of 87. During his lifetime, he wrote and illustrated over 60 children's books, which have sold an estimated 600 million copies and have been translated into over 20 languages. March 2nd, Dr. Seuss' birthday, was adopted as National Read Across America Day by the National Education Association.

Oh, the Places You'll Go! is written in the same rhyming style as other Dr. Seuss classics like Green Eggs and Ham and The Cat in the Hat. Phrases like, "You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose" capture the sense of adventure that young people feel when embarking on a life outside of the classroom. The book is a popular graduation gift, and sales regularly spike each spring. Seven years after it was first published, Oh, the Places You'll Go! reached #1 on USA Today's Best-Selling Booklist in 1997.

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