Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Oh the Places You'll Go!

Oh the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss is a book I received when I graduated from college. Published in 1990, it's about all the exciting things one may do when embarking out into the world. In Dr. Seuss tradition, it's rhyming verse and eye-catching illustrations make it an interesting book even for adults. I chose this book to read to my baby at 20 weeks in the womb as it was the only rhyming book I had on my shelves other than poetry, which I also read, but this was it for children's books. One of the things I dislike about Dr. Seuss books is made-up words, places, and creatures which are meant to amuse but could confuse a child learning to read. This book doesn't have too much of that, but it does have some. Plus, where it talks about inevitable disappointments, it felt a little dark for a young child. Although I'll inevitably read to my child one he or she actually makes an appearance, it'll likely not be for awhile.

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