Monday, June 09, 2008

Oh, the Places You'll Go

I've discovered a fabulous new book! As newly appointed children's book seller at Waterstones, I have the adorable task of learning all there is to know about children's books from baby board books right up to national curriculum study guides. Browsing through the Book Seller magazine last week, I came across an article about "Oh, the Places You'll Go" by Dr Seuss. In the States, this book has sold millions of copies and is a popular gift for school leavers. It was also the very last penned by Theodor "Dr Seuss" Geisel before his death in 1991. I mentioned it to the store manager and she promptly suggested I add it to the 'staff recommends' section and order further copies in. In the meantime, the one and only store copy sold within the first hour this morning!

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.


Anonymous said...

This is my favourite Dr Seuss Book, and I love this quote, what a great thing to teach kids.

In fact I am going to add this quote to my facebook profile . . .

I can recommended the Dr Seuss book of quotes too! think its called "Seuss-isms" (its hard to get hold of, as in possibly out of print now).


Tao said...

I used to LOVE this book and I still have it! I am glad Coby likes it.