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Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? (Anglais) Cassette – 1 juillet 1993

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77 internautes sur 80 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
and you think YOU have it bad...!! 24 mai 2001
Par Amazon Customer - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Relié
Theodore Seuss Guisel is, of course, one of the best known children's authors today. Though he left us in 1994, his legacy lives on and his books are still produced, bought and loved as much now as anytime in the past. When we think of him, we immediately think of "The Cat in the Hat" or "How the Grinch Stole Christmas", but we can easily forget some of his wonderful, lesser-known works. "When I was quite young and quite small for my size I met an old man in the Desert of Drize..." So begins "Did I Ever Tell You..." where the narrator finds an old man sitting atop a prickly cactus in the middle of the desert. The man tells the boy narrator that whenever HE feels like his life isn't going well, he reminds himself how lucky he really IS. He could be, for example, a construction worker on the impossibly rickety Bunglebung Bridge, where workers are toiling over the water to finish the impossibly crooked structure. Yes, things could be far worse!! You could be a Poogle-Horn Player who has to honk away on your complex, tuba-like Poogle-Horn while descending a flight of stairs... on a two story unicycle, no less!! The absurdness of people less fortunate splash across each page, Seuss-like, as Mr. Bix wakes up at 6 in the morning to find that his Borfin has schlumpped over, or Mr. Potter who has to dot i's and cross t's on endless, miles-long spools of paper! Yes, things could be far worse than they are, Ducky, so count yourself lucky! Published in 1973, "Have I Ever Told You..." is a wonderfully funny book with some subtle messages. Written during a period of time when parents were still forever admonishing their children, "you're so lucky to be able to eat those Brussels sprouts!! Why, there's children starving in Africa..." the book can be seen as a lesson in morality and thankfulness OR as satire of those very parents who encourage children to think of those less fortunate than them when they crank about life's inequities. Satire or morality play, "Have I Ever Told You..." is classical Seuss at his best. The illustrations are properly absurd and colorful, splashing across the page in Seuss's perennial style. There's humans assembling bridges as well as odd creatures getting stuck in 4-way traffic jams. The illustrations are uncluttered and the text is easy to read, making it an excellent choice for beginning to intermediate readers. A wonderfully fun book, and highly recommended!!
49 internautes sur 54 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
Look on the Bright Side! 5 octobre 2000
Par Donald Mitchell - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Relié
Researchers constantly find that reading to children is valuable in a variety of ways, not least of which are instilling a love of reading and improved reading skills. With better parent-child bonding from reading, your child will also be more emotionally secure and able to relate better to others. Intellectual performance will expand as well. Spending time together watching television fails as a substitute.
To help other parents apply this advice, as a parent of four I consulted an expert, our youngest child, and asked her to share with me her favorite books that were read to her as a young child. "Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?" was one of her picks.
If my daughter picked the book, you may be wondering why I rated this book at four stars. That is an average rating of five stars for adults and three stars for children. Although my daughter liked the book, I think that most children won't get it. On the other hand, they will think it is funny, and that's a fair benefit from any book. But the moral will be missed.
This book is the most humorous variant on the admonition that every parent uses with children: Don't you know there are people starving in Blank! Because someone is worse off than you is supposed to make you feel better. It never worked for me when my parents tried that. After you have lived a while though, you begin to count your blessings. Having seen the downside as portrayed by Dr. Seuss will make you feel even more relieved by poking fun at your self concerns.
In this book, you will meet people with all kinds of thorny problems, starting with an old man sitting on top of cactus in the Desert of Drize. Ouch!
No job could be as bad as putting the Bunglebung Bridge together. No commute could be as awful as the one on Zayt Highway Eight! If you live in Ga-Zair, your bedroom could be at the top of one tall house and your bathroom at the top of another. Anyone who has ever taken something apart and had difficulty putting it back together again will sympathize with poor Berbie Hart and his Throm-dim-bu-lator, which he has taken apart. Gardening comes in here, too, for poor Ali Sard makes so little money mowing his uncle's grass that he has to moonlight by painting flagpoles.
Just to tell you how effective these images are, I found myself practically having frustration daydreams by just looking at them again. Dr. Seuss knew his audience of older children well.
If your child loves the book, don't hold it back. But if you love it more, just borrow it from time to time when you need a morale boost!
After you have finished reading and enjoying this book, ask yourself how you could take your now-perceived good luck and turn it into even greater luck. If you are like me, you will often have resources and capabilities that you take for granted. How else could you be using these blessings to your advantage as well as the advantage of your children, those you love, and others?
31 internautes sur 33 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
Everyone Should own This! 29 mars 2000
Par Marte G. Cliff - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Relié
Adults as well as children appreciate this book. The message that we should all consider how lucky we are is delivered in classical Seuss style with rhymes and nonsensical words - but is still a powerful message that most of us need to hear now and then. I consider this one of his best works because it not only delivers a good message, reading it is delightful entertainment. Read it aloud to both young and old.
28 internautes sur 30 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
One of my favorite Seuss books. 11 mai 2001
Par "mooshoo2000" - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Relié
When one mentions 'Dr. Seuss' the cat in the hat, Green Eggs and Ham and of course, the Grinch who Stole Christmas come to mind, yet this has always been considered a classic. Why you are asking, just why is that? Is it because it is good, or bombastic? Why is this book considered a classic? Could it be it's marvelous jokes, or it's enjoyable little mischevious pokes, at the world around. Is it because it is so implausible, in fact applausible, in it's own right? Could it be that it is more fun to read at night? Why isn't it here or there? Why isn't it anywhere? The content of the book at charge, is amazingly hysterical, the enjoyment was large. If I had to choose one book by Seuss, this would be the only one to NOT say, vamous. It is philisophical, optical, practical, and factual. It can be enjoyable for 3-year-old Sally or 30-year-old Sam! After reading such a great book, I personally took a second look, at how lucky I really am.
14 internautes sur 15 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? 24 février 2000
Par Un client - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format: Relié
From my childhood to today, this is by far at the top of my "best book" list. I watch in amazement as my 5 year old ponders the situations and realizes how nice it is to feel secure and loved right in her own home. The philosophy in our house comes from the simple line, "....Thank goodness you're not something someone forgot....".
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