le 30 juillet 2001
Dr. Seuss isn't just for the pre-school set, but you probably already knew that. This book of brightly colored illustrations and whimsical rhymes makes the perfect gift for anyone setting out on a new adventure, so buy copies for every high school and college graduate on your list. As Seuss tells us "There is fun to be done!" and this joyous ode to personal fulfillment tells you how to meet up with it while combating fear, loneliness, and confusion. After all, what better advice could anyone give a new grad than to say "You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose." This is inspired good fun, sure to please everyone.
le 30 juillet 2001
I am the mother of a four year old. This book may have some deeper concepts that are beyond her but she understands that the boy in the book keeps trying no matter what life brings him and strives to be the very best that he can be. I love the book, and I believe that because of my love for the book, my enthusiasm when reading it transfers to my daughter. She likes to point at the pictures and show me what she sees. The pictures inspire her imagination and the rhymes are so catchy she can remember them and recite them to me! I will never get tired of this book. I think my daughter will continue to appreciate this book and it's message all of her life and share with her children.
PS. I am not normally a Seuss fan !
Dr Seuss savait y faire avec les enfants. Ce court "roman"/ album leur apprend rien de moins que la vie avec ses hauts et ses bas: qu'ils peuvent réussir tout ce qu'ils auront la volonté d'accomplir, mais que parfois ils connaîtront des échecs et que tout ira mal, avant de reprendre le dessus et de triompher.
C'est une histoire rimée et poétique comme à l'habitude. Le vocabulaire n'est pas très compliqué pour les enfants, mais représentera un défi pour les adultes qui essaieront de leur traduire les phrases, tant les jeux de mots sont omniprésents.
Mes enfants adorent, et rient beaucoup quand je la leur raconte.
le 8 août 2010
I bought this book for later because I thought it had a nice message for older children, not really expecting my 2 year old to be interested (despite him being an avid Dr Seuss fan). We read it once because he liked the 'rainbow' on the front and then he really got into the rhymes and illustrations. He now regularly asks me to read him "Go", and though he obviously won't really understand the text until later, I was surprised to see this book have such resounding success with a toddler.
Of Seuss-an reviews this is the third
Likely my last, mostly absurd
But I had to think of life's general direction
And that brought me to this little reflection
The places we go
The places we know
The things that we show
The hearts that all glow
Life is but a journey friend
And friend with friend up till the end
We should be happy and we should be free
You should be you and I'll just be me
And OH, OH, the places we'll go
We'll go hither and we'll go fro
Over the rainbow and under a smile
Making the light year seem less than a mile
My own trek is one through theology
Determined it feels by biology
And compels me upon my wonderful way
And never doubting it for a day
That this is where I'm called to be
This is what I'm charged to see
By some much grander holy light
Which may someday give me greater sight
And until then the faith I'll hold
To try to make the journey bold
So that everyplace will feel like home
For everyplace is someone's home
Be it brown or be it blue
In a castle or a shoe
In the up and out the down
Journeying through every town
And still there will be more places to go
Still more ways in which we can grow
But may we never outgrow the Seuss
For then, dear friends, life's not much use
This is a lesser-known Dr. Seuss book, but still a great story and great learning device. This is especially well suited for children who are going through a transition or change in life, to show them in a cute and memorable way that life is journey in and of itself, and that there are good things to be found when leaving the security and safety of home.
An excellent text for children who may be nervous about going to school, going on a trip, or major life changes, this book is real treasure.
le 18 juillet 2012
Joli recueil de poèmes, très belles illustrations, très belle histoire. A offrir à son enfant, comme le veut la tradition américaine, à la fin du secondaire lors de la cérémonie de remise des diplômes.