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

Oh, the Places You'll Go! Theme of Exploration

Here's the thing about going places: if you're ever going to get anywhere jaw dropping, you've got to get your feet into shoes and start walking. And this is precisely what your child does from page one on, exploring the world (or their own mind or emotional experiences or career or whatever interpretation you've settled on) far and wide. These explorations take your child to dark and wondrous places alike, through fear and joy and highs and lows. That's why exploration is the theme to beat all themes in Oh, the Places You'll Go! It's what the book's all about.

Questions and Answers

Questions the little ones might ask and how you might respond

Q: Will I ever go on an adventure like this?
A: You already are.

Q: Did you ever go on an adventure like this?
A: You bet your sweet behind I did. In fact, I'm still on it. And wouldn't you know, you're on it with me. 

Q: I hate this book. How come this kid's mom or dad can't just drive him to the mountain?
A: Sweetums, how's about you put down the Gameboy and pick up a basketball?

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