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Oh, the Places You'll Go!

Oh, the Places You'll Go!

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

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Legendary basketball coach Phil Jackson used to give his non-English speaking players Oh, the Places You'll Go! as a fun, easy way to learn the language. We don't know about you, but Shmoop finds the image of a bunch of seven-foot-tall foreigners reading Seuss just plain adorable. (Source.)

March 2nd is Dr. Seuss appreciation day, also known as Read Across America Day. Pretty cool when your name is synonymous with reading, right? (Source.)

Dr. Seuss wrote his first children's book, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, on a boat returning from Europe. He wrote the lines to the rhythm of the ship's engine because inspiration is everywhere. (Source.)

Did you know that Dr. Seuss wrote and drew ads before he tackled children's literature? Quick, Henry! The FLIT! (Source.)

Dr. Seuss coined the word nerd. Or at least, he was the first one to use it in print. (Source.)

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