I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew, Paperback

I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew Paperback

Illustrated by Dr. Seuss

Part of the Dr. Seuss - Yellow Back Book series

3.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


As our hero struggles to reach the city of Solla Sollew, where they never have troubles, at least very few, we realise that it's better to face up to life's problems than to try to run away from them!

With his unique combination of hilarious stories, zany pictures and riotous rhymes, Dr. Seuss has been delighting young children and helping them learn to read for over fifty years.

Creator of the wonderfully anarchic Cat in the Hat, and ranked among the UK's top ten favourite children's authors, Dr. Seuss is a global best-seller, with over 650 million books sold worldwide.

As part of a major rebrand programme, HarperCollins is relaunching Dr. Seuss's best-selling books. In response to consumer demand, bright new cover designs incorporate much-needed guidance on reading levels.

The standard paperbacks divide into three reading strands - Blue Back Books for parents to share with young children, Green Back Books for budding readers to tackle on their own, and Yellow Back Books for older, more fluent readers to enjoy.

This is a Yellow Back book.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 64 pages, illustrations
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Picture books: character books
  • ISBN: 9780007175154



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This is a little odd, even for Seuss.An unidentified thing, our narrator, is having a rough day. He trips, he gets stung... and every time he looks around to prevent it from happening again, something new shows up on his unwatched side!Finally he bumps into a man going to Solla Sollew, where they don't have troubles - or at least, very few.And this starts his whole troublesome trip. He was safer at home! He finally arrives, exhausted, only to find out that they've misplaced the key and he can't get in, and anyway their troubles in Solla Sollew are just starting thanks to the misplaced key, but there's an even more PERFECT place down the ways a bit...Not for our intrepid hero, though. He gets a big stick and goes home, deciding any troubles will have trouble with him first. This last scene may bother some parents because of the implied violence. Me, I'm busier wondering how he'll use that stick to intimidate a rock that trips him up. There isn't a very clear moral, if that's what you go for. Still and all, I like this one.

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As I go back into my book memory library I was in a Military Base's library sitting at a table. <br/>Now as a parent I really respect it a lot more than I did then. <br/>I miss Seuss' imaginative way of writing. I miss the morals he wrote about. This story was a little tougher to get through with before bedtime so it might have to be a two night story.

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