Oh, The Thinks You Can Think![Paperback]
- HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date:
- 05 January 2004
- Picture Books
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I love every single Dr. Seuss book written but I think this is one of my favorites because it opens up the possibilities and the impossibilities. Seuss understands that there is no end or limits to imagination. I like to apply this to a child's future. It is inspiring.
This is largely a nonsense book, of course - most of what Seuss gives as examples are his classic made-up creatures. Bloogs blowing by, and a Rink-Rinker-Fink.But what a nonsense book! It's a lot of fun to read and talk about after. It may not be the most famous Seuss book, but it's certainly one of the best.
Dr. Seuss shows the importance of imagination and thinking. This book shows that you can think about anything, even things that are not real. The book says to think about schlopp with a cherry on top. The imagination creates unlimited things that can be thought. It mentions how if you try hard you can think about so many things. In the book the characters think in any direction and on any day. Opportunities are endless when it comes to the imagination.
The Dr. Seuss book, Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!, is a counterpart to the graduation favorite, Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Like that other, more recognizable text, Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! details the endless possibilities that await us in our lives and reminds us that anything is possible if we use our imagination. As is par for the course with Dr. Seuss, there are a variety of made-up creatures (guffs, snuvs, etc.) whose names and appearances are sensationally silly and will undoubtedly entertain young children. The artwork is archetypal Dr. Seuss, with characters that will remind readers of the Grinch, Horton the elephant, and the Lorax; and, as is usual with Dr. Seuss, the images can be somewhat frightening or disconcerting for younger children, so parents should be very considerate of the age and maturity of their children. That being said, the theme of the story is truly remarkable: we should not ever limit our imaginations. Behind all of the silly, made-up language that is typical for Dr. Seuss, there is a timeless message that will be inspiring for children and adults alike.Citation:Dr. Seuss. Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! New York: Beginner, 1975. Print.
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