Oh, The Thinks You Can Think!
- HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date:
- 05 January 2004
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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.
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.
This is a great book to use with children to introduce them to poetry and rhyme. It is a very creative book as all Dr. Seuss books are and it allows for children to explore their own creativity as well. This book is about all of the things that you can think about and challenges children to think creatively.
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