Reading List: “Oh the Places You’ll Go” by Dr. Seuss
The rhythmic rhymes and imaginative pictures, Dr. Seuss’ trademarks, carry the reader along the path of life. There are moments of joy and excitement as well as moments of sadness and fear. Sometimes life is wonderful and you feel like you’re on top of the world, soaring high in the sky; then suddenly the balloon that is towing you gets caught on a branch, and you have a problem—or as Dr. Seuss says, “You’ll be left in a Lurch.” But isn’t this what life is all about? One moment you soar; the next, you’re hung up in a tree! But for every “Lurch” that you’re left in, there’s a place where “Boom Bands are playing,” as long as you “never forget to be dexterous and deft/And never mix up your right foot with your left.” This book’s message of self-determination is an important one. Persevere and you can move mountains, even if you have a glitch or two along the way.