Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! By Dr. Seuss -- Book Review

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Believing You Can Is the First Step In Accomplishing Your Dreams

Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! Teaches Children To Reach For the Stars!

Oh, the Thinks You Can Think, by Dr. Seuss is one of the best children’s books available for stimulating your child’s imagination. I rate it one of the best because it teaches children that their dreams are possible and attainable. This is a book I read with my own daughter as she was growing up. A book she loves to this day. If you cannot afford to purchase this book, borrow a copy of it from your local library.

Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! By Dr. Seuss is an excellent book to start reading to, or with your child, as early as possible. It is never too early for children to start learning to use their imaginations and to think about what they would like to accomplish and how they might go about achieving their dreams.

Reading with your children also helps build their vocabularies in a way that is fun for them and at the same time gives both you and your children good quality time together. Spend some time discussing the book with them as well. This is a book that I firmly believe will be beneficial in preparing your child for school, or you can add it to your own curriculum if you are home schooling.

You might think (no pun intended) that a review of a Dr. Seuss book is not needed, but you would be surprised how many people are unfamiliar with Dr. Seuss books. This particular book, Oh the Thinks You Can Think, is one I especially love. I ‘think’ it encourages children, and anyone who reads it to children, to realize people are often limited only by their own imaginations.

This book, Oh the Thinks You Can Think, is great for stimulating the imagination and creative talents all children have. There is often no limit to what a person can achieve if they can think it and imagine it. That is the first step in any endeavor. I think that is the main theme or message in this book. Almost everyone who is successful in anything first had a dream and imagined her or himself doing whatever it is they are now doing.

Sharing this book with a child, reading it to them, or with them, and discussing the many possibilities it fosters, helps open their minds to new ideas and encourages them to use their imagination. This book encourages children to dream and to reach for the stars. It helps them to believe that anything is possible if they work hard enough to achieve it.

Follow Up With Practical Know How

Of course the next step after encouraging a child’s imagination is to encourage them to learn the answers to any questions they may have. To learn how things work and why they work the way they do. Public libraries, as well as computer search engines, are great sources of information to learn these things. There is a wealth of information available online nowadays about almost anything you can imagine. It is a shame not to show our children how to access it and use it to their advantage.

© 2012 C E Clark

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Au fait 19 months ago from North Texas Author

Torrilynn, thank you for coming by and reading and commenting on this article. Yes, I've read Oh the Places You'll Go! Seuss has so many good books, and they have good lessons in them along with the fun rhymes and pictures.


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Au fait 19 months ago from North Texas Author

Paul Kuehn, thank you for reading and commenting on this article. Dr. Seuss has many books and they're all great. My daughter had them all when she was growing up and I home schooled her. They all have great lessons in them, and most, I think, have good phonics help because many of them rhyme as only Seuss could do, and yes they are full of Seuss's paintings and drawings and wild and vivid imagination.

Google Dr. Seuss books so you can find a complete list. They are fantastic books, every one! Thank you for the votes and shares especially!!


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torrilynn 19 months ago

i love dr. seuss books, i grew up on them as a child. The book my mom would give me and my siblings when we graduated was oh the places we'll go i think that's the name of it. I've never read this book before and im glad that you have posted a review about the book. thanks


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Paul Kuehn 19 months ago from Udorn City, Thailand

Au fait, I have read a few Dr. Seuss books, like Cat in the Hat, but this is the first time I have heard about The Thinks You Can Think. I originally got the Dr. Seuss books because I thought they were very good in teaching the phonics which are necessary for reading. If this book stimulates a child's imagination, I must definitely check it out. Thanks for sharing another great interesting and useful article. Voting up and sharing with HP and Facebook followers.


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Au fait 20 months ago from North Texas Author

Thank you Patricia (pstraubie48) for commenting and sharing this article and for the votes, and always for the angels! I wasn't initially a Dr. Seuss fan either, but I have come to love his way with words, his lessons, and his art.


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pstraubie48 20 months ago from sunny Florida

Funny for years I was not a fan of the Doctor's work. However at some point I started to select them and fell in love and have been hooked ever since. O the thinks I can think is a favorite. Kids love it and ask to hear it time and time again.

Great choice to showcase.

Voted up++++ shared

Angels are on the way this beautiful Easter morning ps


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

VVanNess, thank you for commenting on this book review. I love the Seuss books too and didn't get to read them until I had a child of my own. There is much more to them than just the incredible drawings/paintings and verse.


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

Rebeccamealey, thank you for stopping by. Glad you enjoyed!


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you Shyron, for stopping in and sharing your thoughts and experiences with Dr. Seuss books. If you decide to give eBay another chance, just be sure to check the feedback and especially the seller's rating. That can save a lot of grief.

Below are a couple of sellers I would not be afraid to order from:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/OH-THE-THINKS-YOU-CAN-THIN...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Oh-the-Thinks-You-Can-Thin...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Oh-the-Thinks-You-Can-Thin...

There are others, but mainly you want a 100% feedback rating and ideally at least 100 transactions that it's based on (see # of transactions in the parenthesis next to the star).


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

doo? Have no idea what your comment means, but thank you for stopping by.


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VVanNess 2 years ago from Prescott Valley

Love it!! Dr. Seuss really hit the nail on the head with his great books. They have always been a favorite among all of the little ones I've taught and even babysat. I can't wait to share these books with my kids!


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rebeccamealey 2 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

I love Dr. Seuss books, glad to see a review on this one. Good job!


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Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago

Au fait, I search half price books, but could not find this book. Dr. Seuss books, are meant to inspire childre to read, and I never read them or had them read to me as a child, but I do enjoy them now and I will keep on looking till I find it. I saw it on eBay but still leary of buying on there.

Voted up UABI and shared.


doo 2 years ago

fool not this


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you Deborah-Diane for pinning and tweeting this hub and for taking time to read and comment too!


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Deborah-Diane 3 years ago from Orange County, California

I have always loved Dr. Seuss books. He tackles difficult topics with humor, but still gets his point across. I pinned this to my "Parenting" board and tweeted it.


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you for checking this hub out and leaving a comment. Agree that Dr. Seuss stories are tops!


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Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago

Au fait, Dr. Seuss books are all (every one) is fantastic. I am looking for a copy of this one, for my library.


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you Peggy W, for reading this review, for voting on it, commenting on it, and especially for sharing it. I do think this is a must have book for every child's library. We can never encourage our children too much to use their imaginations!


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Peggy W 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

Reading to children at an early age...from the time they are babies until they are reading on their own...is so important. I am familiar with some of the Dr. Seuss books but not this one. Sounds like an inspiring book and one that all children should have read to them or read on their own if at all possible. Thanks for this review. UUI votes and will share.


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Au fait 4 years ago from North Texas Author

tillsontitan: Thank you for taking time to read and comment on this book review -- and thank you for your encouraging words! Yes, the buttons are easily located -- if it's working, don't fix it! ;)


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

I too am a Seuss admirer (I wrote a hub about him) but you've included more than that in this succinct hub. The need to read and the encouragement that goes with it. So very important to growing minds. Voted this up and useful. (At least here I can find the buttons!)


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Au fait 4 years ago from North Texas Author

Bob: Depends on one's perspective I suppose. Read this book and you might be surprised at how it will inspire you!


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Au fait 4 years ago from North Texas Author

I hope you do read this book one day soon, Shyron. I think it's a great message for any age. I would even include it as part of a graduation gift to someone along with the other part graduates always love best -- money! Paperclip the money inside the cover of the book and wrap it up . . . the money will make an appreciated bookmark.


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diogenes 4 years ago from UK and Mexico

You mean as in fishing??

Bob


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Au fait 4 years ago from North Texas Author

Bob -- This is a fabulous book to read with your grandchildren. I think it can inspire people of all ages. It is a cute title. I recommend it for every child's library.

You have all of us here online to keep you company, and I'm sure there's a huge long line wrapped around your abode a couple of times waiting to get your attention! ;)

Yes, my daughter is all grown up and on her own.


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Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago

I love this one, I love Dr. Zuss. This one I have not read, but I am think I just may bue it.


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diogenes 4 years ago from UK and Mexico

Another hub that doesn't really float my boat as a lonesome old curmudgeon, except to say, what a great title! "Thinks you can think" cute.

Little missie is all growd up now, then?

Bob

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