Oh! The Places You’ll Go starts with a boy starting off on his journey to Great Places. He’s “off and away!” He’s got brains and feet, and can go in any direction he chooses. He’s fresh and excited about his latest adventure, and he knows nothing will stop him.
The boy can choose whether or not to go down certain streets. Dr. Seuss stresses how smart and capable the boy is. And amazing things happen! Dr Seuss advises the boy to go along with the things – and he’ll start happening too! He’ll soar to high heights and see some great sights, and he’ll be at the top of his class.
After devoting 53 years to creating entertaining and instructive books, the good Dr. Seuss taught all that he could teach. Ted Seuss Geisel passed away on September 24, 1991, at the age of 87. As permanent reminder to the reading public, the final line in Ted’s final book (Oh, the Places You’ll Go!) issues the following charge: “You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So . . . get on your way!”
Dr.Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden, Springfield Mass