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Reviews for Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! (Beginner Books(R)):

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Jul 29, 2016

Paradoxical imagery so shiny that you get lost in the conundrum.

Pushes the imagination to the brink.

I remember a quote that mind staples with this book. And it goes as

" All children are born artists. The problem is to remain an artist as we grow up. "
- Pablo Picasso
4

Mar 23, 2019

Classic book by Dr. Seuss with lots of imaginative little monsters and lots of made up words that they can surprisingly rhyme.
5

Feb 03, 2017

oh, the thinks you can think,
It's in your eyes just do as blink.
2

Nov 29, 2011

I love, love, love Dr. Seuss. Always have and I think I always will.

Sadly, this book didn't live up to many of my other favorites. The rhymes weren't smooth (sometimes it didn't even rhyme). And while the "made-up" words were cute, they felt more like a way to make a rhyme than anything else.

I liked the illustrations, I *love* the idea, and parts of it did make me smile. But mostly it just felt like a rough draft.

Thankfully there are so many fantastically wonderful Seuss books out there, that I love, love, love Dr. Seuss. Always have and I think I always will.

Sadly, this book didn't live up to many of my other favorites. The rhymes weren't smooth (sometimes it didn't even rhyme). And while the "made-up" words were cute, they felt more like a way to make a rhyme than anything else.

I liked the illustrations, I *love* the idea, and parts of it did make me smile. But mostly it just felt like a rough draft.

Thankfully there are so many fantastically wonderful Seuss books out there, that there's plenty of his works to read before this one ;)

-ETA- Obviously plenty of others loved this book! So, perhaps it was just the mood I was in when I read it...? ...more
3

Feb 14, 2019

A nice book to make kids think about imaginary stuff and somehow make them think out of the box. I read it for my niece and nephew and they are still asking questions on what is a moon, why think of 3 moons? Why not more or less? What is moon made of?and further questions leading to prove me wrong on insisting that we live on the surface of the earth!
5

Mar 05, 2019

My favorite kind of Dr. Suess book - no plot, just rampant silliness and nonsensicality!

Happy Birthday, Theodor Seuss Geisel, and thanks for all the absurdity.
5

Mar 03, 2016

I can't begin to imagine what an adult reading this book who didn't grow up with it might think of it. You could think a volume of things, of course, and hopefully you love it as much I always have, but don't be too quick to write it off as nonsense.

Amazingly psychedelic in the way only the seventies could've been, with no shortage of silliness, sure, but all that is just the candy touch on possibly the most invaluable lesson you could teach a child - keep your mind open and keep your I can't begin to imagine what an adult reading this book who didn't grow up with it might think of it. You could think a volume of things, of course, and hopefully you love it as much I always have, but don't be too quick to write it off as nonsense.

Amazingly psychedelic in the way only the seventies could've been, with no shortage of silliness, sure, but all that is just the candy touch on possibly the most invaluable lesson you could teach a child - keep your mind open and keep your imagination active, no matter what.
Think for yourself. Share your ideas, write them down if they're important to remember, even if nobody else thinks so. In an era of technological manipulation at every corner, all you may have left to yourself in the end is your mind, so don't let it stagnate.

It's rare that I actually go out and buy children's books now. It's not that I don't like them and appreciate what they mean, but I don't know any children, and children's books feel different and somehow shallower when you're an adult, if that makes sense. I made an exception for Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! recently, since well, my childhood copy is at least a decade older than I am, and looks like it's been run through the ringer. That is, if someone had crammed the ringer full of broken crayons and miscellaneous sugary drinks first.

The message is what resonates with me now, but I'll still always love the art, especially now that I get to actually see it without a veil of scribbles over it. Like I said, Suess is pretty psychedelic and that surreal, colourful style really appeals to me.
An interesting thing, though, is that the scene that stands out to me most is one of the least vibrant, and that is the page where a little boy is standing on what looks like the main street of a ghost town, face to face with the silhouette of a monster.



"And what would you do if you met a Jibboo?" Suess asks.
What would we do? We don't know what this stranger wants of us, but from the way it lingers in the dark, at a distance that's still far too close, we don't really want to.
I always looked forward to turning the page to see this scene, solely because of how weird and unnerving it was. Researching it a bit further, it seems like a lot of people remember being scared out of their wits by the Jibboo, so much so that he was included as a phantom that torments the main character in Halloween is Grinch Night, in a very memorable acid-trip horror sequence. You'll know it if you've seen it.

Not every spark of imagination or reason for newfound curiosity is a pleasant one. The fact is that all of us will eventually be faced with a fear that we don't, or can't understand. In the end, it is better to face those ideas, those unknowable horrors that may just specifically haunt us. Try to get some bearing on what they are and what they mean, or else be forced to waste away in hiding from them.
Learning to be courageous and quick-witted against those kinds of fears as a child, which can be incredibly out-of-proportion and weird, because everything is when you're a child, is just as vital as an exposure to new ways of thinking. If you can be brave against mysterious anxieties and "what-ifs", you won't be limited by anything.

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4

Oct 16, 2016

Oh The Thinks You Can Think This one is kind of a follow on to (and a little less amazing than) One Fish Two Fish. But it is still fun the graphics are amazing and Escherian. Oh The Thinks You Can Think This one is kind of a follow on to (and a little less amazing than) One Fish Two Fish. But it is still fun – the graphics are amazing and Escherian. ...more
5

Mar 03, 2012

There is no limit to what you can think up. Dr. Seuss explores the imagination and encourages the reader to push their creative mind to limitless heights.

This is another Dr. Seuss story I am unfamiliar with. It is inspirational. The book showcases Dr. Seuss' creative brilliance and originality in a way that touches directly on the reader's own creative mind.

From vivid imagery and conundrums to endless parades of his invented species, Dr. Seuss' words are as vibrant as his illustrations. His There is no limit to what you can think up. Dr. Seuss explores the imagination and encourages the reader to push their creative mind to limitless heights.

This is another Dr. Seuss story I am unfamiliar with. It is inspirational. The book showcases Dr. Seuss' creative brilliance and originality in a way that touches directly on the reader's own creative mind.

From vivid imagery and conundrums to endless parades of his invented species, Dr. Seuss' words are as vibrant as his illustrations. His imagination is infectious.

Whether you're old or young or somewhere in-between, this book is a must-read. Particularly if you're stuck for ideas or lacking in motivation.

The thinks I did think amplified in a blink!

(From my blog: Quill Café)

In accordance with the FTC, I would like to disclose that I borrowed this book. The opinions expressed are mine and no monetary compensation was offered to me by the author or publisher. ...more
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Jun 22, 2018

Dr. Seuss was always a favorite of mine as a child and now Im sharing them with my daughter! The colors are great for little ones and the stories always fun! Dr. Seuss was always a favorite of mine as a child and now I’m sharing them with my daughter! The colors are great for little ones and the stories always fun! ...more
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Mar 07, 2020

Read this last night 3/6 on a trip to Books and Co with my friend after eating at Cheesecake Factory. It's cute, but not what I thought. My favorite is still Oh, The Places You'll Go.
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Mar 14, 2017

The more I read of Dr. Seuss, the more I love him! I love the line, "Oh the thinks you can think up if you only try!" Though sometimes, it can get quite challenging to read with the tongue-twisting sentences. : )
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Sep 03, 2014

"Oh, The Thinks You Can Think!" by award winning Dr. Seuss is a marvelous way to encourage students to embrace their creative side and stimulate their imagination.

"Oh, the THINKS you can think up if only you try! If you try, you can think up a GUFF going by."

"There are so many THINKS a Thinker can think! Would you dare yank a tooth of the RINK-RINKER-FINK?"

Dr. Seuss's style of writing is so brilliantly written for a child to interpret in their own way and think of their own ways to be creative "Oh, The Thinks You Can Think!" by award winning Dr. Seuss is a marvelous way to encourage students to embrace their creative side and stimulate their imagination.

"Oh, the THINKS you can think up if only you try! If you try, you can think up a GUFF going by."

"There are so many THINKS a Thinker can think! Would you dare yank a tooth of the RINK-RINKER-FINK?"

Dr. Seuss's style of writing is so brilliantly written for a child to interpret in their own way and think of their own ways to be creative by encouraging the colorful and bizarre thoughts of daydreaming and making fun and exciting new words up.

Dr. Seuss encourages learning new vocabulary by making it fun for children to grasp.

The illustrations are very cooky and and unique which is yet another stimulator to help readers young an old think and ponder outsider the box. ...more
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Oct 30, 2012

I really liked this book, but was kind of disappointed in the page that talked about 55 elephants having a drink. I counted only 34 elephants. Really made me think, though.
4

Nov 11, 2018

Having fun revisiting Dr. Seuss books. I started out by just listening to the audiobook Green Eggs and Ham and Other Servings of Dr. Seuss which is an audio collection of nine stories narrated by Jason Alexander, Michael McKean and David Hyde Pearce. All of the Dr. Seuss universe is an appeal to the readers creative thinking, but this story especially asks the reader to use her imagination. The illustrations accompanying the text are truly wonderful, but as Ive pointed out about other books by Having fun revisiting Dr. Seuss books. I started out by just listening to the audiobook Green Eggs and Ham and Other Servings of Dr. Seuss which is an audio collection of nine stories narrated by Jason Alexander, Michael McKean and David Hyde Pearce. All of the Dr. Seuss universe is an appeal to the readers creative thinking, but this story especially asks the reader to use her imagination. The illustrations accompanying the text are truly wonderful, but as I’ve pointed out about other books by Ted Geisel aka Dr. Seuss, listening to the audio tracks alone can also be a really fun exercise in letting your imagination run free. There’s a good reason why kids of all ages have enjoyed Dr. Seuss books from one generation to the next—they truly stand the test of time. ...more
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Dec 14, 2018

I love Dr Seuss - my kids loved Dr Seuss - and Im sure that my grandchildren will love Dr Seuss. My younger daughter reading Green Eggs & Ham to her grandfather has become part of our family lore (lets just say it was a particularly dramatic rendition). So I am likely biased heavily to enjoy this - it was one of the few that I did not remember reading and it has all the clever rhymes and colorful illustrations. It was a fun, fast read. I love Dr Seuss - my kids loved Dr Seuss - and I’m sure that my grandchildren will love Dr Seuss. My younger daughter reading Green Eggs & Ham to her grandfather has become part of our family lore (let’s just say it was a particularly dramatic rendition). So I am likely biased heavily to enjoy this - it was one of the few that I did not remember reading and it has all the clever rhymes and colorful illustrations. It was a fun, fast read. ...more
4

Apr 23, 2019

We get older and always want to be logical and claim facts... but buttsss..
It is said that Lady Luck favours he who tries.. getting kids to think and imagine is what being a kid is all about. Einsteins has clearly demonstrated the importance of always being a kid imagination is more important than knowledge

Hussein Samhat We get older and always want to be logical and claim “facts”... but buttsss..
It is said that “ Lady Luck favours he who tries”.. getting kids to think and imagine is what being a kid is all about. Einstein’s has clearly demonstrated the importance of always being a kid “ imagination is more important than knowledge”

Hussein Samhat ...more
5

Nov 10, 2015

This Dr. Seuss classic is all about imagination and where thinking can take you! It uses rhyming words and has illustrations that help kids determine meaning, which is why it falls into the Children's Book genre.

This book has a few different traits. First, it is an example of word choice. Because of it's rhyming nature, it could be used as a story to introduce the concept of rhyming words to students. At early levels, a follow-up activity could be to match words that rhyme, and at higher This Dr. Seuss classic is all about imagination and where thinking can take you! It uses rhyming words and has illustrations that help kids determine meaning, which is why it falls into the Children's Book genre.

This book has a few different traits. First, it is an example of word choice. Because of it's rhyming nature, it could be used as a story to introduce the concept of rhyming words to students. At early levels, a follow-up activity could be to match words that rhyme, and at higher levels, students could write their very own rhyming poem.

Next, this book is an example of the mentor trait idea. The theme in this story is that imagination is a awesome thing, and that imagination can take you anywhere! After reading the story to students, the teacher could have them use their imagination and write about a make-believe place they wish they could visit. They could also draw a picture to help connect their writing to a visual image.

Finally, this book is a great example of sentence fluency. There is a cadence as you read, and the teacher could have students read this book aloud to partners to improve their fluency skills.

Book Level: 1.8 ...more
5

Jun 26, 2013

You really can't go wrong with a Dr. Seuss book. As old as most of his books are, they are classics that transcends time and generations because they are fun, colorful and silly, with underlying adult themes. This book is about using your imagination to think up all sorts of whimsical and some nonsensical things. The element of craft that I think this book uses best is the art of specificity. Thinking is such a broad and vague term, yet Dr. Seuss broke thought down into silly and and imaginary You really can't go wrong with a Dr. Seuss book. As old as most of his books are, they are classics that transcends time and generations because they are fun, colorful and silly, with underlying adult themes. This book is about using your imagination to think up all sorts of whimsical and some nonsensical things. The element of craft that I think this book uses best is the art of specificity. Thinking is such a broad and vague term, yet Dr. Seuss broke thought down into silly and and imaginary situations that children could understand, thus showing children that they really can think about anything. I also like how the book has a bit of a circular ending. It starts out with the vague concept of thinking, then goes into the specific things that you can think about, and at the end it goes right back to the concept of thinking. If I were a writing teacher, I could teach about how to incorporate imaginary things into writing properly. ...more
4

Nov 25, 2014

Like all Dr. Seuss books, this story is wonderful! Everyone will love this book but beginning readers especially. The sentences are short and easy which appeal to young readers. Also, the text is catchy containing a lot of rhymes and humor. This story encourages young readers to play with their imagination. Not only does it touch into children's imagination but it also encourages children to develop their creative skills. Which is why books like these are important for young readers; they are at Like all Dr. Seuss books, this story is wonderful! Everyone will love this book but beginning readers especially. The sentences are short and easy which appeal to young readers. Also, the text is catchy containing a lot of rhymes and humor. This story encourages young readers to play with their imagination. Not only does it touch into children's imagination but it also encourages children to develop their creative skills. Which is why books like these are important for young readers; they are at an age where they benefit the most from imagination and creative skills. This book also has an overriding theme of exploring and expanding their horizons. It encourages children to discover their surrounding world. The illustrations are also lovely. Dr. Seuss uses made up characters so the illustrations do a great job at showing the reader what exactly these characters look like. All illustrations are bright and lively, which young readers especially enjoy. ...more
5

Mar 08, 2015

This is probably one of my favorite Dr. Suess books and everything about it. I think first off it has the best message, even in the title. Imagination and thinking is such a crucial part for development and children in general. The book is filled with many random things to think of and thats huge. The turn wonder and think are used so often which I think is crucial. Imagination is amazing and especially in this book.
The illustrations are pretty fun and funky as usual. The colors are so bright This is probably one of my favorite Dr. Suess books and everything about it. I think first off it has the best message, even in the title. Imagination and thinking is such a crucial part for development and children in general. The book is filled with many random things to think of and thats huge. The turn wonder and think are used so often which I think is crucial. Imagination is amazing and especially in this book.
The illustrations are pretty fun and funky as usual. The colors are so bright and vibrant its just amazing to look at. The characters all have so much detail in the fur and the way they look. The pages are really busy and have a lot going on in them which I think helps keep the kids entertained.
The words on the page are almost normal until the end then the font twirls in a circle. This is so great because it really keeps you interested in the already bright and exciting book.
Such a fun book to read to a kid, even a younger one because of the pictures and fun words. ...more
5

Aug 19, 2014

I never read Dr. Seuss as a kid. I suppose it had something to do with not moving to the United States until I was ten (I wonder how Dr. Seuss translates into other languages. I imagine some of the magic would be lost). In any case, I now have the pleasure of reading Dr. Seuss to my children. He's the first author they ask for by name, which thrills me (almost as much as the fact that the first song they have become obsessed with is Madonna's Vogue. These children know what's up). In any case, I never read Dr. Seuss as a kid. I suppose it had something to do with not moving to the United States until I was ten (I wonder how Dr. Seuss translates into other languages. I imagine some of the magic would be lost). In any case, I now have the pleasure of reading Dr. Seuss to my children. He's the first author they ask for by name, which thrills me (almost as much as the fact that the first song they have become obsessed with is Madonna's Vogue. These children know what's up). In any case, I'm so happy Dr. Seuss is their favorite because he's mine also. The books are a joy to read, and this one, in particular, celebrates the power of the imagination, inspiring children to "think" outside the box, and create the world the way they imagine it. And isn't that what childhood (and hopefully, we are eternal children) is all about? ...more
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Dec 05, 2014

This book, by Dr. Seuss, is about using your imagination! The author uses many different situations in the text to describe some of the things you can think of. There are many exotic looking pictures to match along with the text and put the words into play for a child. Go ahead and get this book to read with your children!

I think it's great that this book was created to try to encourage children to use their imagination! The illustrations in it are very crazy to look at but they definitely catch This book, by Dr. Seuss, is about using your imagination! The author uses many different situations in the text to describe some of the things you can think of. There are many exotic looking pictures to match along with the text and put the words into play for a child. Go ahead and get this book to read with your children!

I think it's great that this book was created to try to encourage children to use their imagination! The illustrations in it are very crazy to look at but they definitely catch the reader's attention. There are not many books that directly persuade the young readers to go out there and be creative, but this one has. It was a job well done as well. There is, of course, rhyming in this book because the author is Dr. Seuss. I recommend this book! ...more
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Jul 15, 2014

Similar to Oh, The Places You'll Go!, this book helps encourage students to expand their horizons. Specifically, various topics of thought are discussed and rhyming is a key component used to help demonstrate all the things students can think of. This topic is an important aspect of early elementary as it demonstrates to students the value of thought. This value is shown to be expansive and encourages students to continue using the power of their minds to accomplish what they want to accomplish. Similar to Oh, The Places You'll Go!, this book helps encourage students to expand their horizons. Specifically, various topics of thought are discussed and rhyming is a key component used to help demonstrate all the things students can think of. This topic is an important aspect of early elementary as it demonstrates to students the value of thought. This value is shown to be expansive and encourages students to continue using the power of their minds to accomplish what they want to accomplish. Overall, this is a book I would use in second or third grade with the goal of having them read this book on their own. ...more
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Aug 12, 2015

Every Suess book has a hidden message that speaks for children and adults alike who read him as a child and are now reading to their children or their children are reading for themselves. In this case, this is simply encouraging those to never cease thinking; To think up crazy and cleverness in life to figure around puzzles and life. Never let anyone tell you not to think for yourself because someone wants to keep you in that controlled place where you will never escape. A little dark for a Every Suess book has a hidden message that speaks for children and adults alike who read him as a child and are now reading to their children or their children are reading for themselves. In this case, this is simply encouraging those to never cease thinking; To think up crazy and cleverness in life to figure around puzzles and life. Never let anyone tell you not to think for yourself because someone wants to keep you in that controlled place where you will never escape. A little dark for a Suess book, that's what I gained. ...more

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