Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

Here’s a personal fact you might be really surprised to hear… I read my first Dr. Seuss book when I was 18 years old. At the time I was in NY with my stepdad, Gene Johnson (aka Koochie), recently graduated and on my way into university, with 8 months in between. In the process of re-arranging the ‘bodega’ (the storage room) Koochie came across an old edition of Oh, the Places You’ll Go! (1990) we sat and read it together. I can’t think of a better time in life for that gift. So now you must be wondering if I’ve drifted into my own children’s books randomly… of course not, my version of the book is back home in Brasil. Georgia’s Oh, the Places You’ll Go! was a gift from our friends, Dan, Jenn, Morgan, and little Audrey. It is a beautiful party edition with a sparkly cover. This morning, as the sun is daring not to shine, I laid down and read this joyful and honest tale of what life entails. Georgia stared at all the colours and shapes and I felt goosebumps, page after page… and here’s a video of Oh, the Places You’ll Go! told at Burning Man 2011:

ISBN 10: 0679805273 and ISBN 13: 978-0679805274