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Posted March 25, 2012
Posted March 15, 2012
Without reservations, one of the best books out there - for kids as well adults. It reads very easily, so even younger kids follow. An excellent lesson that comes very handy in life's tough situations. Can't recommend highly enough.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 13, 2009
Most people don't seem to know this Seuss book, but it's a treasure, for adults as well as children. A good friend gave it to me when something was going wrong in my life, and I have since given it to a number of other friends in similar situations. It's fun to read and helps you resolve to fight back against your "troubles" and stop wishing for a world where there are none. Most (not all) of the "troubles" in the book are caused by aggressive, inconsiderate or selfish other "people," but there is also kindness. This is one of the longer Seuss books. Nonetheless, my children memorized it (to act out) when they were young, and would recite it in unison occasionally, for example when caught in an unrelenting, torrential downpour at Disney World.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 23, 2003
I call this the best Self-Help Book Ever written! It's fun, full of woe and triumph with a lesson for all of us! Everyone gets discouraged and overwhelmed at times and this is The Best Medicine for it. Great fun for Kids of All Ages! It stands the test of time!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 20, 2001
This book is great for the child who is never satisfied, or is too easily discouraged. The story opens with a happy, carefree young furry creature with a tail in the Valley of Vung starting to have problems because he gets careless and doesn't look around. Discouraged by these setbacks, he is all ears when a chap on a One-Wheeler Wubble comes along and says that there's never any trouble in the City of Solla Sollew, and offers take him there. The trip turns out to be very arduous and difficult. Finally at Solla Sollew, a new problem arises. From this experience, he decides to be more proactive in the future. 'Now my troubles are going, To have trouble with me!' Like all of the Dr. Seuss books, this one is enlivened by hilarious creatures, dramatic and colorful illustrations, and a pleasant rhyming scheme that uses funny names to aid the rhymes. One of the most difficult lessons for people to learn is that we carry the seeds of all our problems and opportunities around with us. Simply changing the scenery may not be enough, if our old ways of thinking still guide us. If you are somewhat depressed and see no opportunity in one place, even in an earthly paradise you can still experience life the same way. Many people go through life looking for the perfect mate, house, and job, only to be constantly disappointed. In I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew, that voyage toward perfection can be quickly experienced and the lesson learned. Here is where a parent can make a big difference. You need to share some experiences in your own life where you lived this story, and share what you learned as a result. In this way, you can help you child in later years by providing an alternative perspective and reminding her or him or this story. 'Are you going to Solla Sollew?' can be a shorthand way of encouraging your child to re-examine the purpose of the sought-for change. For an adult, the benefit from this story can be to help you consider whether all of the error-elimination you pursue is worth the effort. My clients frequently are interested in reducing their error rate. They may be starting, though, in an area with an error rate that is only one in ten million occurrences. And the area being considered may be relatively unimportant to the success of the organization. The same effort could instead make important improvements in some area where mistakes abound, results do matter, and perfection is an impossible dream. Decide what the problem is before you grab just any solution! Donald Mitchell, co-author of The Irresistible Growth Enterprise and The 2,000 Percent SolutionWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 12, 2001
An excellent read! I categorized Dr. Seuss's stories for a friend into three lists: 'Classis Seuss', 'Great Moral Story' and 'Just Plain Cute'. This falls under the Great Moral Story category. It teaches us that we can't escape our troubles & have to ultimately face them head on! In typical Dr. Seuss fashion, a great lesson for anyone who picks up the book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 12, 2010
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Posted December 1, 2009
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