You're Only Old Once!: A Book for Obsolete Children

You're Only Old Once!: A Book for Obsolete Children

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by Dr. Seuss
     
 

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With his unmistakable rhymes and signature illustration style, Dr. Seuss creates a classic picture-book ode to aging in You're Only Old Once! On a visit to "the Golden Years Clinic on Century Square for Spleen Readjustment and Muffler Repair," readers will laugh with familiar horror at the poking and prodding and testing and ogling that go hand in hand with theSee more details below

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With his unmistakable rhymes and signature illustration style, Dr. Seuss creates a classic picture-book ode to aging in You're Only Old Once! On a visit to "the Golden Years Clinic on Century Square for Spleen Readjustment and Muffler Repair," readers will laugh with familiar horror at the poking and prodding and testing and ogling that go hand in hand with the dreaded appellation of "senior citizen." Though Dr. Seuss is known for his peerless work in books for children, this comical look at what it's like to get older is ideal for Seuss fans of advanced years. In his own words, this is "a book for obsolete children." A perfect gift for retirement, birthdays, and holidays!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kathie M. Josephs
I am thrilled about this book! How very clever! This is not the typical book that Dr. Seuss writes for children but rather a book for those of us who are getting on in years. The setting takes place in a clinic where an elderly man is waiting for and experiences a thorough physical exam. There is a doctor for everything and tests galore, and the man hates the sitting and waiting for what will come next. "…And if you're the type that gets finicky-finick, at this point you'll try to get out of that clinic. But they will outwit you as quick as a winick! The Quiz Doctor will catch you! They'll start questionnairing! They'll ask you, point blank, how your parts are all faring…." and "try to recall if your grandma hurt most in the spring or the fall. Did your cousins have dreadful wild nightmares at night? Did they suffer such ailments as Bus Drivers Blight, Chimney Sweep's Stupor, or Prune Picker's Plight?" I laughed out loud and read it several times, thinking of all the people I can give this to as a gift. The illustrations are hilarious and go perfectly with the text. I just cannot say enough good things about this book! Reviewer: Kathie M. Josephs

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780394551906
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
02/28/1986
Series:
Classic Seuss Series
Pages:
56
Sales rank:
1,487
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.39(d)
Lexile:
910L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 17 Years

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