You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose.
You’re on your own. And you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go. —Oh, the Places You’ll Go
Most people will probably know who wrote this; after all, everybody knows Dr. Seuss! Who hasn’t read The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, Oh the Places You’ll Go, The Lorax, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas?
Dr. Seuss is definitely one of the most loved children’s books writer of all time. His over 45 books have been translated into more than 20 languages, adapted into films and cartoons, republished in magazines and other collected works, mentioned in songs, and have inspired a lot of people, big and small (“A person’s a person, no matter how small!”).
Theodor Seuss Geisel in real life, Dr. Seuss has won several awards, including two Oscars (one for Documentary Feature and another for Animated Short Film), two Emmys, a Peabody award, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal, and a special Pulitzer Prize. He also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Dr. Seuss has so many more great books, but one thing is for sure. His books are definitely not for kids. After all, as he says in I Can Read with My Eyes Shut!, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”