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Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!

By Peter Lewis, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Dr. Seuss in is psychedelic mode here.

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Dr. Seuss casts off from the shore of ordinary thinking and invites his readers along to spend some time thinking freely, vibrantly, and passionately. Make connections where there haven't been any before, he suggests; go ahead and make things up.

As most always, what Seuss has to say is a breath of fresh air, blowing the cobwebs out of the old imagination. But here it feels especially zany and full of spice, and his colors have gone electric and dazzling: candy-striped tree trunks, purple skies and elephants, magenta gloves and trees, and multicolored creatures. It is a breath-stealing ride, not to mention a sharp exercise in sounding letters into words. There are pages here that throw a jimjam or two: One 4-year-old melted a little deeper into the sofa when the shadowy jibboo appeared in the night street, but the shivers were more delicious than scary.

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