I Had Trouble Getting To Solla Sollew: 50th Anniversay Edition

Hardcover | August 12, 1965

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A comic classic by Dr. Seuss about overcoming life’s obstacles turns 50!

Dr. Seuss tackles the struggles of everyday life’s—difficult people, bullies, bad weather, political unrest, even crowds—in the rhyming picture book I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew. When our hero stubs his toe, he decides to find a less troublesome place to live. Soon he's off on a journey "to the City of Solla Sollew, on the banks of the beautiful River Wah-Hoo, where they never have troubles! At least, very few." But between his encounters with the Midwinter Jicker and the Perilous Poozer of Pompelmoose Pass, he soon finds out that confronting his problems might actually be easier than running away from them. A funny story that can be read purely for entertainment, I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew is ideal for sparking discussions. It’s message—that the best way to deal with an obstacle is by tackling it head-on—makes this an perfect gift for all ages and occasions—especially graduations! Available for a limited time only with a peel-off 50th Anniversary Sticker on the cover, Seuss fans of all ages will find Solla Sollew an inspiring book to read again and again.

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In a golden oldie from Dr. Seuss, a young fellow searches for Solla Sollew, a city "where they never have troubles! At least, very few." Reissue.

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A comic classic by Dr. Seuss about overcoming life’s obstacles turns 50!Dr. Seuss tackles the struggles of everyday life’s—difficult people, bullies, bad weather, political unrest, even crowds—in the rhyming picture book I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew. When our hero stubs his toe, he decides to find a less troublesome place t...

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Illus. in full color. "The hero of this hilarious tale discovers that in attempting to avoid trouble one often encounters even greater difficulties. Seuss fans will be enthralled."--"Childhood Education.

THEODOR SEUSS GEISEL—aka Dr. Seuss—is one of the most beloved children’s book authors of all time. From The Cat in the Hat to Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, his iconic characters, stories, and art style have been a lasting influence on generations of children and adults. The books he wrote and illustrated under the name Dr. Seuss (and othe...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:72 pages, 11.31 × 8.31 × 0.38 inPublished:August 12, 1965Publisher:Random House Children's Books

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0394800923

ISBN - 13:9780394800929

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

Customer Reviews of I Had Trouble Getting To Solla Sollew: 50th Anniversay Edition

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dr. Seuss' best book ever This book in on my short list of favorites of any kind. It is right up there with Tom Sawyer, Hawaii, Captains Courageous, Gone with the Wind, ... So if you want to entertain the little ones and plant a seed in their minds that will do them some good when they decide how to live their lives, there is only one book better to read to them from. I had trouble in getting to Solla Sollew shares insight most of us take a lifetime to learn. Trying to avoid our troubles only leads to more trouble. The things we acquire and use to cope with troubles are more trouble than aid. Not everyone who offers to help actually helps you. People who depend on you can seldom be depended upon. And, the road to Utopia is eternally closed for construction. So for all of us who have been surrounded by "more Poozers than I'd ever seen" the Motto "Now my troubles will have troubles with Me!" is the way it will be.
Date published: 2009-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book! This book rocks! It's not just for kids and it holds a very valuable lesson for everyone! I could read this book over and over again! Way to go Dr.Seuss! :)
Date published: 2000-10-19

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From Our Editors

In a golden oldie from Dr. Seuss, a young fellow searches for Solla Sollew, a city "where they never have troubles! At least, very few." Reissue.

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...the book we all should be giving for graduation: the overlooked masterpiece I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew. —Salon.com