Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Oh, the thinks you can think!

Oh, the thinks you can think!

Dr. Seuss
Board Book
For ages 3 to 5
Random House, 2003   ISBN: 978-0375857942

The amazing thing about thinking is that you can think about anything and everything, you can even think about thinking if you want to. There are no limits to thinking so you can think up things that don’t even exist. For example, you can “think up / a GUFF going by.” If you don’t know what a GUFF is that doesn’t really matter. You can still think it up.

   If you want to be more serious you can both think and wonder (or wonder and think.) You can wonder “How much water / can fifty-five elephants drink.”

   In this charming board book version of Dr. Seuss’s wonderful picture book, young children will be presented with the idea that thinking has no limits and our thoughts can be serious, creative, made up, and many combinations of all of these things. Our thoughts can solve problems, answer questions, or just meander all over the landscape in a haphazard and yet perfectly delightful way.