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

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

by Dr. Seuss

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Join in on the fun (and funny) journey of getting older with this hilarious Dr. Seuss picture book—it’s just what the doctor ordered for old souls, kids at heart, and absolutely anyone dreading their annual checkup.

You’re in pretty good shape for the shape you are in!

The Doctor is in! Readers will laugh along with the parade of medical madness as an elderly patient is poked, prodded and ogled during his stay at the “Golden Years Clinic on Century Square for Spleen Readjustment and Muffler Repair.” Once again, Dr. Seuss proves that his sharp wit and colorful imagination are a treat for readers of all ages. A perfect gift for retirement, birthdays, graduations, holidays, and anyone needing a little pick-me-up after a doctor’s visit!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385379502
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 11/05/2013
Series: Classic Seuss Series
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 273,677
Lexile: 1000L (what's this?)
File size: 26 MB
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Age Range: 5 - 17 Years

About the Author

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 others that he wrote but did not illustrate, including some under the pseudonyms Theo. LeSieg and Rosetta Stone) have been translated into thirty languages. Hundreds of millions of copies have found their way into homes and hearts around the world. Dr. Seuss’s long list of awards includes Caldecott Honors for McElligot’s Pool, If I Ran the Zoo, and Bartholomew and the Oobleck, the Pulitzer Prize, and eight honorary doctorates. Works based on his original stories have won three Oscars, three Emmys, three Grammys, and a Peabody.

Date of Birth:

March 2, 1904

Date of Death:

September 4, 1991

Place of Birth:

Springfield, Massachusetts

Place of Death:

La Jolla, California


B.A., Dartmouth College, 1925; Oxford University (no degree)

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You're Only Old Once! 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
burton More than 1 year ago
This book is fun to read over and over. Obviously written late in life, and rife with clever and comical views of the tribulations of the elderly patient. Kids like it too:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is really cute. It makes light of some of the challenges or unpleasantries of getting older. It is found under "Humor" rather than with the other Dr. Seuss books in the children's section. I got it as a gift for my grandma who is 90.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great B-day gift for my sister. We both grew up with Dr. Seuss books.
kaw More than 1 year ago
I work with the elderly and disabled, and bought this book in celebration of Dr. Seuss's birthday. We read it aloud to about a dozen people as part of a discussion about Dr. Seuss. It's cute and funny, but I worried as I was reading it that it might be a little depressing for them. It goes on & on about the hassles of being old or sick. I expected it to focus more on the good or fun aspects. Some people found it funny, but others didn't respond much. I think it's really a personality thing, so if you're thinking of buying it as a gift for an older person, make sure they *already* have a sense of humor and can laugh at their own misfortunes. This book will not make them feel better about being old, it will just rhymingly review all the procedures involved in being shuttled from doctor to doctor. It's more like a long amusing complaint about red tape and rigamarole(?) and ends with a mild, "not bad, I could be worse I guess" feeling. But.... it's Dr. Seuss... I feel guilty not being thrilled with something he wrote. The illustrative and writing styles are the same as the majority of his books; a twisty, winding, colorful path both visually and lyrically. It's fun in that way, it's just that the topic hits home pretty hard for some people.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this is a book for the over-60 crowd. For most of us in that age group, it is a "been there, done that" experience. Without a chance to laugh at ourselves, what is there?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great gift idea for birthdays, retirement gift ect. Will put a smile on the grumpiest grinch!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My sister loved it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the perfect gift for the adult who has everything. I have given several copies to friends on their birthdays and it is always the hit of the party. I always have an emergency copy on hand. As I grow old I so relate to the humor and wit of the book. In otherwords it is priceless.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A book for all ages to comfort the soul and lend solace to the fear of the medical experience. Uplifting and insightful! Appropriate for the adult child. A good book to have read to you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dr.Seuss' book 'Your only old once' is a really good book. It's for older kids because it has some words that are too big for young kids. Great gift for elders,70-90.(as a joke)FIVE STARS!! for reply e-mail BYE-BYE
erinegarner on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Beginner books by Dr. Seuss are still fun, even if you're not a beginner reader any more.
thesmellofbooks on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Got old, didja, Doc? As do we all...
MerryMary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Loved it. But I prefer "Antique Child" to "Obsolete Child"!
kellyholmes on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Not my favorite Dr. Seuss book, but still a lot of great stuff in it. I'd like to live in the faraway land with no smelly bad traffic!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I felt that the humor in this is right on with what it's like to visit to visit the doctor, at any age. It made me laugh on almost every page.
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JoJoJG More than 1 year ago
I hoped this would be more clever.