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Very clever little book. Every time I call my parents, it seems like they are going to some doctor appointment. Just a funny gag book that I gave to my mom for her 70th bday. She read it out loud and everyone was laughing. Check it out!
Amazon.com Review Subtitled A Book for Obsolete Children, this unusual item in the Seuss canon doesn’t really belong among the children’s books. Written to celebrate the nonsense master’s 82nd birthday, it follows “you” (an elderly gent in a suit and white moustache) through a physical check-up in some fiendish geriatric clinic. You are measured, prodded, and subjected to all the medical indignities familiar and unfamiliar to the elderly. “You must see Dr. Pollen, our Allergy Whiz, who knows every sniffle and itch that there is… He will check your reactions to thumbtacks and glue, catcher’s mitts, leaf mould, and cardigans too. Nasturtiums and marble cake, white and blue chalks, anthracite coal and the feathers of hawks.” It’s clear that the process is going to be long, but much shorter than the bill. The blurb on the back says it all: “Is this a children’s book? Well… not immediately. You buy a copy for your child now and you give it to him on his 70th birthday.” Actually, it would make an amusing gift for anyone over 40. –Richard Farr
You’re Only Old Once!: A Book for Obsolete Children Hardcover – January 27, 2009 by Dr. Seuss (Author) Review
Upon recommendation of other Amazon reviewers, I bought this as a retirement gift. It would probably be better for someone experiencing health problems – routine, not serious ones. It is very clever in the writing and I may purchase one again for the appropriate situation. -Read Reviews-
Maybe not one of his most funny books. But I don’t really believe it was meant to be. But it is a comical look at a lot of the things you endure as you go through your senior years. I thought it was funny. Plus makes a great gift to give to someone once they hit their 50’s.
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