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


  • With his unmistakable rhymes and signature illustration style, Dr. Seuss creates a classic picture-book ode to aging in You’re Only Old Once! On a visit to “the Golden Years Clinic on Century Square for Spleen Readjustment and Muffler Repair,” readers will laugh with familiar horror at the poking and prodding and testing and ogling that go hand in hand with the dreaded appellation of “senior citizen.” Though Dr. Seuss is known for his peerless work in books for children, this comical look at what it’s like to get older is ideal for Seuss fans of advanced years. In his own words, this is “a book for obsolete children.” A perfect gift for retirement, birthdays, and holidays!

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“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.” By Susie

“A great book for anyone who is advancing from one personal milestone in life to another such as, high school graduation, college graduation, moving into first home, marriage, becoming a parent, retirement, etc. I’ve given this book for each of the listed milestones to loved ones and it has been well received.” By Louise

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Product Details

Author: Dr. Seuss
Kindle Price: Hardcover $11.91, Paperback from $225.31
Hardcover: 56 pages
Publisher: Random House; 1st edition (March 1986)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0394551907
ISBN-13: 978-0394551906
Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.4 x 11.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (914 customer reviews)
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,195 in Books