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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Seuss fans will be enthralled. Get A Copy. Hardcover , 59 pages. Published May 4th by Collins first published More Details Original Title.
Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Dec 30, Gary rated it it was amazing. The narrator of the story and lead character is a small furry bear like creature, who leads a happy go lucky existence in the Valley of Vung. This all changes when he is attacked by a host of rather nasty creatures - a very fresh Green Headed Quiligan Quail, a Skritz and a Skrink.
Naturally when a chap on a one-wheel wubble offers him a trip to the promised utopia of Solla Sollew 'where they have no troubles, at least very few. Unfortunately the journey to Solla Sollew i The narrator of the story and lead character is a small furry bear like creature, who leads a happy go lucky existence in the Valley of Vung.
Unfortunately the journey to Solla Sollew is fraught with difficulties and dangers, and when our friend reaches Solla Sollew, he discovers that the one little problem that Solla Sollew has, makes the city inaccessible.
Eventually he comes to the realization that problems need to be faced and can not be run away from. We need to re-examine our thought patterns. A great motivational book, for both children and adults. It was one of my childhood favourites. Dr Seuss' books always bring back great memories Feb 15, Jacob Bailis rated it it was amazing.
Some families read The Bible together; we read this. I see on Facebook that my brother chose it as one of his favorite books which isn't surprising; it's that kind of book. The moral is the one thing in this world my mom, my dad, my brother and I agree on: If people mess with you, smash their faces in. It may not be the best way to solve problems, but it sure beats running away, or turning the other cheek and waiting for some savior to come and carry you off to heaven for it.
There's no heaven. There's no savior. And there's nowhere to run to. If I had a kid, I would read her this book every night before bed, and her first words would be "My troubles are going to have troubles with me! View 2 comments. Only if Goodreads would allow more than 5 stars It was somehow different from other Dr. But it was amazing Thanks once again to dear Hoda for everything.. Jun 26, Skylar Burris rated it it was amazing Shelves: childrens. I remember liking this as a kid, but I just re-read it to my daughter and loved it.
What a clever anti-utopian message wrapped up in a children's story. What the kid learns, on a subtle level, is that in this world you shall have tribulation, but, be of good cheer, because you can always take a baseball bat to your troubles. Well, perhaps that conclusion sounds a bit rough around the edges, but the point is that it's better to confront your troubles and make the most of the world you live in tha I remember liking this as a kid, but I just re-read it to my daughter and loved it.
Well, perhaps that conclusion sounds a bit rough around the edges, but the point is that it's better to confront your troubles and make the most of the world you live in than it is to run away in search of a mythical land where suffering doesn't exist. It's anti-authoritarian in its tone, but not, I do not think, in an unreasonable way.
It condemns leaders who make others pay a heavy price in their attempt to achieve what is ultimately unachievable. I suppose there are all sorts of ways you can read this, depending on your political and religious bent. It could be anti-clerical and anti-military, or it could be anti-socialist and anti-communist. It is, to me, however, ultimately pro-personal responsibility: stop chasing the fables of your leaders and start making your own life better, right here, right now.
View all 3 comments. Jul 22, Josiah rated it it was ok. This book is very much a Dr. Seuss moral fable. The gist of the story is one of utopian yearnings, as the main character bird attempts to get to the city of Solla Sollew, in which the residents don't have any troubles, "or at least very few. Seuss does a nice job of showing that no matter what a person does to avoid troubles, they somehow find their way into everyone's lives.
This lesson is shown in a lighthearted way that makes for some funny rhymes that I enjoyed. Jan 19, Leland T-Money Fortier rated it did not like it.
WTF was this book about? Sep 06, Stephen Gallup rated it it was amazing. I read this charmer for the very first time last night when putting my little guy to bed. What a pleasant surprise! Seuss's better-known creations are great fun, too. Last spring my year-old did a school r I read this charmer for the very first time last night when putting my little guy to bed.
Last spring my year-old did a school report on him, from which I learned such interesting trivia as the origin of his first title, And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street : It was suggested by the rhythmic sound of the engine on a ship he was riding home from Europe.
Discovering surprising new material at this late date has a way of making me stop to reconsider. Offhand, I can think of one other that has such a clear moral lesson-- Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose. This is not to say that lessons necessarily make a story better.
But right now I find myself receptive to a little more. Of course, I also immediately recognized the Wubble chap, who confidently promises to deliver our suffering main character to a utopia but instead ends up multiplying the hardships. That same guy is scheduled to give a speech tonight on prime-time TV.
The lure of such characters resembles that of the lottery, and I think all of us feel it at least a little from time to time. Hence the value of a story like this for folks of all ages. May 18, Cami rated it it was amazing Shelves: read-aloud-to-your-child , favorites. This is my favorite Dr. Suess book. I love the lengthy and clever lesson that this book teaches. A chap is having trouble one day and he decides, on advice from the Wubble chap, to run away from it and go to Solla Sollew, where he has been promised "there aren't any troubles, at least, very few.
My daughter managed to find a copy of this in her school library so we get to read another Dr Seuss book. I'm amazed that Dr Seuss managed to predict the rise of Victor Meldrew, because that is what this story is about. Our furry friend is out walking one day when he stubs his toe and from this one small event things escalate out of control until one day he finds himself going to war with a pea-shooter.
We enjoyed the story, wonderful rhyming and some fantastic made up places and creatures. As fo My daughter managed to find a copy of this in her school library so we get to read another Dr Seuss book. As for the ending, probably the best ending to any Dr Seuss book.
Very funny stuff. This is quite marvelous.
I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew
Published by Random House. Then he is so focused on looking forward that a Quilligan Quail sneaks up behind him and bites his tail! Just when he thinks he has solved his troubles he is attacked from above and below by a Skritz and a Skrink! At that very moment, when he is surrounded by troubles a chap pulls up in a One-Wheeler Wubble pulled by a camel.
I Had Trouble In Getting To Solla Sollew
This seven-step structure works for all forms of narrative. It works for picture books, songs, commercials, films and novels. Solla Sollew is plotted using classic mythic structure. A character goes on a journey, changes a little along the way, meets a variety of friends and foes and some who are both , ends up in a big big struggle and then either returns home or finds a new one. Yesterday I looked closely at The Gruffalo , which is also mythic structure but less obviously so. This is an old creature looking back on a time when he was young. That makes the little brown guy an extradiegetic narrator.