I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew

I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew

by Dr. Seuss


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A perennial favorite and a perfect gift for anyone starting a new phase in their life!

Dr. Seuss tackles the struggles of everyday life’s—difficult people, bullies, bad weather, political unrest, even crowds—in the rhyming picture book I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew. When our hero stubs his toe, he decides to find a less troublesome place to live. Soon he's off on a journey "to the City of Solla Sollew, on the banks of the beautiful River Wah-Hoo, where they never have troubles! At least, very few." But between his encounters with the Midwinter Jicker and the Perilous Poozer of Pompelmoose Pass, he soon finds out that confronting his problems might actually be easier than running away from them. A funny story that can be read purely for entertainment, I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew is ideal for sparking discussions. It’s message—that the best way to deal with an obstacle is by tackling it head-on—makes this an perfect gift for all ages and occasions—especially graduations! Available for a limited time only with a peel-off 50th Anniversary Sticker on the cover, Seuss fans of all ages will find Solla Sollew an inspiring book to read again and again.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780394800929
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 08/28/1965
Series: Classic Seuss Series
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 72
Sales rank: 115,811
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 11.38(h) x 0.43(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 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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I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew (Dr. Seuss Books Series) 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
krdavis on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Dr. Seuss is so awesome. I would love to do a deep literary study on some of his books. This book is great for people of all ages. We will always have troubles in life, how we react to them is what is important. LOVE this book.
s-charlie_1 More than 1 year ago
I Love reading Dr. Suess. There is always a message that I can identify with. This was no exception. I love a book that makes you smile and think.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Without reservations, one of the best books out there - for kids as well adults. It reads very easily, so even younger kids follow. An excellent lesson that comes very handy in life's tough situations. Can't recommend highly enough.
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Most people don't seem to know this Seuss book, but it's a treasure, for adults as well as children. A good friend gave it to me when something was going wrong in my life, and I have since given it to a number of other friends in similar situations. It's fun to read and helps you resolve to fight back against your "troubles" and stop wishing for a world where there are none. Most (not all) of the "troubles" in the book are caused by aggressive, inconsiderate or selfish other "people," but there is also kindness. This is one of the longer Seuss books. Nonetheless, my children memorized it (to act out) when they were young, and would recite it in unison occasionally, for example when caught in an unrelenting, torrential downpour at Disney World.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I call this the best Self-Help Book Ever written! It's fun, full of woe and triumph with a lesson for all of us! Everyone gets discouraged and overwhelmed at times and this is The Best Medicine for it. Great fun for Kids of All Ages! It stands the test of time!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is great for the child who is never satisfied, or is too easily discouraged. The story opens with a happy, carefree young furry creature with a tail in the Valley of Vung starting to have problems because he gets careless and doesn't look around. Discouraged by these setbacks, he is all ears when a chap on a One-Wheeler Wubble comes along and says that there's never any trouble in the City of Solla Sollew, and offers take him there. The trip turns out to be very arduous and difficult. Finally at Solla Sollew, a new problem arises. From this experience, he decides to be more proactive in the future. 'Now my troubles are going, To have trouble with me!' Like all of the Dr. Seuss books, this one is enlivened by hilarious creatures, dramatic and colorful illustrations, and a pleasant rhyming scheme that uses funny names to aid the rhymes. One of the most difficult lessons for people to learn is that we carry the seeds of all our problems and opportunities around with us. Simply changing the scenery may not be enough, if our old ways of thinking still guide us. If you are somewhat depressed and see no opportunity in one place, even in an earthly paradise you can still experience life the same way. Many people go through life looking for the perfect mate, house, and job, only to be constantly disappointed. In I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew, that voyage toward perfection can be quickly experienced and the lesson learned. Here is where a parent can make a big difference. You need to share some experiences in your own life where you lived this story, and share what you learned as a result. In this way, you can help you child in later years by providing an alternative perspective and reminding her or him or this story. 'Are you going to Solla Sollew?' can be a shorthand way of encouraging your child to re-examine the purpose of the sought-for change. For an adult, the benefit from this story can be to help you consider whether all of the error-elimination you pursue is worth the effort. My clients frequently are interested in reducing their error rate. They may be starting, though, in an area with an error rate that is only one in ten million occurrences. And the area being considered may be relatively unimportant to the success of the organization. The same effort could instead make important improvements in some area where mistakes abound, results do matter, and perfection is an impossible dream. Decide what the problem is before you grab just any solution! Donald Mitchell, co-author of The Irresistible Growth Enterprise and The 2,000 Percent Solution
Guest More than 1 year ago
An excellent read! I categorized Dr. Seuss's stories for a friend into three lists: 'Classis Seuss', 'Great Moral Story' and 'Just Plain Cute'. This falls under the Great Moral Story category. It teaches us that we can't escape our troubles & have to ultimately face them head on! In typical Dr. Seuss fashion, a great lesson for anyone who picks up the book.