This is the absolute last book by Seuss and man, did it become my constant comfort during tough times.
Like a lot of awesome things in this universe, the book is advertised for kids but is carrying a lot of deep, meaningful messages for adults. Apparently, this book is often gifted to college graduates before they head off to ”the real world”.
Compared to his previous works, the illustrations are a little bit rusty but it is clearly compensated for by its content and meaning.
The main message of the book: Life can be extremely tough at times. Just keep on the road and face your challenges head on.
The hero of the story is a little man who heads off for a life long journey and receives the writer’s best wishes. During his travels full of exhilirating, colourful landscapes he finds himself in a variety of situations – some wonderful, some depressing, some frightening.
Just to show off the use of the metaphors in the book, in the middle of the story, the hero gets stuck in ”the Waiting Place” where ”everyone is just waiting”.
This is a piece of my heart and I warmly recommend it to anyone.