Perhaps the only psychology book kids of all ages will ever need, this perennial favorite uses both silly and serious rhyme cleverly to examine without fear the ups and downs we all shall have to experience at one time or another in life’s bumpy roadways and divergent pathways. The brilliance of the writing and colorful, whimsical illustrations are both cheerful and honest about some of the natural, normal pitfalls that readers young and old will have to face as they go out into the world (“I’m sorry to say so but, sadly, it’s true that Bang-ups and Hang-ups can happen to you.”) Seuss warns us life is not always easy (“When you’re in a Slump, you’re not in for much fun. Un-slumping yourself is not easily done.”) Always positive in tone, the impactful, thoughtful prose comforts us with the self-empowering message that, ultimately, we are in charge of our own lives (“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.”). Kids of all ages will “move mountains” when they enjoy this wonderful story.