The 25th Anniversary of Dr. Seuss’s Oh, the Places You’ll Go #MovingMountains

What’s your favorite Dr. Seuss book? One of my own faves and my daughters’ favorite is, Dr. Seuss’s “Oh, the Places You’ll Go.” It’s turning 25 years old. Wow!

We are giant Dr. Seuss fans and the kids love dressing up for Dr. Seuss day at school too.

Oh, The Places You’ll Go 25th Anniversary

Random House is hosting a fabulous contest for kids in conjunction with this book – winners will even win a trip to visit Dr. Seuss Land at Universal Orlando which is totally awesome!

This story has a fantastic message about following your dreams and makes the perfect gift for graduations and even new beginnings. I remember when I was graduating high school I received a copy as a gift, and when I was pregnant with Kenzie, she received her very own copy as my best friend gave it to us as a baby shower gift.

When Kenzie was in 1st grade, I actually was able to go in and read this book to her class for Read Across America Day. Total full circle moment!

Dr. Seuss Books on Sale

To celebrate Dr. Seuss month, Walmart is hosting a giant Dr. Seuss sale starting on February 8th to help you stock up your own home Dr. Seuss Library. Both of my kids really learned to read by devouring Dr. Seuss books – the rhyming and silly pictures are so appealing to kids and early readers. Beginner books that normally start at $8.99 will be $5,  board books which are normally priced at $4.99 will be $3.50 and The $14.95 Classic titles will be $10.

Dr. Seuss Kids Will Move Mountains Contest Information

 Random House is launching a Kids You’ll Move Mountains Campaign to celebrate this special 25th Anniversary of “Oh, the Places You’ll Go.”  Dr. Seuss Enterprises is conducting a nationwide search for kids ages 5-18 who move mountains for themselves and others by excelling in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math otherwise known as STEAMing ahead. Nice and empowering! Love it.
Check out our video from Seuss Land at Universal Orlando…. grand prize winners will get to visit along with winning a scholarship!

What is the campaign? A nationwide search for kids who are “Moving Mountains” by STEAMing ahead in:
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, or Mathematics
Who is Eligible:
  • Kids ages 5-18
What do Kids Have to Do?
  • Submit an essay  on “How they Will Move Mountains” in their select area of STEAM
How are Winners Chosen?
  • Kids, parents and educators will vote on www.kidsmovingmountains.com via a national social media campaign
  • Top 10 of the popular social media vote will then be judged in each discipline
  • Judges will vote on the final winners
  • Judges include a Dr. Seuss Estate Expert, President of the NEA (a former Science  teacher), Goodyear Representative
How Many Winners?
  • (1) winner selected from each discipline  (total of 5 winners)
What Do They Win?
  • (1) Grand prize winner to receive, in addition to  a $10,000 Scholarship Grant:
  • Ride on Goodyear Blimp
  • Trip to Seuss theme park at Universal Studios, Orlando FL (trip for 4, flights provided by JetBlue)
  • (4) winners will receive a $5,000 Scholarship Grant
What is the Timing?
  • March 2, 2015 (Dr. Seuss’s Birthday!): Announce campaign, with coverage on a Major TV Show, with Cat in the Hat publicity appearance and ride on the Goodyear Blimp
  • May 2015 (exact date TBD): Media event to announce winners on major TV show Press event and the winner rides on Blimp  

About Colleen Padilla

Colleen Padilla, the founder and editor of ClassyMommy.com lives in the Philly suburbs and is a full time mom for her 2 children, Mackenzie (7) and Kyle (5). Colleen and the Classy Mommy website have been featured on Fox News, Good Morning America, The New York Times, Parenting Magazine, The New York Post, local Philadelphia ABC, CBS, and NBC programs. Colleen has appeared in a TV special about Alpha Moms on South Korea’s NBC affiliate SBS. She also co-authored The Digital Mom Handbook (HarperCollins).

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