A Gift for Those Still Young at Heart

Editor rating

/5 on February 11, 2016

User's rating

636 reviews

PROS

  • Very easy to read
  • Interesting story
  • Perfect for a retirement gift
  • Paperback edition available

CONS

  • Some readers were just not satisfied with the plot

VERDICT

Perfect for those "adults" who just won't grow up!

This book has been subtitled as “A Book for Obsolete Children” which may give the impression that it is a children’s book. However, what makes it really interesting is the fact that it has been designed for individuals who are already considered as “elderly”. This can also prove to be a perfect gift for somebody who is retiring from the workforce.

It is stylishly written in a way that it follows the character as he goes through his physical check-up. The funny thing is that, as the reader, you can also act as the character – the one going through the actual checkup. This is a fairly amusing gift for somebody who is over the age of 40.

Features

  • Available in kindle/paperback edition
  • Fun to read
  • Written by Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel)
  • Great for the elderly people who goes through regular check-ups

Pros

  • Very easy to read
  • Interesting story
  • Perfect for a retirement gift
  • Paperback edition available

Cons

  • Some readers were just not satisfied with the plot

Summary

Interested in looking for that perfect retirement gift? True, while there are other options such as actual things or gift certificates, giving your recipient something to be entertained about is a great option that you can take into consideration. For this, there is no doubt that the book You’re Only Old Once!:  A Book for Obsolete Children is a fun and entertaining gift.

This book has been positively received by people who are above 40 years old, as well as those who are “elderly” and have already made it a habit to go to the clinic regularly for a routine check-up. What most reviews love about this book is the fact that it gives humor a different twist, as it follows through the life of the character – your character – in the story.

Aside from this book, there are also other good reads that you can take into consideration. One of the more preferred options is the book entitled “How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free: Retirement Wisdom That You Won’t Get From Your Financial Advisor”.

It provides insight on the key in which they can achieve a satisfying and active retirement and an understanding that retirement also involves a big deal more than just having financial resources.

Another book loved by many is entitled “The Joy of Not Working: A Book for The Retired, Unemployed and Overworked – 21st Century Edition”. The author of this book, Ernie Zelinksi, can certainly change the way in which you view the world forever. What this book focuses is the fact that retirement can actually turn out to be a great time for individuals to enjoy life to the fullest.

“101 Fun Things to Do in Retirement: An Irreverent, Outrageous & Funny Guide to Life After Work” is another perfect retirement gift option. It is certainly a great read for anybody who is open to different things in life and laughter. It is commended for being a fantastic and inventive read.  Aside from its funny side, it is also inspiring, giving a boost to those who find themselves in this phase in life.

Among the books included in the list, You’re Only Old Once!:  A Book for Obsolete Children is highly preferred by several readers. For one, it is written by none other than Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel) himself. Its focus lightens the pains and aches involved in the journey of growing old.

Verdict

There is no doubt that the book You’re Only Old Once!:  A Book for Obsolete Children is one of the best gifts that you can give someone who is about to retire from the workforce. Giving a material gift may prove to be good, but giving something to read such as this book is certainly a thrilling thing to do. Readers will certainly find a lot of things interesting in this book.

Dr. Seuss has filled this book with inspiring and funny thoughts, geared especially for the entertainment of “elderly” readers. If you are planning for a gift to give somebody close to you, choosing this book will certainly make the gift a well appreciated one.

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