Gerald McBoing Boing

by Seuss
Illustrator Mel Crawford

Random House Children's Books | February 16, 2000 | Hardcover

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In 1950, Theodor Geisel—known to the world even then as Dr. Seuss—met up with a friend who worked for a new animation studio called United Productions of America. "UPA has a fresh outlook," the friend said. Could Seuss write something new and different for them? Something that had a little more going for it than the usual cats chasing mice? "Just suppose," Seuss came back, "there was a little kid who didn''t speak words but only weird sounds?" And that''s how Gerald McBoing Boing came into being. Brought to life by UPA as an animated cartoon, it attracted legions of fans, rave reviews, and went on to win an Academy Award® in 1951. Available in book form only briefly at the time of the movie''s release, here it is again—unique, delectable, vintage Seuss.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 32 pages, 10.36 × 7.81 × 0.35 in

Published: February 16, 2000

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0679891404

ISBN - 13: 9780679891406

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Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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Gerald McBoing Boing

by Seuss
Illustrator Mel Crawford

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 32 pages, 10.36 × 7.81 × 0.35 in

Published: February 16, 2000

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0679891404

ISBN - 13: 9780679891406

From the Publisher

In 1950, Theodor Geisel—known to the world even then as Dr. Seuss—met up with a friend who worked for a new animation studio called United Productions of America. "UPA has a fresh outlook," the friend said. Could Seuss write something new and different for them? Something that had a little more going for it than the usual cats chasing mice? "Just suppose," Seuss came back, "there was a little kid who didn''t speak words but only weird sounds?" And that''s how Gerald McBoing Boing came into being. Brought to life by UPA as an animated cartoon, it attracted legions of fans, rave reviews, and went on to win an Academy Award® in 1951. Available in book form only briefly at the time of the movie''s release, here it is again—unique, delectable, vintage Seuss.

From the Jacket

Nearly 50 years ago, Theodor Geisel -- known to the world even then as Dr. Seuss -- met up with a friend who worked for a new animation studio called United Productions of America. "UPA has a fresh outlook," the friend said. Could Seuss write something new and different for them? Something that had a little more going for it than the usual cats chasing mice? "Just suppose," Seuss came back, "there was a little kid who didn''t speak words but only weird sounds?" And that''s how Gerald McBoing Boing came into being. Brought to life by UPA as an animated cartoon, it attracted legions of fans, rave reviews, and went on to win an Academy Award(R) in 1951. Available in book form only briefly at the time of the movie''s release, here it is again -- unique, delectable, vintage Seuss.

About the Author

Dr. Seuss was born Theodor Geisel in Springfield, Massachusetts on March 2, 1904.  After attending Dartmouth College and Oxford University, he began a career in advertising.  His advertising cartoons, featuring Quick, Henry, the Flit!,  appeared in several leading American magazines.  Dr. Seuss''s first children''s book, And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street, hit the market in 1937, and the world of children''s literature was changed forever!  In 1957, Seuss''s The Cat in the Hat became the prototype for one of Random House''s best-selling series, Beginner Books.  This popular series combined engaging stories with outrageous illustrations and playful sounds to teach basic reading skills.  Brilliant, playful, and always respectful of children, Dr. Seuss charmed his way into the consciousness of four generations of youngsters and parents.  In the process, he helped kids learn to read.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1984 and three Academy Awards, Seuss was the author and illustrator of 44 children''s books, some of which have been made into audiocassettes, animated television specials, and videos for children of all ages.  Even after his death in 1991, Dr. Seuss continues to be the best-selling author of children''s books in the world.

From Our Editors

Half a century ago, Theodor Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, created a fresh and unique story for a friend working at United Productions America, a new animation studio at the time. It was about a child who didn’t speak in words, only in strange sounds. His name was Gerald McBoing Boing. As a UPA animated cartoon, it won scores of fans, rave reviews and an Academy Award in 1951. During the movie’s release, it was available in book form for a short time. Now, the highly original, irresistible Gerald McBoing Boing is back for you and your children to enjoy.

 

Employee Review

Even people who are different are valuable. That is what this book is telling all its readers. The story, which was written in 1951, features a little boy who cannot talk, but simply make weird sounds. He is ostracized by friends, family and schoolmates, so of course he is lonely. Then he meets a man who appreciates him for his uniqueness, and makes him a star. The lesson for children in this is no matter what we are like on the outside, we all have great potential.

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5