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Gerald McBoing Boing
by Dr. Seuss and Mel Crawford


Overview - 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?  Read more...

 
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Overview
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® in 1951. Available in book form only briefly at the time of the movie's release, here it is again -- unique, delectable, vintage Seuss.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780679891406
  • ISBN-10: 0679891404
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publish Date: February 2000
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 5-9


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McBoing Boing keeps going going

It's been nearly 50 years since Gerald McBoing Boing was introduced to audiences as an animated cartoon by United Productions of America.

The story goes that Theodor Geisel, known as "Dr. Seuss" to booklovers young and old, ran into a friend who worked at UPA. The friend suggested that Geisel write a piece for them that was different from the animated shorts of the day. The end result won an Academy Award and was made available in book form briefly during 1951, and then vanished.

That is, until now. Random House Children's Books has brought Gerald McBoing Boing back from oblivion. How does Gerald communicate with a word-speaking world? Does he make friends and attend school? A new generation will be introduced to the boy who spoke only in sounds and his harried father Mr. McCloy; they will also learn how a curse can become a gift. Don't miss this treasure of Seussian verse!

 
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