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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!