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Gerald McBoing Boing: Green Back Book (Dr. Seuss - Green Back Book) Paperback – 1 Apr 2008

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Product details

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks; Rebranded edition edition (1 April 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 000726920X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007269204
  • Product Dimensions: 16.3 x 0.4 x 22.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 623,938 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

Introducing the marvellous Gerald McBoing Boing! The boy who speaks in clangs, honks and boings. The wonderful rhyming adventures of Gerald and his strange noises will engage the interests of both beginning readers and their youngest brothers and sisters.

Beginner Books have been designed to appeal directly to children through the use of humour, rhyme and bright pictures that can be 'read' even by the non-reading child.

Beginner books make reading FUN!

About the Author

Theodor Seuss Geisel – better known to millions of his fans as Dr. Seuss – was born the son of a park superintendent in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1904. After studying at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, and later at Oxford University in England, he became a magazine humorist and cartoonist, and an advertising man. He soon turned his many talents to writing children’s books, and his first book – And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street – was published in 1937. His greatest claim to fame was the one and only The Cat in the Hat, published in 1957, the first of a hugely successful range of early learning books known as Beginner Books.


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I bought this as I just fancied another Dr Seuzz book to read with my kids. The previous reviews rated this book highly and I agree; great price, lots of fun and giggles, and little voices going "boing boing boing" even after lights out...
A great read for beginners too.
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My son is three and loves the noises Gerald makes, but I think some aspects of the story confuse him.

Gerald doesn't talk, only makes noises, though eventually they stop becoming a hindrance and make his fortune.

The illustrations are old-fashioned. In the sense that the period is quite 50s - dad's razor, radio audiences - the context gives lots to talk about with children. It's also quite American - public school and freight. But easy enough to explain.

The rhymes bounce along and there are lots of opportunities to make silly sounds for Gerald.

We aren't at the reading stage yet but I would definitely want Dr Seuss around when the time comes for my son to try books more independently.
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Absolutely love this book. Sometimes being different really is a fantastic thing to be. Definitely recommend this book
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great to teach late readers
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Amazing Favorite 6 July 2012
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Our grandchildren -- now five and seven -- are the third generation of our family to treasure this Dr. Seuss classic. The copy of the original book that was passed from sister to my kids became too tattered and torn to use. So we had to find a new one. Now all of us can recite together, "This is the story of Gerald McCloy, and the strange thing that happened to that little boy......" Every kid should have the joy of reading this tale in rhyme, and the lesson of recognizing the talents that are given to each of us to develop.
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