Gerald McBoing Boing
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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lissabeth21 - LibraryThing
Inside everyone is something special that they can do really well. Sometimes we are shunned for that specialness, sometimes we are praised for it. Fun story with a really great lesson to talk with kids about being proud of exactly who they are. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - sweetiegherkin - LibraryThing
When Gerald starts to speak, he makes noises like "Boing Boing," "Boom!," and "Clang Clang Clang!" instead of words. His parents and teacher are at their wits' end, and his peers tease the lonely boy ... Read full review