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This is the amazing tale of Gerald McCloy, who “Didn’t talk words – he went Boing Boing instead!” Only capable from the earliest age of making strange noises, young Gerald is the bane of his parents’ lives. Finally, he runs away, little realising his “Boing Boings” will make his fortune!
Nearly fifity years ago, Dr. Seuss was asked by a friend at United Productions of America to come up with an idea for an animated cartoon that was new and different – more than just the usual cats chasing mice. And that’s how Gerald McBoing Boing came into being.
The cartoon attracted legions of fans in America, and went on to win an Academy Award in 1951.
Available only briefly in book form in the USA at the time of the movie’s release, it has finally re-emerged with all its zest and zany humour in tact, ready to delight a new generation of Dr. Seuss fans.
- ”Praise for Dr. Seuss:'[Dr. Seuss] has…instilled a lifelong love of books, learning and reading [in children]”The Telegraph
- ”'Dr. Seuss ignites a child’s imagination with his mischievous characters and zany verses”The Express
- ”'The magic of Dr. Seuss, with his hilarious rhymes, belongs on the family bookshelf”Sunday Times Magazine
- ”'The author… has filled many a childhood with unforgettable characters, stunning illustrations, and of course, glorious rhyme”The Guardian
- ”Praise for And To Think That I Saw it On Mulberry Street:'The cleverest book I have met with for many years. The swing and merriment of the pictures and the natural truthful simplicity of the untruthfulness.”Beatrix Potter, author of The Tale of Peter Rabbit