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. Key title / Dr.Seuss is one of the best-selling children's authors of all time with over half a billion titles sold worldwide / An incredible 15 million Dr. Seuss books have been sold in the UK to date / His unique combination of rhyme, rhythm and repetition has been helping children learn to read for over 50 years / Dr. Seuss makes reading FUN! / One of the UK's top ten favourite authors / Dr Seuss will receive huge PR in 2008 with the release of the Horton film in March
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.
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