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C D C ? Hardcover – September 1, 2003


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 - 9 years
  • Grade Level: 1 - 4
  • Hardcover: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (September 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0374312338
  • ISBN-13: 978-0374312336
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 0.6 x 10.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #576,733 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

"The pen-and-ink watercolor master adds a colorful palette to his classic book of letter and number puzzles." --Publishers Weekly

About the Author

William Steig (1907-2003) was a cartoonist, illustrator and author of award-winning books for children, including Shrek!, on which the DreamWorks movies are based. Steig was born in New York City. Every member of his family was involved in the arts, and so it was no surprise when he decided to become an artist. He attended City College and the National Academy of Design. In 1930, Steig’s work began appearing in The New Yorker, where his drawings have been a popular fixture ever since. He published his first children's book, Roland the Minstrel Pig, in 1968.
 
In 1970, Steig received the Caldecott Medal for Sylvester and the Magic Pebble. His books for children also include Dominic; The Real Thief; The Amazing Bone, a Caldecott Honor Book; Amos & Boris, a National Book Award finalist; and Abel's Island and Doctor De Soto, both Newbery Honor Books. Steig's books have also received the Christopher Award, the Irma Simonton Black Award, the William Allen White Children's Book Award, and the American Book Award. His European awards include the Premio di Letteratura per l'infanzia (Italy), the Silver Pencil Award (the Netherlands), and the Prix de la Fondation de France. On the basis of his entire body of work, Steig was selected as the 1982 U.S. candidate for the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for Illustration and subsequently as the 1988 U.S. candidate for Writing.
 
Stieg also published thirteen collections of drawings for adults, beginning with About People in 1939, and including The Lonely Ones, Male/Female, The Agony in the Kindergarten, and Our Miserable Life.
 
He died in Boston at the age of 95.

More About the Author

William Steig (1907-2003) published his first children's book, Roland the Minstrel Pig, in 1968, and received the Caldecott Medal for Sylvester and the Magic Pebble (978-1416902065) in 1970. His works also include The Amazing Bone, a Caldecott Honor Book, and Abel's Island and Doctor De Soto, both Newbery Honor Books. His most recent books published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux are Shrek! (released by DreamWorks as a major motion picture) and Wizzil, illustrated by Quentin Blake. School Library Journal named Shrek! a Best Book of 1990 and said of it, "Steig's inimitable wit and artistic dash have never been sharper or more expertly blended."

Customer Reviews

It really makes you work and great fun!
M. A. Bosworth
We had to pull our car over to read it because we were laughing so hard.
stevens
Be sure to check out other books by the late, great William Steig.
bird lover

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 25, 1998
Format: Hardcover
Although this is a companion to the equally clever " CDB", by the same author, this book, with its sophisticated phrases and illustrations, is even funnier and more impressive to grown-up readers. To rate it for "Readers 9 - 12" does it a disservice. It is a delight for any age.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By tdr1138@aol.com on April 16, 1998
Format: Paperback
In the on-line review of Wm. Steig's "CDC" the reviewer should know better that "the cure" in William Steig's rendition would be represented by "D Q-R"....shame on you. I am a huge fan of this clever book and love the corresponding pictures! What a blast! They have stood the test of time, I purchased "CDB"in 1969 when I was in jr. high and now as a parent with 5 children of my own, we still have a great time with the books!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 18, 2004
Format: Paperback
My four children have enjoyed this book , as well as CDB. I brought both books in to my son's 4th grade "Reading Day" and the whole class participated in the "puzzle-solving" text. They had so much fun with both books!! I highly recommend these books for a fun and interactive read!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 21, 2000
Format: Paperback
This is a very clever book and it's quite fun reading. However, my 4 year old and I read together all the time and I bought this for him thinking it would be good for him too, but some of the picture themes are not interesting for a small child. This would be good for a 9-10 years +.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mary J Page on May 29, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
We want our children to be thinkers. Here is a book that does that. It uses the alphabet letters to form associated words opening up the mind to all the possibilities. I taught at risk students at a poverty school. One of the number one items I used to show them how wonderfully made their brain was. Once they caught on I truly can say they viewed learning entirely differently and started making up their own word play.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 24, 2000
Format: Paperback
If you enjoy struggling - and moaning at the punning clues - with the NYT crossword, you'll have a good time and a quick read, one that you'll want to repeat when feeling low. I brought my copy to the office; and am ordering more as gifts for twisted minds. FYI, the caption in question says to me, "Everyone here is dippy."
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By Jyoti on December 12, 2007
Format: Hardcover
CDC is a wonderfully charming book to read with all people from a beginning reader to a school senior to a grandfather. I have had the most riotous time reading this book with my senior Physics class, and I can promise that it helped their lateral thinking no end.
I will not say anymore about the construct or the language of the book so I do not give away the surprise of it. I will, however, broadly hint that the title reads "See the Sea?"
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By jean on July 14, 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Have loved it for years. Now I am introducing it to my senior citizen friends.
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