When Gerald McCloy turns two, he doesn't start talking like most children--he says "Boing boing!" instead. His George Jetson-style father, turning gray, rushes to call Doctor Malone, who decrees there is no cure. In time, Gerald only increases in volume, shouting "Boom!" like a big keg of exploding powder. School is no help, either. He cuckoos and honks in the classroom, "And as little Gerald/ grew older, he found/ When a fellow goes BAM!/ no one wants him around."
Outcast, forlorn, he runs away from home. But just as he is about to board a slow-moving freight, the owner of the BONG-BONG-BONG radio station accosts him by the tracks. "I need a smart fellow/ to make all the sounds,/ Who can bark like a dog/ and bay like the hounds!/ You're GONG is terrific,/ your toot is inspired!/ Quick come to BONG-BONG-BONG,/ McBoing Boing--you're hired!"
This fun and funny picture book--soaked in muted Fiestaware colors--lilts and bounces and boings like a good read-aloud should. Children will discover that sometimes it's our quirks that end up making us special. (Ages 3 and older) --Karin Snelson --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
Most classic story!!! Best unknown Seuss you have ever read! Great illustrations!Published 2 months ago by Mary B. Williams
I read this story during the week of Dr. Seuss's birthday. Then I found out he had written this story for a movie. I bought the DVD too. Cute.Published 6 months ago by Lola
I was disappointed that this book was so small. However, it is a Little Golden Book and that means it is a quality product.Published 11 months ago by Jann
I purchased this book and a bunch of others from Amazon to keep our bedtime stories a little more interesting. This book in particular sends out a horrible message to kids. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Krystal Jones
This was a favorite of mine as a child.
Loved by my children and grandchildren.
You can never go wrong with Dr. Seuss.
I have a real sound effects kid who had speech delays, he loves this book so much. He really relates to it, and it makes him feel special that people love this boy in the book for... Read morePublished 20 months ago by LLH
Great correspondence with the sender. She thought the book might be a day late, so she actually sent us another one free! Very reasonably priced product. Exactly what I wanted. Read morePublished on October 13, 2012 by Ben