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Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now! (Bright and Early Books for Beginning Beginners) Hardcover – August 12, 1972
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When I looked through the book prior to reading it to my grandson, I knew I'd be asked WHO was telling Marvin to "go" and WHERE he was supposed to be going and WHY he had to go... those bedtime battles came to mind immediately, so that became my explanation scenario. The book is actually quite funny, with the adult coming up with outlandish ways the child can accomplish his "going", just as long as he goes! It's a very colorful book, full of the typical Seuss rhyme and rhythm. In hindsight, I wonder if I would have had a less stressful time of it with my son at bedtime if I'd read him this book, then let him decide how (in his imagination) he'd be going to bed each night - Mom decides when, he gets to decide how... hmmm... can I get a "do-over"?
We bought this book as part of a collection for our younger grandson.Read more ›
To help other parents apply this advice, as a parent of four I consulted an expert, our youngest child, and asked her to share with me her favorite books that were read to her as a young child. Marvin K. Mooney, Will You Please Go Now! was one of her picks.
Marvin K. Mooney is an excellent choice of a beginning reader after your child has read about 20 books and is ready for something just a little more challenging. The reason I say that is because there are a number of Dr. Seuss's imaginary creatures and inventions in here, so the illustrations don't totally tell you what the words are. For example, you will see a Ga-Zoom, a Bumble-Boat, a Zumble-Zay, and a Crunk-Car. These are, by the way, the most witty and imaginative illustrations as well.
The fun of the story relates to an impatient adult (displayed by an arm and a hand wearing a watch) who wants Marvin K. Mooney to go. Marvin just listens until the end, when he goes. It isn't clear if Marvin K. Mooney is the child of the hand or the child's friend whose parent wants him to leave. It doesn't really matter. I lean towards the latter explanation. But we all know how adults like to say the whole name of a child to let them know the adult is very serious.
Yet, the book isn't serious at all in any other way.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Such a fun one. We own almost every Dr. Seuss book and this one's just so cute. There's no real "message" or "moral" but it's easy for my son to read (he's 4 and... Read morePublished 18 days ago by Jillyor
My all time favorite Dr. Seuss book, now passed along to my grandson!Published 2 months ago by Anne R. Lieberman
Growing up, I used to read this book to my daddy SEVERAL times every night. I LOVED it! Well, I found it and decided I would purchase it for my son (he's only 2 right now). Read morePublished 3 months ago by Toni P
Love some Dr. Seuss!!! This book really does teach different modes of mobility and ways of travel.Published 3 months ago by Grandma Taylor
My 6 year old twin boys love this book! This is a great book for early readers and it has most of the sight words that 6 year old learn in school. great buy in great condition.Published 4 months ago by Dominique
Loved this book as a child. Continues to appeal to my stubborn side and my belief that things happen in their own time. Thank you Theodore for the treasures you left with us! Read morePublished 5 months ago by Helen Cooley