cover image Gerald McBoing Boing Sound Book

Gerald McBoing Boing Sound Book

Dr Seuss. Random House Books for Young Readers, $7.99 (12pp) ISBN 978-0-375-82443-2

Based on a 1950 Academy Award-winning motion picture by Dr. Seuss, the board book Gerald McBoing Boing Sound Book tells the story of a toddler with an unusual way of communicating: ""When he started talking,/ you know what he said?/ He didn't talk words-/ he went boing boing instead!"" A sound chip in the back of the book makes the titular sound, and is accessible from all spreads through a die-cut hole in the sturdy pages. Retro artwork adapted by Mel Crawford adds a funny, nostalgic appeal to this book previously published in a longer picture book form.