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Gerald McBoing Boing by Dr. Seuss
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Mar 12, 09

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Author and Illustrator: Dr. Seuss

Genre: Fiction Picture Book

Year Published: 1950

Reading Level: Ages 4-8; Early

Topic and Theme: Being Different, Young Boy

Curricular Use: Read Aloud, Individual Reading, Shared Reading

Social: Teasing, Rejected

Literary Elements: Onomatopoeia

Text and Pictures: Funny and clear pictures with a great message

Summary: Gerald McCloy could not speak like a normal child. Every time he talked, the only words that came out of his mouth were Boing Boing. Gerald felt unwanted, so he went out on his own, and found a job on a radio station, making various sounds for the radio. He became very popular and rich.
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