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Title:
C D B !
Author:
Steig, William, 1907-2003.
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Publication Information:
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2000.

©1968
Physical Description:
47 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
Letters and numbers are used to create the sounds of words and simple sentences 4 u 2 figure out with the aid of illustrations.
General Note:
"Revised format edition, 2000" - T.P. verso.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780689831607
Format :
Book

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Summary

If U R reading this,
solving the puzzles
N this book
should B
E-Z
4 U.
(And if you can't, Caldecott Medal-winning New Yorker cartoonist William Steig has created a host of pictorial hints just to help you out.)


Author Notes

William Steig was born in Brooklyn, New York, on November 14, 1907, and spent his childhood in the Bronx. Steig found an outlet for his talent by creating cartoons for the high school newspaper. After high school graduation, Steig spent two years at City College, three years at the National Academy, and five days at the Yale School of Fine Arts before dropping out.

During his early days as a free-lance artist, he supplemented his income with work in advertising, although he intensely disliked it. He illustrated for the The New Yorker, beginning in 1930. During the 1940s, Steig's creativity found a more agreeable outlet when he began carving figurines in wood; his sculptures are on display as part of the collection in the historic home of Franklin D. Roosevelt in Hyde Park, New York, and in several museums in New England. In 1967, Bob Kraus, a fellow cartoonist at The New Yorker, was in the process of organizing Windmill Books, an imprint for Harper & Row. Kraus suggested that Steig try writing and illustrating a book for a young audience. The result was Steig's letter-puzzle book entitled C D B!, published in 1968.

Roland the Minstrel Pig, was published the same year. With his very next title, Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, he won the Caldecott Medal. The Amazing Bone was also a Caldecott Honor Book.In 1972, Steig published his first children's novel, Dominic, which won the Christopher Award. Abel's Island followed and was a Newberry Honor Book.

William Steig died in October 3, 2003 in Boston Massachusettes.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Booklist Review

Ages 4^-9. The drawings are now in color, the pages are larger, and the once yellow background on the jacket is now sleek white, but the appeal of Steig's wordplay classic, first published 30 years ago, remains intact. The book's clever humor is still irresistible: "I M A U-M B-N," a boy patiently explains to his attentive dog. "U R N N-M-L." New generations will delight in puzzling out the letter-and-number messages, aided by the simple, thickly outlined drawings and an answer key. A worthy replacement for collections' battered original copies. --Gillian Engberg


Publisher's Weekly Review

Originally published in black-and-white, William Steig added color to his 1968 puzzler (in 2000). "Reformatted and redesigned to take advantage of the spring-fresh colors, this edition retains all the fun of the original-and adds a handy answer key," noted PW. Ages 5-8. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved