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Title:
C D C?
Author:
Steig, William, 1907-2003.
Personal Author:
Edition:
New edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2003.

©1984
Physical Description:
57 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Summary:
Letters, numbers, and symbols are used to create the sounds of words and simple sentences which U R expected to figure out with the aid of illustrations.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780374312336
Format :
Book

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Central Library GV1507.W8 S753 1984C Juvenile Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

Steig's classic word game - now available in color C D C ? = See the sea? E-R I M ! = Here I am! U F B-D I-S = You have beady eyes. To figure out William Steig's word puzzles, you need merely read the letters, numbers, and symbols aloud. If at first the messages are unclear, there's a clever picture accompanying each to give you hints. Originally published in 1984 with black-and-white drawings, this title is given new life in this full-color edition painted by Mr. Steig. Also included for the first time is an answer key at the end.


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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Publisher's Weekly Review

Two William Steig favorites lead the list of titles returning to bookshelves this fall. The pen-and-ink and watercolor master adds a colorful palette to his classic book of letter and number puzzles (originally published in 1984), C D C? Read the letter and number names and follow the picture clues to decode messages such as "C D C?" (See the sea?) or "N-E-1 4 10-S? N A Y-L" (Anyone for tennis? In a while). This new edition also adds an answer key at the end. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


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