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by William Steig
     
 

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U can read this, S?
S E-Z!


Vibrant color brings new life to Caldecott Medal-winning New Yorker cartoonist William Steig's classic puzzle book!  See more details below

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U can read this, S?
S E-Z!


Vibrant color brings new life to Caldecott Medal-winning New Yorker cartoonist William Steig's classic puzzle book!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
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) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature - Children's Literature
"C D B!" "See the bee!" To some young readers, figuring out these word puzzles by reading each letter out loud will indeed by "E-Z S 1 2 3." For others, it will be as frustrating as optical illusions for people who just can't see the underlying image. William Steig, now 92 years old, obviously had fun thinking up his word puzzles. His silly cartoons were originally black-and-white and are now quite colorful; the pictures, especially the expressions, are often helpful in solving the puzzles. Ambitious youngsters will want to create their own similar puzzles. Thankfully, Steig provided an answer key for those of us who don't always get it or children who have not yet learned words like "ecstasy." The image of an absolutely delighted "L-C" in "X-T-C," however, may be perfect for marking that word forever in a child's memory. 2000 (orig. 1968), Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Ages 5 to 8, $16.00. Reviewer: Karen Leggett

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780525623038
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
10/28/1973
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

William Steig (1907–2003) was a cartoonist, illustrator, and author of award-winning books for children. Most notably Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, for which he received the Caldecott Medal; The Amazing Bone, a Caldecott Honor book; Amos & Boris, a National Book Award Finalist; and Abel’s Island and Doctor De Soto, both Newbery Honor books. Steig is also the creator of Shrek! which inspired the Dreamworks films. Steig also received the Christopher Award, the Irma Simonton Black Award, the William Allen White Children’s Book Award, the America Book Award, and Society of Illustrators Lifetime Achievement Award. He was also the US nominee for both of the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Awards as an illustrator in 1982, and then as an author in 1988. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne Steig, and four children.

William Steig (1907–2003) was a cartoonist, illustrator, and author of award-winning books for children. Most notably Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, for which he received the Caldecott Medal; The Amazing Bone, a Caldecott Honor book; Amos & Boris, a National Book Award Finalist; and Abel’s Island and Doctor De Soto, both Newbery Honor books. Steig is also the creator of Shrek! which inspired the Dreamworks films. Steig also received the Christopher Award, the Irma Simonton Black Award, the William Allen White Children’s Book Award, the America Book Award, and Society of Illustrators Lifetime Achievement Award. He was also the US nominee for both of the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Awards as an illustrator in 1982, and then as an author in 1988. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne Steig, and four children.

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CDB! 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
citygirlNYC More than 1 year ago
A great, clever book for young readers who know how to read real words and thus understand the joke.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
My dad introduced this book to me in second grade. I loved it! Next year he gave it to me for Christmas, and I spent many happy hours reading it. Now I am thirteen and this book has still not lost its appeal for me. I reccomend it to anyone with a sense of humor! (If you don't have a sense of humor, you'd better stay away from me!)
Guest More than 1 year ago
Learning to read is a process of decoding abstract symbols (letters) to form meaningful patterns. In the process, we learn the name for these letters. Having gone that far, we quickly suppress that knowledge from our reading -- except when we solve rebuses. In this humorous children's book, William Stein takes those names of letters and numbers and shows us another way to decode the symbols to form meaning. For those who are just past the beginning reader stage, this provides an opportunity to play with words and take new enjoyment from their flexible forms. The title of the book is an example. You simply say the letters and think of a word that sound represents: C -- See; D -- Dee (the, with a little imagination); B -- Bee . . . or See the bee! The back of the book's jacket has some examples to help you get the technique. When letters and numbers are connected by hyphens, that means that they combine into one word: B - 4 is 'before.' Each sentence or brief paragraph also comes with a wonderful cartoon, drawn in Mr. Steig's familiar style from his work for The New Yorker. These images gives clues as to what the sentences say. In this edition of the book, water colors have been added to make the images more appealing. This also relieves the abstractness of the 'sentences' (or S-N-T-N-C-S). B-4 U P-N-K, R-M-M-B-R D K N D N-D. So you can get everyone right, even if you cannot decipher them without help! Children find this book fascinating and fun. It also encourages them to use their natural tendency to be creative with spelling. A good follow-on exercise is to rewrite the sentences in the book using other combinations of letters. After this book pales, you can go on to rebuses or Pig Latin, or any other form of communication that is fun for both your child and you. F U R L-K M-E U'L A-V A B-U-T-F-L T-M! N-J! Donald Mitchell, co-author of The Irresistible Growth Enterprise and The 2,000 Percent Solution
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first read this book in grade school. I was thrilled to see it is still in great force. The book is fun for those just learning their letters, and it makes them feel more confident to try more reading.I love to write messages on my screensaver for my co-workers to figure out. Sometimes I get so tired, that,' I F-N N-E N-R-G.'(I HAVEN'T ANY ENERGY) This book helped create many fun word games with my father and I, and now I am creating them with my children! N-Q!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great Book For Kids. Very cute and funny. Any child who knows their alphabet can read it.