Parents' Guide to

Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now!

By Peter Lewis, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Dr. Seuss' haywire illustrations fuel this book.

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What you will—and won't—find in this book.

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age 4+

Based on 1 parent review

age 4+
I am a 21 year old male and just recently became a new father, I enjoyed reading this book when I was a child and I'm sure my son will enjoy this when he grows up. This book is simple to read and understand, Marvin is being asked politely, to please go now! Marvin is not forced to go and it will give the child ways to think about leaving. not just simply walking, but letting them think of other ways to simply go now!

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Is It Any Good?

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Marvin is a precious little imp, and readers will want to know why he is being handed his walking papers -- but don't hold your breath. Marvin's destination, and why he is being asked to make tracks in that direction, remains a mystery -- which can be turned, during a read-aloud, into a guessing game (complete with rhyme, if possible). Dr. Seuss works momentum for all it's worth: Marvin can go by foot or by cow; he can go by skates, skis, or flying hat. Plausible conveyances give way to such unlikely vehicles as a self-propelled giant boot and ultimately to such classic Seussmobiles as the walking Crunk-Car.

The humor is bright, even if the reason for Marvin's dismissal is veiled. It is Dr. Seuss's haywire illustrations that truly fuel this book.

Book Details

  • Author: Dr. Seuss
  • Illustrator: Dr. Seuss
  • Genre: For Beginning Readers
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Apple
  • Publication date: January 1, 1972
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 4 - 7
  • Number of pages: 28
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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