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Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now!



Dr. Seuss' haywire illustrations fuel this book.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this story is full of fruity contraptions. It isn't explained why Marvin is dismissed, or where he's going -- the fun is in the journey.

What's the story?

Who is Marvin K. Mooney, and why should he go? Dunno. But not to worry, for whoever he is, he sets Dr. Seuss off on another of his lyrical word shows that aim to get young readers tangled up in books for life. A particularly daffy selection of Seussmobiles--Bumble-Boat, Crunk-Car, and Ga-Zoom--adds particular zing to this book.


Is it any good?


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.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about Marvin's adventure. Where do you think he's going? Why? Does it matter?

Book details

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

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Adult Written byNewdaddy89 January 26, 2011
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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Teen, 13 years old Written byrebma97 November 18, 2010


Not my favorite Dr. Seuss book
Kid, 8 years old October 28, 2011

improved reader

positive motivator to read for a reluctant reader. teaches reading skills
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