Paperback: 48 pages
Publisher: Aladdin; Reissue edition (April 2, 1987)
Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.2 x 7.9 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (82 customer reviews)
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Age Range: 6 - 9 years
Grade Level: 4 - 6
Using letters, numbers, and simple pictures, this book can be fun for all ages! This year our school had a reading fest and this was one of the books. We made up and illustrated our own sayings. It was hard at first and then we got the hang of it. It was our favorite book of the day!
this book is just adorable...C D B? D B S A B-Z B. (see the bee? the bee is a busy bee.) and so forth and so on...just great!
I used this book in an elementary classroom. When the children came in each morning, they would look at the board to get the day's riddle. They had fun and I got a couple of minutes of peace in the mornings. They felt SO SMART when they solved each one. They even started to make up their own riddles to put on the board and got such a kick out of letting their classmates in on the answers.
This little gem hardly belongs in the E section of the library. I have used it with gifted fifth graders for many years as an "interactive readaloud," and they absolutely love it. Few 4- to 8-year-olds could be expected to read C d b!independently. This extremely creative book will delight any adult who chooses to share it with a child, and it could lead to an interest in automobile vanity plates with a message. Highly recommended. (Steig's follow-up, C d c! is far more challenging than C d b!)
CDB (See the Bee) is truly a wonderful book of letter puzzles everyone in the family will enjoy. William Steig has included his colorful cartoon pictures to help decipher the puzzles and once you and your youngster(s) get the hang of it you'll be able to figure out even the hardest ones. There's even an answer key included at the back of the book. This book is a treasure for the whole family to solve and solve again. A must for all home libraries.
smart! adorable! unexpected! (the book, not my kids...)This book really has us rolling in laughter. My sons (ages 4 and 6) and I have been playing with an electronic toy: push a letter and the thing says the letter's name. We had been using it to make word sounds -- pressing U R A Q T for "you are a cutie" and so forth. When I saw this book I just had to get it. It is amazingly clever -- and to think it was written in 1968. It's fresh, not at all dated. My sons are very good readers for their respective ages, but it is definitely appropriate for them. I had to explain a phrase or two (they didn't know the word "ecstacy" when they saw X-T-C) but otherwise it was totally on their level. I still crack up reading it, and I've read it at least ten times. The watercolor illustrations are perfect. Stieg conveys a lot of emotion and expression with just a few brush strokes. When a boy sees someone with a lollipop and tells him "I N-V U," you can see the envy.I won't mind if my kids want to read this one again and again. I M N X-T-C 2!
I love these silly books by Steig. Good for adults as well as kids. Makes your "reading" mind work a little differently. You often have to say aloud the combination of letters to hear yourself, thus figuring it out. The illustrations are helpful. One really stumped the whole family. Thank goodness there's a key in the back!
Great children's book for any child who knows the alphabet or wants to learn. This book is a series of letters that make sentences. Brilliant. CDB. DBSABZB. See the bee. The bee is a busy bee. Get it. Kids and adults alike enjoy CDB.