Gerald McCloy is a little boy who doesn't speak words but only weird sounds and who doesn't fit in until his uniqueness is recognized and affirmed. Text Excerpt "They say it all started when Gerald was two — That's the age kids start talking —at least, most of them do. Well, when he started talking, you know what he said? He didn't talk words — he went "boing boing" instead!" So goes the hilarious tale of a boy who was a little bit different — a tale that only Dr. Seuss could create.