CDB

MEEThinks   May 28, 2017   No Comments on CDB

Many years ago (more than 50, I think … is that “many?”) my room-mate and I lived next door to a family with a cute little girl named Judy. We became friends and are still friends (although we don’t see each other nearly often enough).

One time when we got together she showed me a book I had given her years earlier: CDB. Some of you may have seen and read it. It’s so clever! One interesting “factoid” about the book is that children catch on faster than adults. So wake up the child in you and see if you can read the book. And yes – I’ll include the “answers” as part of this post (I don’t want to drive you crazy on a beautiful Sabbath morning!).

CDB – A book by William Steig

(See the bee) CDB!

D B S A B-Z B

O, S N-D!

I N-V U

R U C-P?

S, I M

I M 2

A P-N-E 4 U

K-T S X-M-N-N D N-6

D N S 5 X

I M 2 O-L 4 U

O U Q-T

U R A B-U-T

I M B-4 U

R U O K?

S, N-Q

I M A U-M B-N

U R N N-M-L

D C-L S N D C

 

D D-R S N D I-V

D L-F-N 8 D A

S E-Z 4 U, S?

B-4 U X-M-N L-C, X-M-N R-V

H-U!

Y R U Y-N-N?

I N O

I C U

S N-E-1 N?

L-X-&-R N I R N D C-T

I N O

K-T S D-Z

I C Y!

I 8 U!

I 8 U 2!

F U R B-Z, I-L 1 O-A

L-C S N X-T-C

E S D 1 4 U 2 C

I M N D L-F-8-R

M N X S L-T 4 U!

I M C-N A G-P-C

N-R-E S N T-S

I M N A T-P

P-T N J R N J-L

O 4 A 2-L

E-R S A M-R

S M-T!

I F-N N-E N-R-G

I M C-N U!

N-D U R

U R P-K-N!

P-T S N N-M-E

I O U 5 X

O, I C M

NQ

D Y-N S X-L-N!

O-L H

I O U A J

I M N N-D-N

O, I C

U 8 L D X!

SOME ADDITIONAL IDEAS (Not in the book)

A P C 8

I A-P-C-8 U

2 D RSQ

AND NOW YOU CAN SEE IF YOU GOT THEM RIGHT!

(The bee is a busy bee!) D B S A B-Z B

(Oh, yes indeed!)  O, S N-D!

(A kid watching another kid with a treat) I N-V U

(2 kids in bed at night) R U C-P?

(Yes, I am) S, I M

(I am too) I M 2

(A boy giving a flower to a girl) A P-N-E 4 U

(Leaning down looking at ants) K-T S X-M-N-N D N-6

(The hen [has] is sitting on a nest with 5 eggs) D N S 5 X

(Older girl explaining to a little boy) I M 2 O-L 4 U

(Oh! You cutie!) O U Q-T

(You are a beauty) U R A B-U-T

(To someone standing behind him in line) I M B-4 U

(A girl who is ice skating has fallen down) R U O K?

(Yes, thank you) S, N-Q

(Boy pointing to a dog: I am a human being) I M A U-M B-N

(You are an animal) U R N N-M-L

(The seal is in the sea) D C-L S N D C

(A deer in ivy) D D-R S N D I-V

(Elephant ate the hay) D L-F-N 8 D A

(Boy asking guy lifting big bar-bell, and she responds “It’s easy for you, yes?”) S E-Z 4 U, S?

(Nurse to Dr. while boy and girl wait) B-4 U X-M-N L-C, X-M-N R-V

(Guy sneezing) H-U!

(Boy asks crying girl) Y R U Y-N-N?

(She says) I N O

(Girl looking at herself in a mirror) I C U

(Man looking in an open door) S N-E-1 N?

(Alexander and girl are “in the city”) L-X-&-R N I R N D C-T

(Teacher at board pointing at 2+2; boy looks puzzled) I N O

(Girl twirling; Katie is dizzy) K-T S D-Z

(I see why!) I C Y!

(Two girls shouting at each other) I 8 U!

(I hate you too!) I 8 U 2!

(Guy talking to busy man at a desk) F U R B-Z, I-L 1 O-A

(Girl dancing in flowers, holding some) L-C S N X-T-C

(A man pointing a boy to where he needs to go) E S D 1 4 U 2 C

(Guy in elevator) I M N D L-F-8-R

(Mother talking to pouting boy at breakfast) M N X S L-T 4 U!

(Boy sitting at table looking at Gypsy with a crystal ball) I M C-N A G-P-C

(Baby boy sitting alone crying) N-R-E S N T-S

(Boy in a tent … a teepee) I M N A T-P

(Two guys in a jail cell – Pete and Jay) P-T N J R N J-L

(Boy is building something) O 4 A 2-L

(Girl hands him a hammer) E-R S A M-R

(Two boys looking in a big empty box) S M-T!

(Boy leaning on a tree talking to his friend) I F-N N-E N-R-G

(Boy peeking through a peep-hole in a fence) I M C-N U!

(Mad girl on the other side of the fence) N-D U R P-K-N!

(Boys throwing snowballs at each other) P-T S N N-M-E

(Lady brings eggs in a bowl to a neighbor) I O U 5 X

(Other lady responds) O, I C M  NQ

(Two men at dinner, drinking wine) D Y-N S X-L-N!

(Old man sitting on a chair leaning on his cane) O-L H

(Man gives a caged bird to another man) I O U A J

(Boy dressed up with Indian headdress) I M N N-D-N

(Girl responds) O, I C

(Girl to boy as they’re having a picnic) U 8 L D X!

SOME ADDITIONAL IDEAS (Not in the book)

(Appreciate) A-P-C-8

(I appreciate you) I A-P-C-8 U

2 D RSQ (I added this one: To the RESCUE! In honor of President Monson)

 

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