Dr. Suess has stories and adventures for kids of all ages, and many people and children know the stories by heart! If you are looking for something new for presents or to encourage reading Random House has just the thing for you – The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories by Dr. Seuss!
Random House Children’s Books is thrilled to make available on September 27, 2011 this new book with all stories from Dr. Seuss! The book includes seven stories by the iconic children’s author and illustrator that were originally published in magazines in 1950 and 1951—but never before in book form.
“We’re like happy prospectors, having discovered a hidden vein of gold,” says Kate Klimo, Vice President, Publisher Random House/Golden Books Young Readers Group. “We know that Seuss fans, from the youngest right on up to collectors will share our joy come this fall when they break open a whole new collection of Seuss stories.”
The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories features seven stories:
- “The Bear, the Rabbit, and the Zinniga-Zanniga” (about a rabbit who is saved from a bear with a single eyelash!)
- “Gustav the Goldfish” (an early, rhymed version of the Beginner Book A Fish Out of Water)
- “Tadd and Todd” (a tale passed down via photocopy to generations of twins)
- “Steak for Supper” (about fantastic creatures who follow a boy home in anticipation of a steak dinner)
- “The Bippolo Seed” (in which a scheming feline leads an innocent duck to make a bad decision)
- “The Strange Shirt Spot” (the inspiration for the bathtub-ring scene in The Cat in the Hat Comes Back)
- “The Great Henry McBride” (about a boy whose far-flung career fantasies are only bested by those of the real Dr. Seuss himself).
The color palette of each story has been enhanced beyond the limitations of the original magazines in which they appeared. In an introduction to the collection, Dr. Seuss scholar and collector Charles D. Cohen explains the significance of these seven stories, not only as lost treasures, but as transitional stories in Dr. Seuss’s career that marked the beginnings of his new philosophy about writing for children. With these stories, he changed from writing predominantly in prose to the rhyming style with which he is now so closely associated.
This book could be used as a night-time reader to share as a family or to encourage independent reading and a love of books! The book comes right at the beginning of the school year so, could be a great addition to your child’s classroom library. The book would also make a great gift for the holidays!The book will be available at all book stores including the Barnes and Nobel in Bel Air, Maryland or online with Amazon or Barnes and Nobel. Make sure your check to see if there are downloads available on your favorite E-Readers!
Truly a great piece of treasure for your family’s library!