The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories by Dr Seuss
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I like the stories 'Steak for Supper' and 'Gustav the Goldfish' too. Dr. Seuss books are really funny and they always rhyme. The pictures are brilliant too.
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What’s better than a lost treasure? Seven lost treasures! These rarely seen Dr. Seuss stories were published in magazines in the early 1950s and are finally available in book form. They include “The Bippolo Seed” (in which a scheming feline leads a duck toward a bad decision), “The Rabbit, the Bear, and the Zinniga-Zanniga” (about a rabbit who is saved from a bear by a single eyelash), “Gustav, the Goldfish” (an early rhymed version of the Beginner Book A Fish Out of Water), “Tadd and Todd” (about a twin who is striving to be an individual), “Steak for Supper” (in which fantastic creatures follow a boy home in anticipation of a steak dinner), “The Strange Shirt Spot” (the inspiration for the bathtub-ring scene in The Cat in the Hat Comes Back), and “The Great Henry McBride” (about a boy whose far-flung career fantasies are bested only by those of Dr. Seuss himself). An introduction by Seuss scholar Charles D. Cohen traces the history of the stories, which demonstrate an intentional move toward the writing style we now associate with Dr. Seuss. Cohen also explores the themes that recur in well-known Seuss stories (like the importance of the imagination or the perils of greed). With a color palette enhanced beyond the limitations of the original magazines, this is a collection that no Seuss fan (whether scholar or second grader) will want to miss.




From the Hardcover edition.
 

About Dr Seuss

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Dr. Seuss is quite simply one of the most beloved children's book author of all time. Charles D. Cohen is a graduate of Haverford College and the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and has been a practicing dentist for over twenty years. Dr. Cohen first became enchanted with the works of Dr. Seuss as a child and he began purchasing early edition of Seuss books in college. Today, Dr. Cohen's trove of Seussiana is likely the most comprehensive private collection in the world. It is his hope to create a museum to preserve the full Seuss legacy by protecting the pieces for posterity. He is the author of the The Seuss, the Whole Seuss, and Nothing But the Seuss, and lives Massachusetts, not far from Ted Geisel's childhood home.
 
Published October 22, 2013 by Random House Books for Young Readers. 73 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by smiles on Mar 03 2013

There were great, glossy pictures of the hilarious characters like the ginormous fish and the two twins. Each story had a captivating, meaningful yet funny storyline. The words had a great flow and rhythm, almost like poetry.

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Reviewed by SuperBen on Feb 24 2012

I like the stories 'Steak for Supper' and 'Gustav the Goldfish' too. Dr. Seuss books are really funny and they always rhyme. The pictures are brilliant too.

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