It's the literary equivalent of buried treasure--seven rarely seen stories by Dr. Seuss Originally published in magazines between 1948 and 1959, they include "The Rabbit, the Bear, and the Zinniga-Zanniga," about a rabbit who is saved from a bear via a single eyelash; "Gustav the Goldfish," an early, rhyming version of the Beginner Book "A Fish out of Water;" "Tadd and Todd," a tale passed down on a 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;" and "The Great Henry McBride," about a boy whose far-flung career fantasies were bested only by those of Dr. Seuss himself.
For each story, Seuss scholar/collector Charles D. Cohen offers a brief introduction that explores recurrent themes and images, such as fish and twins. With a color palette that has been enhanced beyond the limitations of the original magazines, this is a collection of stories that no Seuss fan will want to miss
"From the Hardcover edition."
Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, August 19, 2011: "The stories' rhymed couplets are pitch-perfect, the verse's rhythm as snappy as in any of Seuss's better-known works...[F]ans old and young will deem these 'lost' stories a tremendous find." Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, September 1, 2011: "The buffed-up illustrations look brand new, and...the writing is as fresh, silly and exhilarating as it must have been when first seen. The good Doctor may be dead these 20 years, but he's still good for splendid surprises." ChildrensBooksGuide.com, 2011's Best Children's Books..".Everything you'd expect from this master... Chock full of rhyming, goofy characters and whimsical illustrations." San Francisco Chronicle, October 30, 2011 ..".A treasure trove from one of the greats of children's literature...an unexpected treat... The collection sings with Geisel's trademark rhyme, rhythm, wordplay and serious silly streak. A must-have addition to your Seuss collection." BoingBoing.net, October 27, 2011..".A new Seuss collection is reason to celebrate...and Bippolo Seed is more than a curiosity or a completist's collection of offcuts -- much of the material in this book stands with Seuss's best-loved work. The illustrations are classic Seuss and full of wit and irreverence..." The Atlantic, September 27, 2011..".A fantastic new collection...More than just a literary gem, which it certainly is..." The Baltimore Examiner, September 28, 2011"Truly a great piece of treasure for your family's library!" USA Today, October 5, 2011"Did you know a bunch of 'lost' Dr. Seuss stories were unearthed recently?...As one would expect with Seuss, they're incredibly clever." Wired.com, September 28, 2011"The stories are pure Seuss -- you cannot mistake the artwork or the made up words...my son...enjoyed them for what they are-- little stories that teach some sort of lesson." The Mac Observer, October
For Ages: 6 - 9 years old
For Grades: 1 - 4
Format: Audio CD
Published: 27th September 2011
Dimensions (cm): 15.1 x 13.4 x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.09