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The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories (Classic Seuss)

The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories (Classic Seuss)

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  • Author: Dr. Seuss
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Published: 2011-09-27
  • Edition: Illustrated
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As unique and funny to read as all of Dr. Seuss' work, these "lost" stories hold their own beside The Lorax , The Grinch Who Stole Christmas , and The Cat in the Hat . Brought together for the first time in a book, with a color palette that has been enhanced beyond the limitations of the magazines in which they appeared, this is a collection that Seuss fans of all ages won't want to miss! These stories, originally published in magazines between 1950 and 1951, include "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 ); and "The Great Henry McBride" (about a boy whose far-flung career fantasies are only bested by those of the real Dr. Seuss himself). In an introduction to the collection, Dr. Charles Cohen--Seuss collector and expert--explains the significance these seven stories have, not only as lost treasures, but as transitional stories in Dr. Seuss's career. From the Hardcover edition.

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