Random House to Publish Book of Lost Dr. Seuss Stories
Posted on April 1, 2011
Random House Children's Books will be publishing a collection of Dr. Seuss stories in September, called The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories.
The book includes seven stories which were published in magazines in the early 1950s, but have never been published in book form. The stories were found by Seuss scholar/collector Charles D. Cohen.
Here is a list of the stories that will be included in the book:
- "The Bear, the Rabbit, and the Zinniga-Zanniga" - a story 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" - a story about fantastic creatures who follow a boy home in anticipation of a steak dinner
- "The Bippolo Seed" - a story about how 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" - a tale of a boy whose far-flung career fantasies are only bested by those of the real Dr. Seuss himself
Image: Random House Books for Young Readers