The Bippolo Seed And Other Lost Stories

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The Bippolo Seed And Other Lost Stories

by Anjelica Seuss
Read by Neil Patrick Harris, Various

Random House Audio Publishing Group | September 27, 2011 | Audio Book (CD) |

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It''s the literary equivalent of buried treasure! The audiobook edition features a cast of celebrity narrators who bring these stories to life. Readers include:

THE BIPPOLO SEED, narrated by Neil Patrick Harris
THE RABBIT, THE BEAR, AND THE ZINNIGA-ZANNIGA, narrated by Anjelica Huston
GUSTAV, THE GOLDFISH, narrated by Jason Lee
TADD AND TODD, narrated by Joan Cusack
STEAK, FOR SUPPER, narrated by Edward Herrmann
THE STRANGE SHIRT SPOT, narrated by William H. Macy
THE GREAT HENRY McBRIDE, narrated by Peter Dinklage

Seuss scholar/collector Charles D. Cohen has hunted down seven rarely seen stories by Dr. Seuss. Originally published in magazines between 1950 and 1951, they 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, Cohen explains the significance these seven stories have, not only as lost treasures, but as transitional stories in Dr. Seuss''s career.  With a color palette that has been enhanced beyond the limitations of the original magazines in which they appeared, this is a collection of stories that no Seuss fan (whether scholar or second-grader) will want to miss!

Format: Audio Book (CD)

Dimensions: 4.72 × 6.3 × 0.39 in

Published: September 27, 2011

Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0307746054

ISBN - 13: 9780307746054

Appropriate for ages: 6 - 9

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The Bippolo Seed And Other Lost Stories

The Bippolo Seed And Other Lost Stories

by Anjelica Seuss
Read by Neil Patrick Harris, Various

Format: Audio Book (CD)

Dimensions: 4.72 × 6.3 × 0.39 in

Published: September 27, 2011

Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0307746054

ISBN - 13: 9780307746054

About the Book

This seven-story collection includes tales originally published in magazines between 1948 and 1959, collected by Seuss scholar Charles D. Cohen.

From the Publisher

It''s the literary equivalent of buried treasure! The audiobook edition features a cast of celebrity narrators who bring these stories to life. Readers include:

THE BIPPOLO SEED, narrated by Neil Patrick Harris
THE RABBIT, THE BEAR, AND THE ZINNIGA-ZANNIGA, narrated by Anjelica Huston
GUSTAV, THE GOLDFISH, narrated by Jason Lee
TADD AND TODD, narrated by Joan Cusack
STEAK, FOR SUPPER, narrated by Edward Herrmann
THE STRANGE SHIRT SPOT, narrated by William H. Macy
THE GREAT HENRY McBRIDE, narrated by Peter Dinklage

Seuss scholar/collector Charles D. Cohen has hunted down seven rarely seen stories by Dr. Seuss. Originally published in magazines between 1950 and 1951, they 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, Cohen explains the significance these seven stories have, not only as lost treasures, but as transitional stories in Dr. Seuss''s career.  With a color palette that has been enhanced beyond the limitations of the original magazines in which they appeared, this is a collection of stories that no Seuss fan (whether scholar or second-grader) will want to miss!

About the Author

Theodor Seuss Geisel-aka Dr. Seuss-is, quite simply, one of the most beloved children's book authors of all time. The forty-four books he wrote and illustrated under the name Dr. Seuss (and others that he wrote but did not illustrate, including some under the pseudonyms Theo. LeSieg and Rosetta Stone) have been translated into thirty languages. Hundreds of millions of copies have found their way into homes and hearts around the world. Dr. Seuss's long list of awards includes Caldecott Honors for McElligot's Pool, If I Ran the Zoo, and Bartholomew and the Oobleck; the Pulitzer Prize; and eight honorary doctorates. Works based on his original stories have won three Oscars, three Emmys, three Grammys, and a Peabody.




From the Hardcover edition.

Editorial Reviews

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
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