Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Lost Stories of Dr. Seuss Coming Soon!

A “Zinniga-Zanniga," feisty felines and nervous goldfish are all included in seven rarely-seen Dr. Seuss stories and can be found in The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories.  The book will be published this September by Random House.

The stories originally appeared in Redbook Magazine in 1950 and 1951 but never made it to book form.

 They were tracked down by Seuss expert, Charles D. Cohen, who has written an introduction to the book.

The title story involves a sneaky cat, a silly duck
and a bad decision.  “Gustav the Goldfish" is an early, rhymed version of A Fish Out of Water, a book by Helen Palmer, Geisel’s wife.

Readers will also meet “Tadd and Todd,” a band of hungry creatures who follow a boy home in hopes of “Steak for Supper,” and “The Strange Shirt Spot,” the source for the bathtub-ring scene in, The Cat in the Hat Comes Back.

For all you Seuss lovers, here's your chance for more!  The new book will be launched on September 27, 2011.


  1. My girls will be so excited. Thanks for letting me know.

  2. I'll bet this one is a best seller.

  3. My nieces and nephews learned to read with a collection of Dr. Seus I bought them. I'll have to add this to their children's bookshelves.

  4. Nancy,
    I am definately a Seuss lover. Thanks for bringing this book to our attention.