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ISBN13: 9780375864353
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It's the literary equivalant of buried treasure! 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!

Review:

"This volume collects seven joyous Seuss stories that were published in Redbook in 1950 and 1951 but had never appeared in book form. In an insightful introduction, Seussian scholar Charles D. Cohen notes that Seuss wrote these tales at a transitional point in his career, when he grasped the importance of using the sounds of words to hook children on reading. The stories' rhymed couplets are pitch-perfect, the verse's rhythm as snappy as in any of Seuss's better-known works. In the title story, a duck and a cat's greed spins out of control as they imagine everything that they'll wish for from a magical seed. In 'Steak for Supper,' an outlandish menagerie follows a boy home to dine: 'A Nupper for supper! A Gritch! And a Grickle!/ And also an Ikka! Oh, boy! What a pickle!' These creatures and others are portrayed with Seuss's trademark exaggeration and whimsy. The limitations of the source material are occasionally apparent — the longer stories overcrowd certain pages with text, the artwork sometimes feeling stretched to fit the format. Regardless, fans old and young will deem these 'lost' stories a tremendous find." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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"Look for millions of Seuss fans with bright shiny faces! 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." Kirkus Reviews

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"Perfect combinations of pictures and stories that will appeal to young readers as well as their parents." Nick Owchar, Los Angeles Times

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"Features the kinds of nonsense that blend right in with The Stinky Cheese Man and SpongeBob SquarePants." Pamela Paul, New York Times Sunday Book Review

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"There is simply never enough Dr. Seuss....the master himself...lives on through his wonderful words of wisdom, delivered in delicious rhymes and creative characters." Kiwi magazine

Review:

"The stories' rhymed couplets are pitch-perfect, the verse's rhythm as snappy as in any of Seuss's better-known works....fans old and young will deem these 'lost' stories a tremendous find." Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

About the Author

Dr. Seuss is, quite simply, the most beloved children’s book author in the world. To learn more about him and his books — and to play games, print out activities, make your own animated stories featuring Seuss characters, and much, much more! — visit www.seussville.com.

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Bette, January 23, 2012 (view all comments by Bette)
Truly an excellent bunch of stories. Each one carries a moral, holding typical Seussian wisdom. Sure to be just as much a classic as any of his others.
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time4massage, January 1, 2012 (view all comments by time4massage)
Fabulous...and sadly, the best book of the year for me.
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Yvonne Jefferson, September 30, 2011 (view all comments by Yvonne Jefferson)
Delightful! Perfect read-aloud stories. When I first opened the book I noted that there were a lot of words and few illustrations on each page. Not what I usually look for in a book that I intend to use for the library's story time program. Any negative feelings I had disappeared before the end of the first page. The stories are enough to hold the children's attention without a lot of page turning and each story is better than the one before it. If you can only afford to buy one children's book, this is the one! After reviewing the library's copy, I ordered 3 copies - one for me, one for my grandchildren and one as a gift.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375864353
Author:
Seuss, Dr.
Publisher:
Random House Books for Young Readers
Author:
Seuss
Author:
Seuss, Dr.
Subject:
Readers - Beginner
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Children s-Beginning Readers
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20110931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 1 up to 4
Language:
English
Pages:
72
Dimensions:
27 x 10 x 5.5 in 11 lb
Age Level:
from 6 up to 9

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Product details 72 pages Random House Books for Young Readers - English 9780375864353 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "This volume collects seven joyous Seuss stories that were published in Redbook in 1950 and 1951 but had never appeared in book form. In an insightful introduction, Seussian scholar Charles D. Cohen notes that Seuss wrote these tales at a transitional point in his career, when he grasped the importance of using the sounds of words to hook children on reading. The stories' rhymed couplets are pitch-perfect, the verse's rhythm as snappy as in any of Seuss's better-known works. In the title story, a duck and a cat's greed spins out of control as they imagine everything that they'll wish for from a magical seed. In 'Steak for Supper,' an outlandish menagerie follows a boy home to dine: 'A Nupper for supper! A Gritch! And a Grickle!/ And also an Ikka! Oh, boy! What a pickle!' These creatures and others are portrayed with Seuss's trademark exaggeration and whimsy. The limitations of the source material are occasionally apparent — the longer stories overcrowd certain pages with text, the artwork sometimes feeling stretched to fit the format. Regardless, fans old and young will deem these 'lost' stories a tremendous find." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Review" by , "Look for millions of Seuss fans with bright shiny faces! 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."
"Review" by , "Perfect combinations of pictures and stories that will appeal to young readers as well as their parents."
"Review" by , "Features the kinds of nonsense that blend right in with The Stinky Cheese Man and SpongeBob SquarePants."
"Review" by , "There is simply never enough Dr. Seuss....the master himself...lives on through his wonderful words of wisdom, delivered in delicious rhymes and creative characters."
"Review" by , "The stories' rhymed couplets are pitch-perfect, the verse's rhythm as snappy as in any of Seuss's better-known works....fans old and young will deem these 'lost' stories a tremendous find."
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