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The Bippolo Seed and other lost stories

by Dr. Seuss

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I like this book a lot because it has seven short stories that could be broken up into days and different activities. In my classroom, I will have students reflect on each story and tell me what they thought of the story and go into detail of the story. Since the stories aren't too terribly long, I would do this activity with 2nd graders. ( )
  kdufrene | Apr 26, 2015 |
I really liked how this book was not your typical Dr. Suess book! It has a collection of short stories rather than the longer Suess stories that we are used to reading. Many of these stories sparked the idea for his greater works so it is interesting to read how those works were generated. ( )
  Kayla_d92 | Sep 27, 2014 |
It was soo soo worth it to listen to the audiobook version of this book!! Each story was narrated by a different celebrity: Peter Dinklage, Neal Patrick Harris, Angelica Houston, Jason Lee, Joan Cusack and more are on this star studded audiobook. Each narrator brought their own distinct and fun take on the Dr. Seuss stories. Seven lost stories are included as well as a ten minute commentary by Dr. Seuss scholar on the history and nature of these stories. The stories are classic Dr. Steuss, new creatures, funny stories, great morals, and memorable rhymes. The only downside to the audiobook version is that you can't see the amazing illustrations. I would highly recommend getting the audiobook as well as the book to have your kids listen and follow along with. A must for any Dr. Seuss fan. The commentary was even delightful!! ( )
  ecataldi | Aug 10, 2014 |
"The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories", by Dr. Seuss are about animals, twins and pets. With animals everything is always rhyming and I felt that the two boys in the stories are afraid of their parents and that his has some moral stories. Aged appropriately for third graders. It was a bit repetitive but still enjoyable to read. It is a good book. ( )
  sabdelaz | Jan 16, 2014 |
Not Seuss's best work but insightful in showing how these stories were expanded later into better known works. Best story is "The Bippolo Seed." ( )
  Sullywriter | Apr 3, 2013 |
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Dr. Seussprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cusack, JoanNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Harris, Neil PatrickNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Huston, AnjelicaNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lee, JasonNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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It's the literary equivalent of buried treasure! Seuss scholar/collector Charles D. Cohen has hunted down seven rarely seen stories by Dr. Seuss. Originally published in magazines between 1948 and 1959, 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 traces the history of these stories, which demonstrate an intentional and significant change that led to the writing style we associate with Dr. Seuss today. Cohen also explores these stories' themes that recur in better-known Seuss stories (like the importance of the imagination, or the perils of greed). 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!

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Presents seven Dr. Seuss stories first published in magazines between 1950 and 1951, with an introduction and commentary on each.

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