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Bippolo Seed and Othe(lib)(CD) by Seuss

Bippolo Seed and Othe(lib)(CD) (edition 2011)

by Seuss, Charles D. Cohen (Reader)

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Title:Bippolo Seed and Othe(lib)(CD)
Other authors:Charles D. Cohen (Reader)
Info:Listening Library (2011), Audio CD
Collections:Your library
Tags:audio book, Dr. Seuss, short story, moral, adventure, rhyming, skills, twins, fish, rabbit, bear, children, lost stories, age 5-8

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The Bippolo Seed and other lost stories by Dr. Seuss



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This book included seven different stories. They all had different messages and meanings. However, my favorite story in this book was the Bippolo seed. This was my favorite story out if the seven included in this book because it's message was about greed. Many people in life start out wanting just enough, but their greed gets to them. In this story the young duck sound a Bippolo seed and wished for food that he can eat. Then a cat came by him and told him to wish for more and more so he can be rich. Therefore, the duck became greedy and wanted to be the richest duck in the whole world. The duck then drops the seed into a lake and doesn't find it again and wishes he could have just planted it and wished for food. I feel like this story can be relate-able to anyone because greed is often hard to overcome. Dr Seuss is trying to tell his readers to not be greedy. I feel like he's also telling his readers that money is not the most important thing in the world because in a second it could be gone , as the seed is now. This was a great book that included stories with completely different messages. I would definitely read this to my class because it will help them understand certain aspects of being good individuals. ( )
  kristeen1995 | Mar 9, 2017 |
The Bippolo Seed is a short story that teaches a valuable lesson- Don't be selfish! The main characters in the story are the duck and the cat. The duck finds a box, and inside is a Bippolo Seed. The duck can wish for anything in the world and his wish will grow out of a Bippolo Tree. The duck wished for something simple until cat came along and filled his head with all the greater things he can wish for that would make him rich. Over the time of them talking about it the duck began to get greedier and greedier and wished for things that were over the top. Unfortunately, the duck and the cat got over their head and the Bippolo Seed slipped out of his hand into a nearby river and they weren't able to find it. From that day on both duck and cat promised that they would never wish for so much again. This is a great story to read to children, to show them what greed and selfishness can turn into. ( )
  asialandry | Oct 23, 2016 |
This larger book was daunting at first with pages that filled as many words as a regular chapter book. Reading this with my 5 year old was a test to see if it would engage younger readers. Each story was really heartwarming and is obvious to be more of Seuss's deeper desires to teach morals, lessons, and ideals through a more fun playful approach. They are great for older audiences. Even with wordy heavy pages, the illustrations are true to Seuss style. Something about this collection really made me understand and appreciate his legacy. These until stories are gems and I am intending on using "The Great Henry McBride" with intermediate students to discuss all the jobs we can do and often do do at once (I created a fun template to go along with it) and I intend on using "Gustav, The Goldfish" as an SEL lesson and read aloud. I have to admit there have been several occasions I had a challenge getting into Seuss stories for more than just fun sounds they made, but this collection really shows his craft and talent at storytelling. ( )
  AKcensorfree | Feb 29, 2016 |
This is a collection of little-known stories by Theodor Geisel a/k/a Dr. Seuss. As explained by Charles D Cohen in the introduction to this book, the “buried treasure” of these lost stories had been hidden for decades. They were all published between 1948 through 1959 as short works in a variety of magazines. Cohen, a Seuss scholar, tracked them down and arranged to have them published in this collection.

The stories are from a time period when Seuss was experimenting with what would become his signature style. Rhyming words (including a fair number of those he made up), fantastical illustrations, and a clear message – warning against greed, celebrating intelligence, or encouraging young dreams. There is a lot more text and fewer illustrations in these stories than in some of his most famous books (e.g. The Cat in the Hat), but they are intended to be read to children by their parents.

I’m glad that these stories are no longer “lost.”
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  BookConcierge | Jan 13, 2016 |
This collection of Dr. Seuss short stories appeared in various magazines early in his career. They are all wonderful stories and have the usual Dr. Seuss morality to them. I also really enjoyed the introduction. The writer really did his research to find the stories and provided lots of wonderful background info. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
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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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