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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)
Authors:Seuss
Other authors:Charles D. Cohen (Reader)
Info:Listening Library (2011), Audio CD
Collections:Your library
Rating:****1/2
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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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 |
This audio book is a collection of lost treasures of Dr. Seuss’s rhyming stories. The stories were not published as a book but in magazines throughout the years and were collected by Seuss scholar Charles D. Cohen. Stories included in this audio book are: “The Bippolo Seed,” “The Rabbit, the Bear, and the Zinniga-Zanniga,” “Gustav, the Goldfish,” “Tadd and Todd,” “Steak for Supper,” “The Strange Shirt Spot,” and “The Great Henry McBride.” All seven stories are read by seven well-known stars. These stories are read in a rhythmic way, just like Dr. Seuss wrote them.

Each story is read by one reader and all the readers play their role as narrator as well as characters. They were changing their voices to differentiate between the characters and by doing so, it makes it easy for listeners to figure out which character is saying what line. The readers brought the story to life by reading them so convincingly and with such passion. Their pacing is perfect, not too slow, not too fast, and will get the readers listening.

These stories represent Dr. Seuss very well. Some of the stories have moral lesson such as about greed, some of them showcase Seuss’ rhyming skills, and some of them are adventure stories. Listeners are not told what type of story they are but as they listen, they might be able to find out. This audio book is a must have for all children’s library and will become a classic, like all Dr. Seuss’ books. ( )
  jinmoon | Nov 23, 2012 |
I grew up on Dr. Seuss books. Some of the earliest things I remember reading on my own were the traditional "Cat in the Hat", "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish", "Green Eggs and Ham", "Yertle the Turtle" and "My Book About Me". I remember mourning when Theodore Geisel passed away, knowing that his last few books, such as "The Butter Battle Book" would be the last new Dr. Seuss titles I'd ever see. Therefore, I was very surprised and pleased to stumble across this book on the New Books display in the kids book room. This book collects seven rare and obscure short works Geisel created for various magazines back in the 1950s and 1960s. Some of these stories play out very similarly to his well-known tales, while others are true oddities. I found myself in a nostalgic mood while enjoying this short collection -- it should appeal to any Seussian fan, in addition kids having their very first Seuss experiences. Not great literature, but a fascinating look at a missing chapter in the life of Dr. Seuss!

Originally reviewed for my local library's website: http://www.lincolnlibraries.org/depts/bookguide/srec/staffrec12-07.htm ( )
  cannellfan | Nov 21, 2012 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
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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