HarperCollins Children’s Books is thrilled to announce the publication of THE BIPPOLO SEED AND OTHER LOST STORIES by Dr. Seuss – a collection of seven stories by the iconic author and illustrator that were originally published in magazines between 1950 and 1951, but never before in book form. THE BIPPOLO SEED AND OTHER LOST STORIES will be available from the 30th September 2011.
“As more and more Australians discover and indeed re-discover Dr. Seuss every year, it is a real treat for us to be publishing this amazing new collection of stories. We’re confident it will be eagerly received by Dr. Seuss fans of all ages,” said HarperCollins Australia Head of Children’s Publishing, Cristina Cappelluto.
THE BIPPOLO SEED AND OTHER LOST STORIES features the following seven stories, “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).
About Dr. Seuss
Theodor “Seuss” Geisel is quite simply one of the most beloved children’s book authors of all time. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1984, an Academy Award, three Emmy Awards, three Grammy Awards, and three Caldecott Honors, Geisel wrote and illustrated 44 books for children. Hundreds of millions of copies have found their way into homes and hearts around the world. While Theodor Geisel died on 24 September, 1991, Dr. Seuss lives on, inspiring generations of children of all ages to explore the joys of reading. For more information about Dr. Seuss and his works, visit www.seussville.com.