Look! Look! A new Seuss book!
A new book of Dr. Seuss stories will be published in September, Random House says.
April 19th, 2011
09:36 AM ET

Look! Look! A new Seuss book!

We're really not trying to be obtuse, but there's another book coming from Dr. Seuss. You could read it in a house. You could read it with a mouse.

We'll stop there. You get the idea.

"The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories by Dr. Seuss" will hit store shelves in September, according to publisher Random House Inc.

The seven stories have been published before, but never in book form. They appeared in magazines in 1950 and 1951, the publisher says.

Seuss scholar Charles D. Cohen tracked down the stories, whose fantastical illustrations will have more vibrant colors in the book than were possible in the 1950s magazines, according to Random House.

The seven stories are:

- "The Bear, the Rabbit, and the Zinniga-Zanniga " (about how a rabbit fends off a bear with an unusual weapon)

- "Gustav the Goldfish" (an early, rhymed version of "A Fish Out of Water," written by Seuss' wife, Helen Palmer, and illustrated by P.D. Eastman)

-"Tadd and Todd" (a tale relating to twins and photocopies)

- "Steak for Supper" (about creatures who follow a boy home in anticipation of a nice meal)

- "The Bippolo Seed" (in which a scheming cat leads an innocent duck to make a bad decision)

-"The Strange Shirt Spot" (the inspiration for the bathtub-ring scene in Seuss' classic "The Cat in the Hat Comes Back")

-"The Great Henry McBride" (about a boy with extraordinary career dreams)

Dr. Seuss, whose real name was Theodor Geisel, died in 1991. He published 44 children's books, even though the first one, "And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street," was rejected by publishers 27 times, according to the website of the Dr. Seuss National Memorial in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Geisel won two Emmys, a Peabody Award and a Pulitzer Prize during his long career. Also, two of Geisel's military documentaries and a cartoon short won Academy Awards.

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  1. Granite Sentry

    There is no way Geisel intended that small person line as anti-abortion. He was far Left from the get go. Great rhymes and imagination, but like a lot of literary geniuses, not so sharp when it came to politics. http://www.granitesentry.com

    April 19, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Darla Raftery

    I found out recently that his name was never meant to sound the way we pronounce it! Suess himself said that his pen name rhymed with VOICE, therefore it would sound like "SOICE".
    Interesting tidbit.

    April 19, 2011 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jazzzzzzz

    Well I'm gone for the day but rest assured I will have to come up with my own....STAY TUNED 🙂

    April 19, 2011 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jazzzzzzz


    April 19, 2011 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  5. bobster26

    What does it matter if , ...I love to feel the Dr. seuss words off-of my lips. how do you know if frog's don't studder?

    April 19, 2011 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Mdub

    I think this is the happiest CNN comment section I've ever seen. Nothing brings ppl together like Dr. Seuss. 🙂

    April 19, 2011 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  7. George Dimitri


    Thanks for the kind words above, I'm glad you are here too!

    April 19, 2011 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Angela

    Marvin K Mooney was my favorite of the Seuss books.

    April 19, 2011 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  9. whitbybob

    what about Poor Big Ned?

    Hello there, my name is Ned
    I do not like my little bed
    This is no good, this is not right
    My feet stick out of bed all night.

    And when I pull them in Oh Dear
    My head sticks out of bed up here.

    April 19, 2011 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Jazzzzzzzz

    Jazz – Answer to Dr Seuss

    I've seen that street before, do I wait till 4, or more ? do I wait till 8 or will it be too late, I've seen that street before.
    With my head full of brains I still feel the pain. With my shoes full of feet I can still feel the beat.
    Am I too smart....or is that my heart.
    the not-so-good street still has beat... or is that, his feet.

    Dr Seuss – Excerpt of (Places You'll Go)

    You’ll look up and down streets. Look ‘em over with care.
    About some you will say, “I don’t choose to go there.”
    With your head full of brains, and your shoes full of feet,
    you’re too smart to go down any not-so-good street.

    April 19, 2011 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Jazzzzzzzz

    @ Boobie- This is you all the way.

    You’re on your own. And you know what you know.
    And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go.

    April 19, 2011 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jazzzzzzzz

      Will you go with me?

      April 20, 2011 at 2:06 am | Report abuse |
  12. Trey

    watch the language Banasy

    April 22, 2011 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  13. rcmarz

    got mine on pre-order, can't wait to add it to the collection!

    May 21, 2011 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
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