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)
-"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.