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. Kay

    Just like Tupac . . .

    April 19, 2011 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  2. 16 regrets

    Dr. Seuss once explained why he always walked down one side of Madison Ave. He had run into an old high school classmate on that side. With the usual "What are you doings?" he had said, "I'm an unsuccessful children's author." His friend said,"Stop by my office. I'm a publisher." He had been turned down by 16 publishers at that point.

    April 19, 2011 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jazzzzzzz

    @ George , Thanks for sticking around. You add great value to this forum

    April 19, 2011 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy

    Wow. I grew up on Dr. Seuss, my kids grew up on Dr.Seuss, and I still have some that I will be reading to my granddaughter. I'll be sure and but that! Dr. Seuss was an amazing author! Thanks for all the tidbit about his life; they are interesting!

    Mt favorite was "One Fish, Two Fish..". That's the first one I can remember ever seeing.

    April 19, 2011 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Kingjames

    How do i pronounce this without sounding racist "Zinniga-Zanniga", anyone?

    April 19, 2011 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • JBBB

      For your mind to immediately think "racism" while reading this, I think you have bigger problems than pronunciation...

      April 19, 2011 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy

    Sure to buy that, I mean.

    April 19, 2011 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      The little child in me shall do the same!

      April 19, 2011 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Ryan in Michigan

    Here's to Doctor Seuss, one of the top children's authors of all time! I loved his books when I was little, and I'm sure my children will to (when I have some, anyway).

    April 19, 2011 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Rick

    In response to the question "what's up doc?" by JAZZZZZZ, UpDoc is a mysterious globular substance usually found on shirts or blouses first thing in the morning, usually in the office. The polite thing to do is to point it out to an unsuspecting co-worker, as in "Pardon me, but you've got UpDoc on your shirt".

    April 19, 2011 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anonymous...


      April 19, 2011 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jazzzzzzz

      Thanks Rick, that sounds like something that elderly ppl have on thier aprons. LOLOL. Hope that dosn't happen to me till I'm very old and gray.

      April 19, 2011 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Mik

    Love the Seuss!!!!!

    April 19, 2011 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  10. D. Douglas

    I can’t wait to take a look,
    At a brand new, fruuvulous Dr. Suess book!
    It comes in September,
    Which is not far away,
    Once I get it,
    I’ll read it,
    All night and all day!

    April 19, 2011 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steven Gordon

      It will come in September,
      If you should remember
      Oh in the stores you will look
      For the new Dr. Seuss book!
      It is now time to go
      Back to work, you all know!
      For if we are fired
      We cannot be rehired
      For reading this forum
      Or having a quorum
      To find time to relax
      Or take a break and eat snacks.
      So get back to your labor
      And your paycheck you will savor!
      For reading CNN
      There is no better time to begin!

      Sorry...got a bit carried away! 🙂

      April 19, 2011 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jazzzzzzz

      and @ Steve Good one guys m enjoyed you both

      April 19, 2011 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • D. Douglas

      All work and no play,
      is a very dull day.
      I can work and have fun,
      in my office of one.

      With alternate work hours,
      employees have powers,
      to compress or to skip,
      those days that aren't hip.

      Besides: I'm the boss,
      so there's really no loss.
      I can goof within reason,
      no matter the season!

      April 19, 2011 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Matthew Petersen

    Love Dr. Seuss, as an adult, as a kid, as a new father and as a teacher!
    It does however surprise me how many children in my class (I teach 4th) have NEVER had a Seuss book read to them. I always make it a point to read "Oh the Places You'll Go", "The Lorax
    , and "McElligot's Pool" to then each year and they ALWAYS enjoy it.
    Dr. Seuss is definitely for all ages and it always amazes me how much I as an adult can get messages out of his books even now!

    Read the "Butter Battle Book", that's probably one of his more controversial books written as it is a parable of the Cold War, it does not have a happy ending.

    April 19, 2011 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  12. julia

    "Oh the Places You'll Go" is a favorite of mine to give as a graduation gift!

    April 19, 2011 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Alex

    one of my a-list favorites to this day, these stories hold no less weight even as an adult (at least I'm kind of an adult...sometimes)

    April 19, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Pete

    It's not a surprise if a publisher lies,
    to make more money he tries and he tires!
    Say the book is from Dr. Seuss,
    "Another one found!" their golden goose.

    April 19, 2011 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Layla

    I lv Dr.Seuss!! I grew up reading Dr.Seuss Books & luvvvv them

    April 19, 2011 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
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