Seven rarely seen Seuss stories published in the 1950s were released yesterday in both book and digital form.
A new gallery of Dr. Seuss characters could take their place alongside the Grinch, the Cat in the Hat, and the Lorax. Seven rarely-seen Dr. Seuss stories were published yesterday in “The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories,” written and illustrated by the beloved rhyming kids’ author who died in 1991.
The book includes stories titled “Gustav the Goldfish,” “The Great Henry McBride,” and “The Bear, the Rabbit, and the Zinniga-Zanniga” as well as the titular "Bippolo Seed." The stories were originally published in magazines between 1948 and 1959 but had since dropped out of sight. They were rediscovered by a dentist, Charles Cohen, who was a Seuss fan and collector of Seuss memorabilia.
Cohen discovered the first lost tale in an old magazine he found on eBay. When he began listing magazines with Seuss content on eBay, Random House art director Cathy Goldsmith – who had worked on some of Seuss's books – spotted them, according to an article in The Atlantic magazine.