This fall is turning into the literary gift of my youth that keeps on giving. First it was word that Shel Silverstein’s estate was releasing a posthumous book, then game news that Maurice Sendak was releasing his first new book in 30 years and now it’s none other than Dr. Seuss.
This fall Random House is publishing, The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories — a collection of recently rediscovered Dr. Seuss stories from the early 1950s.
“We’re like happy prospectors, having discovered a hidden vein of gold,” Random House VP Kate Klimo told Publishers Weekly. “We know that Seuss fans, from the youngest right on up to collectors will share our joy come this fall when they break open a whole new collection of Seuss stories.”
Book nerds may be intrigued to learn that the seven stories contained within the book had their color palettes enhanced, and according to Seuss-historian Charles D. Cohen, the stories represent “the beginnings of his new philosophy about writing for children.” They mark Theodore Geisel’s transition from writing in prose to the lyrical rhyming style that would make him famous.