Friday, September 30, 2011

Unburied Treasure

Thanks to Dr. Charles D. Cohen, author of The Seuss, the Whole Seuss, and Nothing but the Seuss and collector of all things related to Dr. Seuss, a "buried treasure" has been unearthed for all to enjoy.

From 1948-1959, Ted Geisel (Dr. Seuss) published a series of short stories that appeared in magazines and mostly forgotten when the magazines were tossed. Charles found references to these stories and began a mission to find them. After traveling to libraries to research old magazine collections (yay for libraries), he found them and was able to track down and purchase the original magazines through the Internet (yay for the Internet).

The result of his efforts is the new book, The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories by Dr. Seuss---a collection of seven rarely seen stories written and illustrated by Dr. Seuss.

My favorite story in the book is "Tadd and Todd", a story about identical twins and the need for an individual as well as a shared identity. I will be sharing this with my identical twin grandsons!

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