I love Dr. Seuss books to this day - the cadence, the whimsy, the illustrations. It's the total package for children's literature. His books are my go-to gifts for any new parents.
This September, there will be a new book to add to the list - The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories. The collection of stories by Theodor Geisel - aka Dr. Seuss - was originally published in Redbook magazine in the 1950s. A Random House publishing director was searching for Dr. Seuss materials on eBay when she came across a collector who claimed to have old magazine covers drawn by Geisel, as well as stories that hadn't been seen since they were originally printed in Redbook.
The publisher, named Cathy Goldsmith, was intrigued and purchased the publications. Goldsmith was the art director on several of the last Dr. Seuss books, and she collaborated with the collector on this new book that includes stories such as "The Bear, the Rabbit, and the Zinniga-Zanniga," "Gustav the Goldfish," and "Tadd and Todd."
As the Random House website says, it's "the literary equivalent of finding buried treasure."
I'll add this to my usual baby shower gift list ... but I'll also get a copy for myself.