Most of us look back very fondly on memories of books by Dr. Seuss. Whether you were listening to mom and dad read them to you, or doing the reading for your child, most of us have read at least one book by Dr. Seuss. Who could forget the Cat In The Hat or Green Eggs And Ham? I will certainly never forget the nights before bed when my mother would read these books to me. That being said, it’s a welcome surprise that, though we lost the wonderful Theodor Seuss Geisel back in 1991 at the age of 87, he isn’t finished giving us wonderful books.
Random House Publishing Announced this week that a manuscript for an unpublished work of Dr. Seuss was recently discovered and will be released to the public later this year. The book is called What Pet Should I Get? and will have original Dr. Seuss Illustrations included. The tentative release date is July 28th, 2015, and you can pre-order the book here on Amazon.
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And that’s not all the good news. Random House Publishing also announced that there will be at least two more books based on manuscripts discovered after the author’s death.
How could these works have gone undiscovered for 22 year you ask? Random House explains Seuss’ widow, Audrey Giselle, and his former secretary, Claudia Prescott, were cleaning out the space in which Suess used to work and found some of his works, including What Pet Should I Get?.
What makes this extra special is that this year is also the 25th anniversary of Seuss publishing his last book, Oh, The Places You’ll Go! However, the newly discovered What Pet Should I Get? predates that last publication by decades. Random House claims the work was most likely written earlier in Seuss’s career, probably in the early 1960’s.
Those of us with fond memories of Dr. Seuss books, perhaps trying to revisit those more care-free days of decades past, should be sure to pick up a copy, maybe even just as a gift for a loved one. Be sure to pre-order at this link: What Pet Should I Get? Pre-Order.