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New Dr. Seuss Book Found 20 Years After His Death

New Dr. Seuss Book Found 20 Years After His DeathNew Dr. Seuss Book Found 20 Years After His Death

More than 20 years after his death, there is still plenty of news about Dr. Seuss.

Random House Children’s Books said it will publish a recently discovered manuscript with illustrations called ‘What Pet Should I Get?’ on July 28. The publisher plans at least two more books, based on materials found in 2013 in the author’s home in La Jolla, California, by his widow and secretary, AP reported.

Random House associate publishing director Cathy Goldsmith says “What Pet Should I Get?” was likely written between 1958 and 1962. The book features the same brother and sister seen in Dr. Seuss’ 1960 classic ‘One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish’.

The new title will feature a decision-making process involving pets. “The tale captures a classic childhood moment — choosing a pet — and uses it to illuminate a life lesson: that it is hard to make up your mind, but sometimes you just have to do it,” says the publisher.

Theodor Seuss Geisel (1904–1991) was an American writer and cartoonist. He was most widely known for his children’s books, which he wrote and illustrated under the pseudonym Dr. Seuss.

He published 46 children’s books, often characterized by imaginative characters, rhyme, and frequent use of anapestic meter. His most-celebrated books include the bestselling ‘The Cat in the Hat’, ‘The Lorax’, ‘One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish’, ‘Fox in Socks’, ‘Horton Hatches the Egg’, ‘Horton Hears a Who!’, and ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas!’.

Dr. Seuss’s works have spawned numerous adaptations, including 11 television specials, four feature films, a Broadway musical and four television series. He won the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award in 1958 and 1961.