Lost Dr. Seuss Set To Be Published
King of rhyme and universal wisdom bestower Dr. Seuss is back—and no, not from the dead. The children’s literary God who’s managed to sneak bits of truth into his works that even us adults hold onto tightly, has left one unpublished manuscript behind. Dug up by his widow, Audrey Geisel and his former secretary Claudia Prescott in their La Jolla home in 2013, the completed draft of What Pet Should I Get? was found alongside black-and-white sketches, featuring the sibling duo from One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish.
It’s odd that Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel), the author of 46 internationally acclaimed children’s books would leave something behind without making a peep. What if the Doc didn’t want the world to see these for a reason? Random House Children’s Books’ president and publisher Barbara Marcus managed to silence these worries in an interview with WSJ. The publisher confirms that the new book is, “up to the level of what one expects from a Dr. Seuss book: the humor, the wonderful illustrations, the rhyming, the imagination, all the things that are so Seussian.” Marcus also spills a little more news about the specimens discovered by Audrey and Claudia, “The box contained two additional unreleased Seuss books, which are also forthcoming from Random House.”
While What Pet Should I Get? is due in stores this summer, it looks like we’ll have to keep an eye out for these two other Dr. Seuss mysteries that have yet to be explained.
And of course, this wouldn’t be a Dr. Seuss post without a little rhyme to seal the deal.
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more than you learn, the more places you’ll go."