But we have to pick ONE pet
And pick it out soon.
You know mother told us
To get back by noon!
More than 20 years after his death in 1991, a box filled with text and sketches will come to life in the latest creation by Theodor Seuss Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss: What Pet Should I Get?
The story “captures the excitement of a classic childhood moment — choosing a pet,” US publisher Random House Children’s Books said in a release.
Geisel’s widow, Audrey Geisel, found the manuscripts and illustrations in their home soon after her husband died. She set the materials aside, only to rediscover them recently while cleaning out his office.
“While undeniably special, it is not surprising to me that we found this because Ted always worked on multiple projects and started new things all the time,” Audrey Geisel said in the release.
Cathy Goldsmith, Dr. Seuss’ former art director, said she believes Geisel wrote What Pet Should I Get? between 1958 and 1962. The publisher estimates Dr. Seuss wrote What Pet Should I Get? between 1958 and 1962.
“The brother and sister in the book are the same as those in his bestselling Beginner Book One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, which was published in 1960,” Goldsmith said.
The book is due to be published in July.
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