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New Dr. Seuss Book 'What Pet Should I Get?' to Be Published in July

New Dr. Seuss Book 'What Pet Should I Get' To Be Published in July

Random House Children's Books just announced that it will release a recently discovered manuscript with Dr. Seuss sketches on July 28. 

The book, What Pet Should I Get, was discovered after Seuss's wife, Audrey Geisel "was remodeling her home after his death," according to an article on USAToday.com. "She found a box filled with pages of text and sketches and set it aside with other of her husband's materials."

The publisher, the article said, "plans at least two more books based on materials found in 2013."

"It was rediscovered 22 years later, in the fall of 2013, by Audrey and Claudia Prescott — Ted Geisel's longtime secretary and friend — when they were cleaning out his office space," the article said. "They found the full text and illustrations for What Pet Should I Get?, among other work."

"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 — he was constantly writing and drawing and coming up with ideas for new stories," said Audrey Geisel  in a statement, according to the article. "It is especially heartwarming for me as this year also marks twenty-five years since the publication of the last book of Ted's career, Oh, the Places You'll Go!"

According to a Geisel, "pages and pages of manuscripts and sketches were laid out on the big glass dining room table. It was truly a magical moment, and we immediately knew this was more than just a box of sketches."

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Article by Kassondra Granata, Education World Contributor

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