New Dr Seuss heads for US bookstores

New Dr Seuss heads for US bookstores

Random House Children's Books US will this July publish a recently discovered Dr Seuss book.

What Pet Should I Get? features the brother and sister characters introduced in Seuss’ One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, and is about a child’s excitement over selecting a pet. The book will be illustrated and will hit bookshelves in the US on July 28th.

The manuscript was found in a box of the author’s texts and sketches by his wife, Audrey Geisel, and his secretary Claudia Prescott, said Random House. The story and the illustrations were nearly complete.

In the UK, the Dr Seuss books are published by HarperCollins Children’s Books but no deal has yet been announced.

In 2011, HarperCollins Children’s published The Bippolo Seed and Other Stories. The stories were originally published in magazines in 1950 and 1951.

Dr Seuss was the pen name of Theodore Geisel, who wrote 46 children’s books, most famously the rhyming tale The Cat in the Hat.