In more news about literary gems uncovered, a new Dr. Seuss book has been discovered and is slated to come out this summer.
The manuscript was found in 2013 by Theodor “Ted” Seuss Geisel’s widow, Audrey, and his long-time secretary Claudia Prescott. The book titled What Pet Should I Get? is schedule for a July 28 release and will be published by Random House Children’s Books.
“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 as reported by USA Today.
“Pages and pages of manuscripts and sketches were laid out on the big glass dining room table,” Susan Brandt, president of licensing and marketing of Dr. Seuss Enterprises, said in a Random House news release. “It was truly a magical moment, and we immediately knew this was more than just a box of sketches.”
According to the Amazon description, the book is about a brother and sister, the same pair who appear in One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, who visit a pet store and have difficulty picking just one pet. Random House reps think the book was written between 1958 and 1962.
Ted Geisel died in 1991 at the age of 87. News has it that they found two more books’ worth of material that will be released following What Pet Should I Get?