Dr. Seuss Has A New Book And Our Hearts Just Grew Three Sizes

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Have you heard what’s on the loose? A brand new book by Dr. Seuss!

We couldn’t help ourselves.

Theodor “Ted” Seuss Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, died in 1991 at the age of 87, but Random House Children’s Books announced today they will publish a newly discovered manuscript this summer. All of us in the Mommyish offices are unreasonably excited about this.

The book is called What Pet Should I Get, and will be released July 28.


From USA Today:

The publisher plans at least two more books based on materials found in 2013 by his widow, Audrey Geisel, and his secretary in the author’s home in the ritzy seaside neighborhood of La Jolla in San Diego.

According to Random House, when Audrey Geisel was remodeling her home after his death, she found a box filled with pages of text and sketches and set it aside with some of her husband’s other materials.

“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,” his wife Audrey said in a statement.

I loved Dr. Seuss books as a child, and even more, I love introducing my kids to them. Some children’s books have not stood the test of time or held their interests, but Dr. Seuss always seems to please. I got Oh! The Places You’ll Go! as a gift for my college graduation. My son got it for his first birthday. It was equally poignant for both occasions. His was a pop-up book that he still thinks is “special” (probably because we didn’t let him play with it alone for a while for fear he would rip it to shreds).

I can’t wait to buy this for myself my kids.