Recently Discovered Dr. Seuss Book Coming This Summer

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Harper Lee is no longer the only beloved American author to have a recently discovered manuscript be published this summer. Today, Random House announced that a lost Dr. Seuss book, What Pet Should I Get?, will be published this July as well. And like Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman, the new Dr. Seuss — the pen name of Ted Geisel — is also a sequel. The book features characters from One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish trying to decide what pet to get. The book was found in nearly finished black and white illustrations. According to Random House, the book was likely written between 1958 and 1962.

Audrey Geisel, Dr. Seuss’s wife, said this in a statement:

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.

This isn’t the only forthcoming posthumous Seuss book. At least two more books were found, although their titles and release dates have not been announced yet.

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