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New eagerly awaited Dr. Seuss book published

July 28, 2015 - UNITED STATES

A recently-unearthed children's tale in rhyme by Dr. Seuss, What Pet Should I Get?, comes to the market so eagerly anticipated that the first printing will be 1 million copies.

Dr. Seuss is the pen name of Theodor Seuss Geisel, the author and illustrator of children's classics The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham. The rhymes and characters of his many best sellers are beloved by generations. He died in 1991. The manuscript for the newest of some 60 books written by Geisel was found in 2013 in his California home.

The publisher, Random House Children's Books, reports that the number of pre-orders for What Pet Should I Get? continues to climb. The book chronicles the childhood experience of getting a first pet.

CNN reports that What Pet Should I Get? will be the first new, original Dr. Seuss book since Oh, the Places You'll Go! in 1990. It features the siblings from One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, and was written between 1958 and 1962.

Geisel was born on March 2, 1904, in Springfield, Massachusetts. He published his first children's book, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, under the name of Dr. Seuss in 1937.

Theodor Geisel biography

Get the first look inside the new Dr. Seuss book, 'What Pet Should I Get?' (CNN 20 Apr 2015)

Date written/update: 2015-04-29