It’s been over 20 years since cherished children’s author Dr.


Seuss has passed. However, fans of his seminal picture books are set to receive a new installment of playful rhymes and quirky plots thanks to the discovery of new original manuscripts.

The manuscripts, complete with illustrations, were recently stumbled upon by Seuss’ widow, Audrey, while cleaning out her husband’s office at their home in La Jolla, California. Amongst a box spilling with sketches and texts lay Seuss’ next tale, ‘What Pet Should I get?’ – set to be released by publisher Random House on July 28.

The book follows the siblings from Seuss’ ‘One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish’ on a whimsical day.  

Theodore Geisel, Dr. Seuss, produced 46 works over the course of his life including ‘The Cat in The Hat’ and ‘Green Eggs and Ham’, which both feature in USA today’s top 50 best-selling books of all time. Remembered as a perfectionist by his wife, Geisel would spend vast amounts of time writing, even spending up to a year on a single book.

In a statement released by vice president of Random House Cathy Goldsmith, ‘What Pet Should I Get?’ was believed to be written between 1958 and 1962. Ms. Goldsmith who is overseeing its publication, once acted as art director for Geisel and closely worked with him on his last book ‘Oh, The Places You’ll Go’.

The news comes as esteemed author Harper Lee announced the late discovery, and release of a sequel text to her canonised novel ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’.

With Random House announcing at least two more text to be released, Dr. Seuss fans worldwide are reeling in anticipation and imminent nostalgia. 

Many took to Twitter to voice their veneration.

Which pet should I get? I don’t know yet. But Dr. Seuss will know, I bet.

— Me (@scott_towel) February 19, 2015

“Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.”-Dr. Suess

— Joe Young (@JoeYoung_3) February 19, 2015

“You are your own. And you know what you know. And you are the one who will decide where to go” -Dr. Suess

— AubreeG✨ (@agspasic) February 19, 2015