Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman isn't the only rediscovered manuscript getting some buzz recently. Another book, but one geared to a much younger audience, is also highly anticipated. A newly discovered Dr Seuss book goes on sale this week, 25 years after the author's last work.
What Pet Should I Get? tells the story of a brother and sister grappling with this fun question during a trip to the pet store. The manuscript and illustrations were discovered by Theodor Geisel's (Dr Seuss's real name) widow and long time secretary at their home in November 2013 while she was going through boxes of old material in their California home shortly after his death (1991 aged 87) and put aside.
Publishers said it is expected to be followed by at least two other books based on material left by the award-winning author Theodor Geisel aka Dr Seuss.
What Pet Should I Get? is published by Random House Children's Books, a unit of Germany-based media group Bertelsmann SE & Co KGaA. Prescott, who has worked for the Geisels since 1972, said the author had many unfinished ideas, not all of which resulted in books.
Geisel has written and illustrated more than 45 books since 1931. His most famous titles include The Cat In The Hat, Green Eggs And Ham and How The Grinch Stole Christmas. More than 650 million copies of his works have been sold worldwide.
Three other books have been published since Geisel died, but this is only the second where all the work was done by Geisel - except the colouring of the characters, which was done by Cathy Goldsmith, the author's former art director. ?Al-Jazeera