NEW YORK — Dr. Seuss has been gone for a while, but his new book will make you smile.
A never-before-seen Dr. Seuss story has emerged and will show up on bookshelves Tuesday, according to Random House.
The book titled, “What Pet Should I Get?” features the same siblings from Seuss’s “One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish” and is believed to have been written between 1958 and 1962.
This will be the first new book in 25 years by Seuss. Dr. Seuss, aka Theodor Geisel died in 1991, and his widow Audrey, found the manuscript and illustrations in their California home soon after his death.
The materials were set aside and then rediscovered in 2013. Random House Children’s Books said in February that it expects to release additional books from the found materials.
This buried treasure tells the story of the brother and sister who visit a pet store to pick a pet, but can’t decide what pet to get, Random House said.
The publishing company said the story is intended to illustrate a life lesson that it is difficult to make up your mind, but sometimes you just have to do it.
“Ted loved and had pets himself, as a young boy on up through adulthood, and that makes the wonderful excitement and buzz for this new book all the more special,” said Susan Brandt, president, licensing and marketing of Dr. Seuss Enterprises.
Like all of Dr. Seuss’s classics, the book is in his signature rhyming style.
An Editor’s Note at the end of the book discusses the pets Dr. Seuss used to have, how he came up with the concept for this book, and how his hidden manuscript was discovered.