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Rainn Wilson Narrating New Dr. Seuss Book

If you thought Harper Lee was the only classic author releasing a new book this summer, you thought wrong. A posthumous Dr. Seuss book is also out now.

According to Inquisitr, actor and comedian Rainn Wilson is narrating the audio version of the new book, What Pet Should I Get?, which came out earlier this week. Dr. Seuss’s widow, Audrey Geisel, found the book’s manuscripts and drawings for the book two years ago, but estimates he worked on it sometime between 1958 and 1962.

This is not the first of Dr. Seuss’ books to be released posthumously. Reviews have stated that the new book doesn’t have any particular message or lesson that it’s trying to get across.

Get What Pet Should I Get? in hardcover for $10.09.

Or on your Kindle for $9.59.

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Lost Dr. Seuss Books To Be Released Soon

It’s been more than 20  years since the famed children’s author died, but Dr. Seuss’s (real name: Theodor Geisel) wife and friend will be releasing some of his recently discovered lost manuscripts as soon as this summer.

According to The Wall Street Journalthe author’s wife and former secretary found the manuscripts in Geisel’s office, complete with some black-and-white illustrations, in 2013. The first release will be What Pet Should I Get, due out on July 28th. The book includes characters from Seuss’s One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish.

At least another two books are expected, but publishers have not announced dates or titles.

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Dr. Seuss E-Books Now Available

Though digital sales of books have skyrocketed in recent years, they haven’t in terms of children’s books. But Random House is hoping to change that now by releasing Dr. Seuss books in e-book format.

According to The New York Times, the first Dr. Seuss books to go digital last month were The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, There’s a Wocket in My Pocket!, and The Lorax. Though there are some who believe the children’s books won’t be as effective with its illustration in e-book format, others argue that as long as the books are exactly replicated, it will be fine.

Not to mention, with digital publishing, more effects can be added. Random House Children’s Publishing is even thinking about enhancing the books — possibly with sound? Publishers believe this could be a good component for schools as well, as Julie Bosman explains.

Barbara Marcus, the president and publisher of Random House Children’s Books, said she did not envision digital sales of picture books overtaking print, but that the releases would provide an additional option for parents who want the convenience of e-books.

“We see it as a companion to print,” Ms. Marcus said. “We are facing, in a happy way, a transitional moment in picture books. I believe the school market is becoming more interested in digital, and we want to be there.”

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