Every March, schools across the country celebrate a very special day. It’s a day full of reading and exploration, and it’s all because of Dr. Seuss. March 2 is Dr. Seuss’s birthday, and while the famous children’s author passed away 28 years ago, his legacy about the joys of reading is still honored today.
This year for Dr. Seuss Day, horse lovers had an extra reason to smile. Random House Children’s Books announced this past Thursday that a never-before-seen Dr. Seuss book will be hitting the bookshelves this fall–and it’s all about a horse.
The book is called “Dr. Seuss’ Horse Museum.” Written by Dr. Seuss himself, the original manuscript was discovered in the late author’s home after he passed away. Random House Children’s Books said in a press release,
“Artists and non-artists alike will appreciate the timeless theme in Dr. Seuss’ Horse Museum that there is no one right way to interpret the beauty we encounter every day.”
The story follows a friendly horse who takes a group of students to an art museum. The bulk of the book is being kept under wraps until it’s officially released on September 3rd 2019, but the publisher did say it will be a book about all the different (and beautiful) ways people view the world and the process of creating art. There will be photographic reproductions of famous horse artwork, and the horse main character is expected to enter the same category of literary favorites like Horton the Elephant and the Cat in the Hat.
While Dr. Seuss’s original manuscript was found unfinished, Australian illustrator Andrew Joyner has taken up the task of picking up where Dr. Seuss left off. The publisher said Joyner used Dr. Seuss’ original sketches for inspiration, and the whole book will fall in line with what we already love about our favorite Dr. Seuss stories. It’s rumored the Grinch and Horton will even make cameos throughout this new book.
We’ll have to wait until September to get our hands on “Dr. Seuss’ Horse Museum,” but it looks like horse-loving families will soon have a new favorite bedtime story.
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