Childhood dreams come true: Dr. Seuss book hits stands next week

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First Look Inside the New Dr. Seuss Book

As is true with all greats, Dr. Seuss's legacy has lived on far past his death.

Theodor Seuss Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, published over 40 magical, rhyming masterpieces that have enchanted children across the world. When Geisel's widow was clearing out his belonging after his death in 1991 (yes, 24 years ago), she donated most of his work to The University of California, San Diego. The rest, mostly doodles and sketches, she just stashed in a box.

Well, in that box lived Dr. Seuss's next great project, "What Pet Should I Get?"



The rough draft was a 16 black-and-white illustrations, with text that he had typed on paper and taped to the drawings. Luckily for us, and "Cat in the Hat" lovers everywhere, this draft was turned into a beautiful, colorful book that Dr. Seuss would sure be proud of.

"What Pet Should I Get?" will be released by Random House on Tuesday, July 28, with a first printing of one million copies. Run to your nearest bookstore, to get your hands on the final chapter to a magical legacy.

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Childhood dreams come true: Dr. Seuss book hits stands next week
HAGERSTOWN, MD - FEBRUARY 26, 2015: Image of The Cat in the Hat book by Dr. Seuss. Dr. Seuss is widely know for his children's books.
American author and illustrator Dr Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel, 1904 - 1991) sits at his drafting table in his home office with a copy of his book, 'The Cat in the Hat', La Jolla, California, April 25, 1957. (Photo by Gene Lester/Getty Images)
HAGERSTOWN, MD - FEBRUARY 26, 2015: Image of Green Eggs and Ham book by Dr. Seuss. Dr. Seuss is widely know for his children's books.
HAGERSTOWN, MD - FEBRUARY 26, 2015: Image of One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish book by Dr. Seuss. Dr. Seuss is widely know for his children's books.
HAGERSTOWN, MD - FEBRUARY 26, 2015: Image of The Cat in the Hat Comes Back book by Dr. Seuss. Dr. Seuss is widely know for his children's books.
HAGERSTOWN, MD - FEBRUARY 26, 2015: Image of On Beyond Zebra book by Dr. Seuss. Dr. Seuss is widely know for his children's books.
Theodor Seuss Geisel 1904 -– 1991, American writer, poet, and cartoonist at work on a drawing of a grinch, the hero of his forthcoming book, 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas' (Photo by: Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 18: ABC SPECIAL - 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas!' - 12/18/66, A grumpy hermit hatches a plan to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville., (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
American author and illustrator Dr Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel, 1904 - 1991) sits with pen and paper as he works on his book 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas' by his pool in La Jolla, California, April 25, 1957. (Photo by Gene Lester/Getty Images)
American author and illustrator Dr Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel, 1904 - 1991), holds the head of one of his characters in his home work room, La Jolla, California, April 25, 1957. (Photo by Gene Lester/Getty Images)
American author and illustrator Dr Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel, 1904 - 1991) sits outdoors talking with a group of children, holding a copy of his book, 'The Cat in the Hat', La Jolla, California, April 25, 1957. (Photo by Gene Lester/Getty Images)
American writer and illustrator Dr Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel, 1904 - 1991) points towards something in the distance while his wife Helen prepares to take a picture outside their home in La Jolla, California, April 25, 1957. (Photo by Gene Lester/Getty Images)
FEB 7 1976, FEB 9 1976, APR 1 1984; Geisel, Theodor Seuss - Individuals - Dr. Seuss; (Photo By Steve Larson/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
YONKERS, NY - MARCH 1: Theodor Geisel attends Dr. Suess In-Store Appearance on March 1, 1986 at Caldor in Yonkers, New York. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
TAYLOR MOMSEN with JIM CARREY.'Dr. Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas' .Supplied by ES-Globe Photos, inc..TV-Film-Still.K20375ES (Credit Image: © Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com)
UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 11: ABC SPECIAL - 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas!' - 12/18/66, A grumpy hermit hatches a plan to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville., (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
Theodor S Geisel, known to his millons of fans the world over as Dr. Seuss in a publicity portrait from the film biography 'In Search Of Dr. Seuss', 1994. (Photo by TNT/Getty Images)
Thing 1, The Cat in the Hat and Thing 2 during Theodor 'Dr. Seuss' Geisel Honored Posthumously with Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame at Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Chris Polk/FilmMagic)
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