March 2 is National Read Across America Day, and also happens to be the birthday of one of the most prolific children's authors of all time, Dr. Seuss! It'd be hard to find a child in America who isn't familiar with the works of Dr. Seuss. In fact, most kids have their own personal favorite Seuss book (and let's be honest, most adults do too!). We've all learned some pretty important life lessons from Dr. Seuss books, like the importance of trying and the importance of loving and accepting people just as they are. Dr. Seuss died in 1991, but that wasn't the end of his work. In 2012, unpublished manuscripts were found in his La Jolla, California home. "What Pet Should I Get?" was published and became a New York Times bestseller in 2015. And now, it's been announced that another new Dr. Seuss book is on the way! "Dr. Seuss's Horse Museum" will help teach our kiddos about the world of art.
The new book was illustrated by Andrew Joyner. According to a Random House Children's Books press release, Joyner completed the unfinished artwork to go along with the original text by Dr. Seuss. The book will take kids on an art museum adventure. They'll follow along with a friendly horse as he takes a group of students on a guided tour of the museum.
Along the way, the kids will see horse artwork by acclaimed artists like Pablo Picasso, George Stubbs, Rosa Bonheur, Alexander Calder, Jacob Lawrence, Deborah Butterfield, Franz Marc, and Jackson Pollock. There will also be cameos by some of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, like Horton the Elephant, the Grinch, and of course, the Cat in the Hat!
"Dr. Seuss's Horse Museum" is scheduled to be released on September 2, 2019.
Obviously, the collected works of Dr. Seuss are timeless, and they're still being enjoyed by kids now, even decades after they were first published. But it's so amazing that we're still getting new books from our favorite children's author, 28 years after his death. We can't wait until "Dr. Seuss's Horse Museum" is released, so we can share in the magic of Dr. Seuss once again!