by Cayce McCarthy. Arts and Entertainment blogger.
Dr. Seuss the famed children’s picture book author and illustrator that passed away 28 years ago has a new book coming out in September 3rd of this year. Random House Children’s Books had recently announced this news yesterday. This new book is about creating and experiencing art. The title of this new book is called Dr. Seuss’ Horse Museum. There will be about 250,000 printed copies to come out in September.
The original manuscript was found in the late author’s home along with the 2015 Best Seller “What Pet Should I Get?” This new book follows the story of a horse taking a group of young students to an art museum. This book teaches the reader that art and beauty is interpreted differently by each person so, in a way, all things are beautiful. Since the book’s artwork wasn’t finished the illustrator Andrew Joyner was hired to finish the artwork of the book. Joyner himself was inspired to finish the artwork Seuss had already drawn.
There will be some Dr. Seuss characters that will make cameos throughout the book such as the Grinch, Horton (from Horton Hears a Who) and the world famous Cat in the Hat. There will be a note from the publishers about Seuss’ love for art and about Joyner and his artwork as well. Seuss was always a fan of art and journalism. He went to Oxford University where he sketched characters in his notebook instead of paying attention in class. He was also a political cartoonist back during WWII.
Some of those cartoons Seuss wasn’t proud of because they were racist to the Japanese peoples. Because of this and his experiences with racial prejudice that he faced himself during WWI and what he contributed to in WWII inspired him to write the book The Sneetches. In this story, there are two groups of bird-like creatures. One group with stars on their stomachs and ones without. The ones without were seen lesser until one day they realize stars or no stars everyone deserves equality, love, and compassion because deep down we’re are all the same. Seuss was known for writing inspiring stories such as the one above so, it’s no surprise that his latest book focuses on his love for art and teaching readers that there is beauty everywhere.