The cat in the hat’s not back, but look who appears in the forgotten stories of Dr Seuss

It’s an old book, new book, we forgot about you book – ok, so my flair for creating catchy rhymes is no match for the zany tales of Dr Seuss. So it’s just as well a new collection of long lost stories will soon be released to commemorate what would have been the author’s 112th birthday.

Horton and the Kwuggerbug and More Lost Stories includes four works by Dr Seuss, originally published in magazines in the 1950s, but up until now largely forgotten. With freshly-coloured artwork and a cast of characters including Horton the elephant and the Grinch, the book will be treasured by fans.

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Entertaining for all ages, the Seuss formula of funny stories, whacky pictures and riotous rhymes has meant generations of readers have enjoyed his imaginative tales that are still being published today, more than 60 years after their first release.

Theodor Seuss Geisel wrote his first children’s title in 1937 and has since sold more than 650 million books worldwide.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1984, an Academy Award, three Emmy Awards and three Grammy Awards, Dr Seuss wrote and illustrated 45 books for children, among them The Cat in the Hat, which was published in 1957.

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