Dr. Seuss postage stampMarch 2nd is Dr. Seuss’s birthday. His real name is Theodor Seuss Geisel, and he’s the author of The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, Horton Hears a Who, and many other books.

A commemorative postage stamp, which you see here, was issued by the United States in 2004 on the anniversary of his 100th birthday.

And now, twenty-four years after his death, Dr. Seuss is going to be published again! The complete manuscript and sketches for What Pet Should I Get? was recently found in an old box and will be published this summer!

Middle School Writing Prompt -- In 2015, twenty-four years after his death, Dr. Seuss had another book published! If you were to find a lost Dr. Seuss manuscript, what would its title be?Now it’s your turn: You are rummaging around in an old box in Dr. Seuss’s attic and you find another manuscript buried under old clothes and shoes. What have you found?

Write the title of this undiscovered book and then write the first page or two of this new story in poem form.

Copyright © 2015 by Sharon Watson

Image: U. S. Postal Service stamp

Image: Al Ravenna

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