The business that holds the intellectual property rights to Dr. Seuss’ works said on Wednesday that new books penned and illustrated by an inclusive collection of up-and-coming authors and artists would feature previously unpublished sketches of Dr. Seuss’ amazing animals.
Diverse Artists To Write And Illustrate New Dr. Seuss-Inspired Books
Dr. Seuss Enterprises announced in a statement released on the author’s birthday that the new line of books would feature fresh stories inspired by artwork from the author’s archives at the University of California San Diego.
Exactly a year ago, the company founded by Dr. Seuss’s family (his full name was Theodor Seuss Geisel) announced that it will discontinue publishing six Dr. Seuss novels because they include racist and insensitive pictures, a decision that was met with both criticism and acclaim.
A person of Asian descent is shown in the song “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street” using a conical hat, chopsticks, and a bowl. In “If I Ran the Zoo,” there is a picture of two African guys dressed in what might be grass skirts and wearing their hair in high ponytails. Included in this group were the books “McElligot’s Pool,” “On Beyond Zebra!,” “Scrambled Eggs Super!” and “The Cat’s Quiz.”
Susan Brandt, President and CEO of Dr. Seuss Enterprises, stated in a statement, “We look forward to putting the focus on a new generation of artists who we know will bring their own voices and style to the page while also pulling inspiration from the ingenuity and imagination of Dr. Seuss.”
The Seuss Studios imprint of Random House Children’s Books will Release Books Aimed at Young Readers (ages 4 to 8).
According to the San Diego-based company, “the original Dr. Seuss sketch that serves as inspiration for each of the new Seuss Studios books will be included in the book,” along with a message from the authors detailing how they were inspired, and their process.
A cat-like monster with huge ears and a flock of hummingbirds sporting bright plumage and beaks with sharp points are among the depictions.
Exactly one year ago, Dr. Seuss’s real name was Theodor Seuss Geisel, and his family business stated it will discontinue publishing six Dr. Seuss titles due to racist and offensive pictures. This decision was met with both criticism and admiration.
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