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dateline: 06 March 2019

Discovered Dr. Seuss Story To Be Published this Fall

Pre-Listening Vocabulary

  • publish: to print and share with readers
  • beloved: loved by many
  • aka: also known as
  • manuscript: a written copy of text (before publication)
  • commission: to assign a job to a creator
  • enthusiast: one who has an interest or passion for something
  • sculpt: to shape into art

Discovered Dr. Seuss Story To Be Published This Fall

A new story by beloved children’s author Theodor Seuss Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, is due to be published this fall. The manuscript for Dr. Seuss’s Horse Museum was discovered in the home after he died. The artwork was not yet finished, so an illustrator was commissioned to complete the book. The story art and how we each see the world differently. It features photographs of real horse art by famous artists including Picasso. Dr. Seuss was a modern art enthusiast. In addition to illustrating children’s books, he painted and sculpted realist as a hobby.

Comprehension Questions

  1. Where and when was the manuscript discovered?
  2. What is the book about?
  3. Why does the report mention Picasso?

Discussion Questions

Many children learn to read by listening to and reciting rhymes from Dr. Seuss’s storybooks, such as Fox in Socks and The Cat in the Hat. What was your favourite children’s storybook and why?

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Written by Tara Benwell for EnglishClub
Tara Benwell is a Canadian freelance writer and editor who specializes in materials and articles for the ELT industry.

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