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A lost, unpublished Dr. Seuss book has surfaced. (Well, it’s a book idea. Click New Suess to see.)

I would so wear these.

Dr. Seuss turned learning to read on its head, never to be the same. He taught me how to read, and I still love him with all my heart. So I eagerly looked at the scans and comments of this unpublished book, along with the remarks from his publisher.

I find it utterly unbelievable that the publisher would reject this book instead of suggesting a revision. I mean, come on, the book would be a guaranteed sell. The publisher said it was dumb that the main character fumbles balls instead of catches them, and that would put off the readers. Okay, even if that’s the case, how hard would it be to suggest altering the pictures? But he doesn’t.

Maybe Dr. Seuss would have said, no, I want it to be THIS way. There are plenty of little boys who fumble balls and I want it like THIS.

But he isn’t even given the opportunity. That is a crazy publisher. Or did I miss something?

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