Dr. Seuss to make ebook debut

Billy Langsworthy

By Billy Langsworthy

September 6th 2013 at 10:19AM
UPDATED September 6th 2013 at 11:24AM
Dr. Seuss to make ebook debut

Random House Children's Books is publishing Dr. Seuss library as ebooks at the end of this month.

Starting on September 24th, 15 Dr. Seuss books will become available as ebooks for the first time, with each maintaining the layouts and illustrations from the print edition.

The range will also be published as Read & Listen editions thanks to new audio recordings of the books.

“Random House Children’s Books and Dr. Seuss Enterprises have been publishing partners for decades. I am so pleased to announce the start of an exciting new chapter in our long and thriving relationship, as we embark on expanding the Dr. Seuss reading experience together with ebooks,” said Barbara Marcus, president and publisher at Random House Children’s Books.

“We are delighted that today’s parents, their children, and educators can now add Dr. Seuss’s classics to their digital bookshelves, joining the cherished hardcovers that we have all grown up with.”

The titles arriving in the format on September 24th include The Cat in the Hat; Green Eggs and Ham; Horton Hears a Who! and The Lorax.

More will follow on October 22nd, including I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!, Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now!,  Happy Birthday to You! and How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

The final batch, including Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?, Hunches in Bunches and I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew, will land on November 5th.

“The introduction of ebook editions to the Dr. Seuss canon is an exciting milestone that we know will enhance Dr. Seuss’s legacy,” says Susan Brandt, president, Licensing & Marketing at Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P.

“When Dr. Seuss wrote The Cat in the Hat more than fifty years ago, he revolutionised the way children learn to read. Today, we celebrate that his impact on reading will thrive for generations to come with these new ebooks.”

Dr. Seuss’s books have sold more than 600 million print book copies worldwide.

The complete list of Dr. Seuss ebooks, and the dates they arrive, are detailed below:

September 24th: The Cat in the Hat; Green Eggs and Ham; Oh, the Places You’ll Go!; Horton Hears a Who!; One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish; Dr. Seuss’s ABC; Fox in Socks; Hop on Pop; Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?; Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!; The Cat in the Hat Comes Back; The Foot Book; There’s a Wocket in My Pocket!; The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins; and The Lorax.

October 22nd: I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!; Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now!; The Cat’s Quizzer; The Shape of Me and Other Stuff; Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book; Happy Birthday to You!; Horton Hatches the Egg; How the Grinch Stole Christmas!; The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories; The Sneetches and Other Stories; Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories; And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street; I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! and Other Stories; If I Ran the Circus; If I Ran the Zoo; On Beyond Zebra!; The King’s Stilts; and Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose.
 
November 5th: Oh Say Can You Say?; Bartholomew and the Oobleck; Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?; Hunches in Bunches; I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew; McElligot’s Pool; The Butter Battle Book; and You’re Only Old Once!