07/01/2009
THE FIRST GLOW-IN-THE-DARK DR. SEUSS BOOK, A CLASSIC SHORT STORY REISSUED

 

WHAT WAS I SCARED OF?
A Glow-in-the-Dark Encounter

 

On August 11th, 2009, Random House Children’s Books will reissue a classic short story by Dr. Seuss as a glow-in-the-dark picture book. WHAT WAS I SCARED OF? was originally published in Dr. Seuss’s The Sneetches and Other Stories (1961), and is now available in a new stand-alone format, just in time for the Halloween season.

With a slightly spooky plot and glow-in-the-dark ink WHAT WAS I SCARED OF? A Glow-in-the-Dark Encounter is the ultimate read for slumber parties and perusal by flashlight. Dr. Seuss’s splendidly silly story features a narrator who is frightened and followed by a pair of empty green pants in the woods (which are equally terrified of the narrator). Children will learn a lesson about a tolerance and fear through the narrator’s realization at the end: "I was just as strange to them as they were strange to me!"

This new addition to the Dr. Seuss collection will make scaredy pants and Seuss fans of all ages quiver with delight. Throughout the book, glow-in-the-dark ink enhances the narrator, the pants, and moon images—an effect that will give young readers a unique, and entertaining, reading experience. This is the first Dr. Seuss book with a glow-in-the-dark effect.

About Dr. Seuss

Theodor “Seuss” Geisel is quite simply the most beloved children’s book author of all time. The forty-four books he wrote and illustrated under the name Dr. Seuss (and others that he wrote but did not illustrate, including some under the pseudonyms Theo. LeSieg and Rosetta Stone) have been translated into thirty languages. Hundreds of millions of copies have found their way into homes and hearts around the world. Dr. Seuss’s long list of honors includes the Pulitzer Prize and eight honorary doctorates. Works based on his original stories have won three Oscars, three Emmys, three Grammys, and a Peabody. For more information about Dr. Seuss and his works, visit www.seussville.com.