The classic works of Dr. Seuss are getting an update for the digital age. Publisher Random House has announced that 40 of Dr. Seuss' books will be converted into ebooks and put on sale starting on September 24th. The books will be published in three waves, with the first group including classics like The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, Oh, the Places You'll Go!, Horton Hears a Who!, and The Lorax. The second and third wave of ebooks will arrive on October 22nd and November 5th with titles like How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Bartholomew and Oobleck. Most ebooks will be priced at $10.99 (a subset comes in a bit cheaper at $8.99) and Random House says all digital copies will preserve the original layout and illustrations of Dr. Seuss.
Random House is also publishing "read and listen" versions of the books that come with brand-new audio recordings along with the digital layout. One thing we don't yet know, however, is where these books will be sold. There's no mention of any specific retailers like Amazon or Apple iBooks, though we'd imagine that the biggest players will all be selling these ebooks. At the very least, you probably won't want to try reading your Seuss ebooks with a standard E Ink Kindle,