A brand new, never before seen picture book by Dr. Seuss, What Pet Should I Get? was published posthumously when his publishing company stumbled upon the old manuscript. Random House Children’s Books | July 28, 2015 | Hardcover | 48pp
Some people think that suddenly discovered manuscripts by big-name authors are mere money grabs, such as Harper’s Lee’s new release of Go Set a Watchman, a follow up to To Kill a Mockingbird which was originally been submitted as the first manuscript. Money grab or not, I don’t care. It’s Dr. Seuss and for me, the ploy worked. Hook. Line. Sinker.
Dr. Suess’ poetry, limericks, and bizarre drawings were a staple of childhood imagination – for generations of people. I want my children to have the same memories. Although we have quite a few Dr. Seuss books in our personal library, I had to add this book to our repertoire.
When may of us have read them all, I can’t tell you how wonderful it was to experience a new Dr. Seuss book for the very first time with my own children in my lap. And they made me read it no less than ten times.
The last few pages contain a short biography of Dr. Seuss which read as a final salute to the man who brought so much joy to young readers over the years, a man who will continue to live on through his work. Highly suggested.