New Dr. Seuss Book Features Pets
The summer’s second big literary event is much less controversial than the release of Harper Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman.” The much-loved Dr. Seuss died 24 years ago, but he has a new book hitting bookstores Tuesday, “What Pet Should I Get?” Random House has printed 1 million copies of the highly anticipated book.
In the book, a brother and sister have until noon to choose a pet from a pet store. “I love it. It’s adorable, whimsical, fanciful — everything you could imagine Dr. Seuss was about,” says librarian Jackie Mosteller of the New York Public Library.
The author’s drawings and script for the book were found just two years ago by Seuss’ longtime assistant. It was believed to be written between 1958 and 1962, so the publisher tweaked the text to encourage people to adopt rather than buy pets. — Read it at the New York Daily News