What Pet Should I Get? (to be released this week) was discovered filed away in Theodore Geisel’s home in 2013. He died in 1991 so it’s amazing the manuscript ever saw the light of day.
Sarah Larson of The New Yorker magazine describes the book as “an amiable stroll through Seussdom that might have seemed extraordinary if Dr. Seuss hadn’t published anything else.” You can read the article on The New Yorker web site.
The July 26, 2015 edition of the New York Times devoted the entire book section front page to the soon-to-be-released book, What Pet Should I Get? So this release is a big deal.
Who hasn’t read any of his books as a child? Parents and teachers have read many of his books inumerable times to their children. Theodore Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss) is as much an American icon as baseball, Apple pie, and fireworks in July. Dr Seuss books appeal to children and adults for varying reasons which is not easily done as a writer.
My favorite Dr. Seuss book is Oh, The Places You Will Go. I gave one to my oldest son for his high school graduation present. It just seemed so appropriate for that event in his life. And he did go many places. He is a judge in NYC. He tries not to be too judgmental.
If you have a favorite Dr. Seuss book, please feel free to share using the comments section.