What Pet Should I Get?

Written by Dr. Seuss

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More than 60 years after they were first published Dr Seuss’s books continue to work their magic on children: his rhyme and rhythm, nonsense humour and wordplay and sudden bursts of anarchy have strong child appeal. All of these Seussian characteristics are to be found in this ‘new’ story – actually an early manuscript and sketches discovered at his home and completed with loving attention by the editorial team. The story of two children (the two from the classic One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish in fact) sent to choose a pet from the pet shop it has lots of charm and looks wonderful. Adult readers will be interested in the extra material included which contains information on Theodor Seuss Geisel (he was a self-appointed Dr) and the background to his books. ~ Andrea Reece

What Pet Should I Get? Synopsis

A brand new, never-before-seen rhyming romp of a picture book from the legendary Dr. Seuss - special Collector's edition. This never-ever-before-seen picture book by Dr. Seuss about making up one's mind is the literary equivalent of buried treasure! 

A brother and sister visit a pet shop to pick a pet, but can't decide which one to go for. Sometimes making a choice can seem impossible to a child, and What Pet...? explores how it is hard to make up your mind, but sometimes you just have to do it! The cliffhanger ending will also fire children's imaginations and provoke discussion about their own choices.

A Publisher's Note at the end discusses the thrilling recent discovery of this new manuscript and illustrations, exploring Dr Seuss' creative process and the inspiration of his own life in his work. This never-ever-before-seen picture book by Dr. Seuss about making up one's mind is the literary equivalent of buried treasure!

The text and illustrations for What Pet Should I Get? were originally completed by Dr. Seuss sometime in the 1950s but lay undiscovered until his wife, Audrey Geisel, and long-time secretary and friend, Claudia Prescott, discovered them in a box while cleaning out his office space in autumn 2013.

Executive Publisher, Ann-Janine Murtagh said “The book is a rare treasure and as the proud UK and Commonwealth publisher of Dr Seuss, HarperCollins firmly believes that every child and parent deserves to discover the joy of reading a Dr Seuss book.”

What Pet Should I Get? Press Reviews

Dr. Seuss ignites a child's imagination with his mischievous characters and zany verses. - The Express

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ISBN: 9780008183400
Publication date: 26/01/2017
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780008183400
Publication date: 26th January 2017
Author: Dr. Seuss
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 48 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers
Recommendations: Reluctant Readers
Other Categories: Dr. Seuss

About Dr. Seuss

“I look at the world through the wrong end of a telescope.” "A person's a person, no matter how small," Theodor Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, would say. "Children want the same things we want. To laugh, to be challenged, to be entertained and delighted." Brilliant, playful, and always respectful of children, Dr. Seuss charmed his way into the consciousness of four generations of youngsters and parents. In the process, he helped millions of children learn to read. Theodor Seuss Geisel – better known to millions of his fans as Dr. Seuss – was born the son ...

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