by Dr. Seuss
Random House Books for Young Readers
September 23, 2014
48 Pages • ISBN 978-0553524260 • Hardcover
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This never-ever-before-seen picture book by Dr. Seuss about making up one’s mind is the literary equivalent of buried treasure! What happens when a brother and sister visit a pet store to pick a pet? Naturally, they can’t choose just one! The tale captures a classic childhood moment—choosing a pet—and uses it to illuminate a life lesson: that it is hard to make up your mind, but sometimes you just have to do it!
Told in Dr. Seuss’s signature rhyming style, this is a must-have for Seuss fans and book collectors, and a perfect choice for the holidays, birthdays, and happy occasions of all kinds.
An Editor’s Note at the end discusses Dr. Seuss’s pets, his creative process, and the discovery of the manuscript and illustrations for What Pet Should I Get?
A "lost" Dr. Seuss tale that follows a brother and sister to the pet store, and the mounting decisions and uncertainties that come with trying to make up their minds about which new pet to bring home. It's your typical Seuss, a quick read with whimsical illustrations, but it's the included afterword that makes the book something special, especially for fans of Dr. Seuss: details about Seuss' own pets; his creative process behind writing his books; and the story behind the discovery of What Pet Should I Get?". Probably only for hardcore Seuss fans, but a fun little book all the same.