What Pet Should I Get? By Dr. Seuss

Published by Random House Books for Young Readers

Summary: Two children (the same two from One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish) are on a mission to choose a pet. They consider cats, dogs, birds, and some other fantastic creatures, but have trouble narrowing their decision to just one. They finally make their choice and are shown carrying a basket out of the pet shop with two eyes peering out from the dark interior, leaving the reader to guess what’s inside. Ages 4-8.

Pros: Fans will be thrilled that there’s a new Dr. Seuss book, more than 20 years after his death. Back matter tells how the manuscript was discovered and turned into a book.

Cons: I couldn’t help thinking of Go Set a Watchman. Sometimes it’s okay to just let the classics be and not try to squeeze out one more. I liked these Seuss illustrations, but the rhymes seemed a bit forced at times and the ending was abrupt.

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