First book, last book
Not so fast! Look!
What was last is last no more.
A new, old Seuss book’s on the fore.
This is a year for reading new books from old — one even dead — authors.
First there was the discovery of an unpublished manuscript written by Harper Lee, author of “To Kill a Mockingbird.” “Go Set a Watchman” will hit bookstores in July.
But just after, “What Pet Should I Get?” will be published to the delight of Dr. Seuss enthusiasts.
That manuscript was in a box found in the home of Dr. Seuss (Theodore Geisel) in San Diego shortly after his death in 1991. Two years ago, Audrey Geisel, Dr. Seuss’s widow, and longtime secretary and friend Claudia Prescott discovered the manuscript, which was nearly complete. They are carefully supervising the completion of “What Pet Should I Get?” so that Random House can get it in stores on July 28.
Oh, what happy children they
Who’ll read the book and then will say,
“I shall get a yellow cat
With skinny legs and tail so fat.
“Or maybe it will have to be
A baby bear that climbs a tree.
“More exotic? How about a moose?”
We’ll have to wait for Dr. Seuss.