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Dr. Seuss Has A New Book And Surprise: It's Great

Dr. Seuss has a long-lost book coming out next week. While it's no "Green Eggs and Ham," it's pretty sweet.
Posted at 10:59 AM, Jul 24, 2015

If Harper Lee's "Go Set a Watchman" sounds a little too heavy for your reading tastes, maybe you could try a different literary boomerang— Dr. Seuss has a new book, too

"What Pet Should I Get?" hits bookshelves July 28, and the doctor is finding a more welcoming critical reception than Harper Lee. 

USA Today gave the book three stars out of four. The New York Times said"The book is, if not top-flight Seuss, a very good example of his particular genius for distilling both the spirit of his times and the timeless mind-set of children."

The story is believed to have been written in the late '50s, and is possibly related to the classic "One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish." The starring characters are almost identical. 

"What Pet Should I Get?" is the story of two children overwhelmed by the options in their local pet store. Some of the options are as mundane as dog and cat, but others are more imaginative and, well, fictional. 

The book was discovered by Dr. Seuss' widow, Audrey Geisel, among some old papers. Seuss' publisher, Random House, reassembled the scattered manuscript and colored in the black-and-white drawings. 

So which book should you buy this month? As "What Pet's" leading man says, "It is something to make a mind up!" 

This video includes images from Getty Images, Dr. Seuss Enterprises and Library of Congress