After 25 years, this manuscript for this book was discovered. Even after his death, Dr. Seuss still shocks and surprises us!
Unfortunately Dr. Seuss passed away in 1991 at the age of 87 in La Jolla. At the time, most of his office and content was donated to the special collections archive at UC San Diego. It appears that not all of it was donated and some was stashed away in hidden boxes. When this widow was going through these boxes to have some items appraised, she discovered a unpublished manuscript of a book.
The manuscript for this book is estimated to have been written around the 1950-1960’s and was not discovered until 2013.
The manuscript(book) was originally titled “The Pet Shop” when it was discovered. When released it was titled “What Pet Should I Get?“.
Dr. Seuss fans might see a connection with “One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish” as the same brother and sister are in both books. In this book (What Pet Should I Get?), they visit a pet store to choose a pet.
When this book was released, it was a 25 year gap since Dr. Seuss’s last book was published and released.
“What Pet Should I Get?” was the 46th book written and published by Dr. Seuss and likely his last.
What do you think? Have you heard of What Pet Should I Get? Have You Read It?