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Are you excited that Dr. Seuss is soon to have a new release, "What Pet Should I Get?"?

Asked by ibstubro (18765points) July 23rd, 2015

I love the man.
I’m excited.

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marinelife's avatar

I always wonder what the author would have thought when things they did not choose to publish are published after their deaths, but that doesn’t stop me from looking forward to it.

Coloma's avatar

I loved Dr. Seuss. Sounds like a fun new release.

What pet should I get
will I need to buy a leash or a net
will it be fat or a pet that is thin
will my pet have feathers, fur or scales and skin

Will it be tall or short
meow, bark or bray
will it stay up all night and sleep all the day
Will it be a mammal a bird, a reptile or fish
will it eat from my hand or only a dish

Oh me oh my what pet should I choose,
a ferret or parrot or big lumbering moose
I know!
The pet for me is a waddling goose!

Meh…Seuss has nothing on me. lol

keobooks's avatar

I was leery about it when I first heard it was coming out. I feared that it might be some manuscript he never wanted published. But according to his widow, it just got lost in his mad publishing shuffle. Considering that it’s from the 60s when he did his best work, it will be exciting to see.

Here2_4's avatar

If my kids were still little I would be thrilled. We all loved Seuss. Now though, I fear the hype, and probably overinflated cost would suck the fun out of it for me. I hate how an artist’s passing seems like a sales bonanza to merchants.

Coloma's avatar

@Here2_4 Maybe, but if the books a hit it will still bring joy to a whole new generation of little kids so it’s still a win/win.

Here2_4's avatar

Sure. I just wish that in such cases there would not be cost insanity. New generations should be able to enjoy his books. They should not be priced like collectors items. Only the original manuscript should get that distinction.

ibstubro's avatar

There are bazillions of used Seuss books out there, @Here2_4, of every title but this one. His widow is still in charge, so I doubt there will be a price gouge. If there is a gouge? So what – it’ll only be the parents that think their kid has to have the newest thing first, not the kids. In the target age group it’s doubtful every Suess book is already tired to the kids.

Even at that, I’m sure libraries will be ordering them by the gross.

talljasperman's avatar

@ibstubro My favorite is “are you my mother”?

ucme's avatar

No, no i’m not.

weeveeship's avatar

Not so much excited, as I am intrigued. That is, I’m not jumping up and down for joy, but I am interested in reading the story to see what it is about.

ibstubro's avatar

I loved the absurdity of “Green Eggs and Ham” even as a kid, @talljasperman.

Are You My Mother was actually a book written by P. D. Eastman released under the I CAN READ IT ALL BY MYSELF Beginner Books series that featured The Cat in the Hat prominently in the logo. I can’t find any information about the “I CAN READ…” series on-line. Selection for inclusion in, or origins of.

And yes, I’m a little excited!

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