Thursday 14 January 2016

Book Review || What Pet Should I Get?

Dr Seuss is back by popular demand!!!

'Theodor  "Seuss" Geisel is quite simply the most beloved children's book author of all time!!!
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1984, an Academy Award, three Emmy Awards, three Grammy Awards and three Caldecott Honors, Geisel wrote and illustrated 45 books for children.
While Theodor Geisel died on September 24 1991, Dr. Seuss lives on, inspiring generations of children of all ages  to explore the joys of reading!'

The text and illustrations for What Pet Should I Get? were originally completed by Dr. Seuss sometime in the 1950s but lay undiscovered until his wife, Audrey Geisel, and long time secretary and friend Claudia Prescott discovered them in a box whilst cleaning out his office space in autumn 2013!

My brother and I grew up with my mum reading Dr Seuss to us, our favourite was Green Eggs and Ham and I still have the original book which I now read to the boys.
I have a good collection of Dr Seuss books as the boys all love them as much as me. 

When the opportunity came to review a brand new Dr Seuss book I was more than happy too!

Picking a new pet can always be tricky, and this book is all about a child's struggle when faced with so many lovely looking pets at the pet shop.

The children are taking to the pet shop and they have great difficulty in picking a pet, should they get a dog, a cat, a Yent?!?

At the end they both agree on one ...... But you don't actually get to see what they've picked!

Which leads to great conversations. 
I decided they got a dog, Noah decided they got a monkey (yea I know) and the twins couldn't quite decided at first Oscar said they got all of them but Alex quickly reminded him "Dad said only one!!"

A lovely book and I'm so happy that it was published. 

HarperCollins will also be releasing Horton and the Kwuggerbug - a collection of four Dr. Seuss stories first published in the 1950s in magazines - in March 2916!

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