Dr. Seuss book explores what came before ‘Fish’
Hanover, N.H. — Harper Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman” isn’t the only book out this summer that reveals another look at beloved characters.
Released Tuesday, “What Pet Should I Get?” by Dr. Seuss features the same siblings as “One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish.” They ponder what kind of animal to acquire, but the end leaves readers guessing.
Seuss’ real name was Theodor Geisel. He wrote and illustrated more than 40 children’s books in his lifetime. His wife found the text and illustrations for the new book soon after his death in 1991, but they were set aside and only rediscovered in 2013.
A Seussian expert at Geisel’s alma mater, Dartmouth College, believes the new book inspired “One Fish Two Fish,” which is full of fanciful animals.