New Dr. Seuss Book Out: What Pet Should I Get?

Dr. Seuss, the author of such children’s favorites as The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham, died in 1991.

According to The Wall Street Journal, the manuscript of an unpublished book – What Pet Should I Get? – was initially found in his home soon after he died and later rediscovered in 2013 together with enough material for two other titles.

According to publishersweekly.com, the book was recently published and in its first week on sale, What Pet Should I Get? sold 200,000 copies, making it the fastest-selling picture book in Random House Children’s Books history.

News of the Dr. Seuss manuscript came fast on the heels of the disclosure in early February that News Corp’s HarperCollins Publishers had acquired a recently discovered manuscript by Harper Lee titled Go Set a Watchman.  Go Set a Watchman was actually written prior to the book To Kill a Mockingbird.

That development surprised many who believed that Lee had written only one book, states The Wall Street Journal.  Lee is 89 years old.

http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-book-news/article/67720-what-pet-should-i-get-sells-200k-in-first-week.html

http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2015/08/06/dr-seusss-what-pet-should-i-get-sells-200000-copies-in-its-first-week/

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