Dr. Seuss’ new book, ‘What Pet Should I Get?’ has kids of all ages excited
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The release of “What Pet Should I Get?” is huge news among the sippy-cup crowd. Random House is expecting more than a wumpus of interest, putting out a whopping 1 million hardcover copies in the first edition.
Barnes & Noble is one of many book chains heralding the tome with special readings for kids. And libraries are already getting their sneetches, diffendoofers and lerkims ready for the onslaught.
“I have been waiting for this book,” says librarian Jackie Mosteller of the New York Public Library’s New Amsterdam branch on Murray St., who got an advance peek at the Daily News’ copy. “I love it. It’s adorable, whimsical, fanciful — everything you could imagine Dr. Seuss was about.”
Impressing a librarian is easier than hopping on pop. But how would “What Pet Should I Get?” do with the tough audience: toddlers?