The announcement of a new, original Dr. Seuss book sent a wave of nostalgic giddiness across social media, and the number of preorders for “What Pet Should I Get?” has been climbing for months. Now, its time is almost here. The first new book in 25 years by Dr. Seuss, aka Theodor Geisel, will debut July 28.

In a review in verse, the New York Times’ Michiko Kakutani said the new book is “short and it’s Seuss-ish, not ‘One Fish Two Fish.’ ” She wrote:

“Seuss never spoke down to his readers, no matter how small.

His tales were told with vim, vigor and zest.

‘What Pet Should I Get?’ entertains us just fine.

Who cares if this book’s not really his best?”

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