Lindsay Wildlife and Barnes & Noble Celebrate Dr. Seuss!

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For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                               July 15, 2015

Lindsay Wildlife Partners with Barnes & Noble in Downtown Walnut Creek for the Release of Dr. Seuss’s Newest Book!

WALNUT CREEK—Lindsay Wildlife Experience is joining downtown Walnut Creek Barnes & Noble for the exciting release of “What Pet Should I Get?” by famed children’s author Dr. Seuss.

635598582886844008-WhatPetShouldIGet-COVERAfter his passing in 1991 projects of Dr. Seuss, aka Ted Geisel, were put aside. In 2013, the full text and illustrations for “What Pet Should I Get?” were rediscovered among Dr. Seuss’s belongings by his wife Audrey Geisel and long-time secretary Claudia Prescott.

“It is especially heartwarming for me as this year also marks twenty-five years since the publication of the last book of Ted’s career, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” said Audrey Geisel in a news release.

Bay Area residents will get the chance to discover this book, and meet a live Lindsay Wildlife animal ambassador, at 11 a.m. and the 7 p.m. at the downtown Walnut Creek Barnes & Noble July 28. Children of all ages can listen to a reading of this never-before-seen picture book that captures the classic childhood moment of choosing a pet. Participants can meet a Lindsay Wildlife animal and hear the story of how this surprise guest came to live at Lindsay.

Both readings will be held upstairs at Barnes & Noble and are part of the bookstore’s month-long celebration “Get Pop-Cultured.” Children will have the chance to interact with one of Lindsay Wildlife’s domestic animal ambassadors such as Miles the Rabbit or Guinea Pigs Chip and Dash.

Lindsay Wildlife reminds pet owners and readers that choosing a pet is an exciting yet serious responsibility.

“The right pet can bring happiness, companionship and provide a valuable connection outside of our own species, helping humans relate to the natural world,” said Lindsay Live Collection Curator Dawn Manley.

She advises potential pet owners to prepare themselves by doing research and considering their motivation for getting a pet before making a decision.

Manley reinforces that “Wild animals should not be kept as pets.”

Wild animals are an amazing and important part of the earth’s ecosystem and it is illegal to take wild animals into captivity without permits. Keeping a wild animal as pet not only has potential to harm the said animal but also poses a threat to its keeper and other domestic animals. To celebrate The Summer of Cats-Felines: Fierce and Friendly, Lindsay Wildlife encourages young visitors to take the“Purr-fect Pledge,” reinforcing its message to keep domestic cats inside to prevent injuries, disease and short life spans. Children will have the opportunity to take the pledge after the story reading at Barnes & Noble.


 About Lindsay Wildlife Experience:

Celebrating its 60th anniversary, Lindsay connects people with wildlife to inspire responsibility and respect for the world we share. It is a unique natural history and environmental education center where wild live animals are just inches away from visitors. It serves more than 100,000 children and adults and treats more than 5,000 animals each year, includes the first wildlife rehabilitation hospital established in the U.S. Lindsay is open Tuesday for Members Only and Wednesday through Sunday; general admission is $8.50/adults; $6.50/children ages 2-17; $7.50/seniors age 65 and up, free for members. Free parking. Check for hours and directions.

Media Contact:

Gianna Nardi

Lindsay Wildlife Experience

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