These arrived on my doorstep yesterday: advance reader copies (ARCs) of Becoming Dr. Seuss. ARCs are usually sent around to reviewers, but they’re by no means the final version of the book. (Heck, if you’ve got an ARC of Jim Henson: The Biography, you’ve got a version of the book with a completely different prologue than what appeared in the final.) While I don’t anticipate any changes in the text of Dr. Seuss as significant as that, the ARC still doesn’t have the photo insert, nor does it yet have the index. But this gives you a good idea of what the final version will look like; it’s reeeeally close to becoming a real book. The next time I see it, it’ll be a real hardcover.