Random House, 1971 - Juvenile Fiction - 70 pages
Long before “going green” was mainstream, Dr. Seuss's Lorax spoke for the trees and warned of the dangers of disrespecting the environment. In this cautionary rhyming tale, we learn of the Once-ler, who came across a valley of Truffula Trees and Brown Bar-ba-loots (“frisking about in their Bar-ba-loot suits as they played in the shade and ate Truffula Fruits”), and how his harvesting of the tufted trees changed the landscape forever. With the release of the blockbuster film version, the Lorax and his classic tale have educated a new generation of young readers not only about the importance of seeing the beauty in the world around us, but also about our responsibility to protect it.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - burnit99 - LibraryThing
Dr. Seuss sometimes wandered into the political arena, as with this treatment of damaged ecologies, endangered species, pollution, and the role of Big Business in contributing to these problems. The message of the Lorax seems even more relevant in these days of climate change and corporate greed. Read full review
Review: The LoraxUser Review - Joel Duff - Goodreads
I forgot just how sophisticated the rhyming in this book is. It is a joy to read ... and an environmental message way ahead of its time. Read full review