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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Review: The LoraxUser Review - Charles - Goodreads
What a sad, sad book. I'd never read it before, but I remember the (also depressing) cartoon quite vividly from when I was a kid. I often feel hopeless and insubstantial in the fight to save the ... Read full review
Review: The LoraxUser Review - Monique Welch - Goodreads
And this is how to show your child to respect Mother Nature. Also I want a Truffula tree to plant so I can see the brown bar-BA-lots, Swomee-Swans, and Humming-Fish. Read full review