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 - lfasce1 - LibraryThing
During my Junior year of high school, we used this book in our AP Environmental Science class, that should give you a sense of how fantastic the message is in this story. This story shows children ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - eschoe1 - LibraryThing
This book was great (like every other Dr.Seuss book)! I loved the illustrations in this book. As I learned from my author review, this was one of the first books that Dr. Seuss incorporated color into ... Read full review