The Lorax

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Random House, 1971 - Juvenile Fiction - 70 pages
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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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User Review  - Bobby - Goodreads

Finally reading The Lorax for the first time on Dr. Seuss' 111th birthday! Of course this is well written. And, not surprisingly for a writer as timeless as Seuss, the message still holds up. In fact ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jordan Williams - Goodreads

I feel Dr. Seuss does a great job telling children the beauty and importance of nature. While rhyming and using science-fiction characters in his illustrations he clearly shows the harm in cutting down all the trees in the environment. I feel this is a great book for a science lesson! Read full review

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THEODOR SEUSS GEISEL--aka Dr. Seuss--is one of the most beloved children's book authors of all time. From The Cat in the Hat to Oh, the Places You'll Go!, his iconic characters, stories, and art style have been a lasting influence on generations of children and adults. The books he wrote and illustrated under the name Dr. Seuss (and others that he wrote but did not illustrate, including some under the pseudonyms Theo. LeSieg and Rosetta Stone) have been translated into thirty languages. Hundreds of millions of copies have found their way into homes and hearts around the world. Dr. Seuss's long list of awards includes Caldecott Honors for McElligot's Pool, If I Ran the Zoo, and Bartholomew and the Oobleck, the Pulitzer Prize, and eight honorary doctorates. Works based on his original stories have won three Oscars, three Emmys, three Grammys, and a Peabody. Dr. Seuss's never-before-seen picture book What Pet Should I Get? will be published on July 28, 2015. The rediscovered book captures a classic childhood moment--the selection of a pet--and uses it to illustrate a life-lesson: that it is hard to make up your mind, but that sometimes you just have to do it!




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