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 - 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
Review: The LoraxUser 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