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.
What people are saying - Write a review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - barquist - LibraryThing
The Lorax, is a bit of a different but wonderful aspect of Dr. Seuss literature. It is not as nonsensical as some of his early reader books, and is a bit longer. The lesson in this book is that of ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ayala.yannet - LibraryThing
The Lorax is about teaching a lesson in taking of our environment. It showed someone fascinated with silk trees and cutting all of them down. This book teaches students to take care of trees and the rest of our environment. Read full review