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The Lorax

by Seuss

Random House Children's Books | August 12, 1971 | Hardcover

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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.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 72 pages, 4.44 × 3.26 × 0.17 in

Published: August 12, 1971

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0394823370

ISBN - 13: 9780394823379

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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– More About This Product –

The Lorax

by Seuss

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 72 pages, 4.44 × 3.26 × 0.17 in

Published: August 12, 1971

Publisher: Random House Children's Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0394823370

ISBN - 13: 9780394823379

From the Publisher

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.

From the Jacket

Review, USA Today, April 22, 2008:
"THE LORAX . . . has been a perennial favorite of kids and parents since it was published in 1971."

About the Author

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.

From Our Editors

In this cautionary tale of greed and environmental destruction, the lovable Lorax tries to save the Truffula Forest and its inhabitants from disaster at the hands of the cantankerous Once-ler. Full-color illustrations

Editorial Reviews

Review, USA Today, April 22, 2008:
"The Lorax. . . has been a perennial favorite of kids and parents since it was published in 1971."

Employee Review

This darker, moralistic story was one of Seuss's later works. Its message is important and timely. It is about a creature who comes to a peaceful land, sets up a factory, gets greedy and single-handedly destroys the environment. Seuss's moralistic tales -- see also Yertle the Turtle -- lack any subtlety at all, and occasionally the rhymes are contrived. But still, this book is beautifully illustrated, the kids enjoy it and it nicely ends on a hopeful note. Like Oh, The Places You'll Go, this book deserves to be a bestseller for all ages.

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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