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The now remorseful Once-ler--our faceless, bodiless narrator--tells the story himself. Long ago this enterprising villain chances upon a place filled with wondrous Truffula Trees, Swomee-Swans, Brown Bar-ba- loots, and Humming-Fishes. Bewitched by the beauty of the Truffula Tree tufts, he greedily chops them down to produce and mass-market Thneeds. ("It's a shirt. It's a sock. It's a glove. It's a hat.") As the trees swiftly disappear and the denizens leave for greener pastures, the fuzzy yellow Lorax (who speaks for the trees "for the trees have no tongues") repeatedly warns the Once-ler, but his words of wisdom are for naught. Finally the Lorax extricates himself from the scorched earth (by the seat of his own furry pants), leaving only a rock engraved "UNLESS." Thus, with his own colorful version of a compelling morality play, Dr. Seuss teaches readers not to fool with Mother Nature. But as you might expect from Seuss, all hope is not lost--the Once-ler has saved a single Truffula Tree seed! Our fate now rests in the hands of a caring child, who becomes our last chance for a clean, green future. (Ages 4 to 8)
Surprisingly my book reviewer (3 year old daughter) doesn't like this book a lot... I love it.Published 6 hours ago by Bob
One of the best Dr. Seus. A family favorite for generations!Published 2 days ago by Karen M. Hefley
Never found a bad Seuss book, but the Lorax covers many issues. I am currently using it with my 8th grade students as an anchor text for ARGUMENT writing. Read morePublished 8 days ago by gr8english
I love love love this book. It is my favorite Dr. Seuss. I cannot say anything more than others have already. Get it!Published 20 days ago by Dr. Daniel Coady
Love the story and the feature of making the text larger with a double tap. It's perfect for showing it to my students on the camera.Published 1 month ago by M M.