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A Lorax Review: in Rhyme,
This review is from: The Lorax (Classic Seuss) (Hardcover)
12 years ago at the old age of eight, I received this book and found it quite great! My parents had read me of this and of that, of Berenstein Bears and a Cat in a Hat. This book in itself makes quite a statement, sounding nothing quite like a drawn-out old lament. The story involved something unlike you or me, a being called a Once-ler, who we never do see. He tells his story from a boarded old store, and will not answer you if you knock at his door. But for the right price, he'll tell you the tale, and here is that story, in some minor detail: While travelling across lands and seas, the old once-ler found the Truffula trees. When he chopped down one tree there was a loud thump, and the Lorax appeared right out of that stump. He warned the Once-ler of what he was for, but the Once-ler didn't listen and thought him a bore. With cutting down trees, was born a Thneed, a so-called "Fine thing that all people need." The Once-ler made many, and money to spare, but his doing caused many to sadly despair. He polluted the air, he gummed up the pond, he cut down the trees til they soon were all gone. A sad story yes, but sad is to say, such examples of Once-lers can be found today. Dr. Seuss wrote this story out of will and good faith, but unless we heed it's warning, it may be too late. -Michael Howe, 11/10/00
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Initial post: Mar 1, 2011 5:30:11 PM PST
Linda M. Dial says:
Very clever review!
Posted on Mar 1, 2012 9:45:57 AM PST
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Posted on Mar 3, 2012 5:29:09 AM PST
Mr. A. Pomeroy says:
Posted on Mar 3, 2012 4:17:04 PM PST
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 3, 2012 11:22:17 PM PST
margaret schwarz says:
I think his review was fantastic---what a tribute to Dr. Seuss.
Posted on Mar 10, 2012 6:04:19 PM PST
Magdalena B. Cancel says:
Awesome job! No worries haters are gonna hate!
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 11, 2012 1:32:53 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Mar 11, 2012 2:22:38 PM PDT
Michael W. Howe says:
Well, when I wrote this, I had just moved out of my family home, and was starting my journey to studying animation in art college. I was full of optimism, the world looked so bright. The creativity was flowing like wine, and I just felt this would be an awesome way to write a review.
Besides, I was influenced by my Dad. During a Kindergarten assignment, our teacher wanted us to do a story where each of us met the Cat in the Hat. My Dad then took that concept, and wrote a rhyming story where the cat visited our class, named all of us by name, introduced himself to my teachers, and much more. I guess it was my little ode to his creativity that helped push me along.
Posted on Mar 16, 2012 3:34:28 PM PDT
T. Golomb says:
How clever. Best review on Amazon!
Posted on Mar 28, 2012 8:28:20 AM PDT
Great!! :) Love it!