The Lorax (classic Seuss)
- Number of Pages: 72
- English (Unknown)
- English (Original Language)
- English (Published)
"Unless someone like you. absolutely nothing is going to get better. cares a whole awful lot. It's not."— School Library Journal."The big, colorful pictures and the fun images, word plays and rhymes make this an amusing exposition in the ecology crisis."Long before saving the earth became a international concern, Dr. Seuss, speaking through his character the Lorax, warned against mindless progress in addition to the danger it posed towards the earth's all-natural beauty.
When Dr. Seuss gets serious, you know it ought to be important. In The Lorax, we find what we've come to expect from the illustrious doctor: brilliantly whimsical rhymes, delightfully original creatures, and weirdly undulating illustrations. But here there is also something more--a effective message that Seuss implores both adults and youngsters to heed. Published in 1971, and perhaps inspired by the"conserve our planet"mindset of the 1960s, The Lorax is an ecological warning that still rings true nowadays amidst the dangers of clear-cutting, pollution, and disregard for the earth's atmosphere.
The now remorseful Once-ler--our faceless, bodiless narrator--tells the story himself. (" It's a shirt."Thus, with his personal colorful version of a compelling morality play, Dr. Seuss teaches readers not to fool with Mother Nature. It's a hat. But as you might expect from Seuss, all hope is not lost--the Once-ler has saved a single Truffula Tree seed! It's a sock. ") 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. Bewitched by the beauty using the Truffula Tree tufts, he greedily chops them down to produce and mass-market Thneeds. Long ago this enterprising villain chances upon a spot filled with wondrous Truffula Trees, Swomee-Swans, Brown Bar-ba- loots, and Humming-Fishes. It's a glove. (Ages 4 to 8) Ultimately the Lorax extricates himself from the scorched earth (by the seat of his own furry pants) , leaving only a rock engraved"UNLESS. Our fate now rests inside the hands of a caring child, who becomes our last chance for a clean, green future.
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