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The Lorax Hardcover – Picture Book, Aug. 12 1971
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I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees.
Dr. Seuss’s beloved story teaches kids to treat the planet with kindness and stand up and speak up for others. Experience the beauty of the Truffula Trees and the danger of taking our earth for granted in a story that is timely, playful, and hopeful. The book’s final pages teach us that just one small seed, or one small child, can make a difference.
Printed on recycled paper, this book is the perfect gift for Earth Day and for any child—or child at heart—who is interested in recycling, advocacy, and the environment, or just loves nature and playing outside.
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.
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|THE LORAX||EL LÓRAX (THE LORAX SPANISH EDITION)||101 WAYS TO HELP THE EARTH WITH DR SEUSS'S LORAX||I AM THE LORAX||LET’S GO TO THE GARDEN! WITH DR. SEUSS’S LORAX||LET’S GO TO THE BEACH! WITH DR. SEUSS’S LORAX|
|Dr. Seuss’s beloved story teaches kids to speak up and stand up for those who can’t.||Experience the beauty of the Truffula Trees and the danger of taking our earth for granted.||Conoce los áboles Trúfula y aprende a apreciar la belleza del mundo que nos rodea.||Simple suggestions for helping the planet that kids can do in the classroom, and in the community!||The Lorax shares his love of animals and plants and need to "speak for the trees"||Join the Lorax and learn all about gardens.||Join the Lorax and learn about beaches.|
|THE LORAX DELUXE DOODLE BOOK||LOOK FOR THE LORAX||WOULD YOU, COULD YOU PLANT A TREE? WITH DR. SEUSS’S LORAX||WOULD YOU, COULD YOU SAVE THE SEA?||HOW TO HELP THE EARTH|
|Celebrate nature with the Lorax!||A Doodle Book with scenes to color, images to finish, and simple activities.||A wonderland adventure through hills of green where the Truffula trees sway.||Learn how to plant a tree and help clean the air with the Lorax.||This is the perfect way to empower young children with a "Go Green" message.||A rhymed reader that offers kids easy suggestions for going green!|
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)
"The Lorax. . . has been a perennial favorite of kids and parents since it was published in 1971."
- ASIN : 0394823370
- Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers; Illustrated edition (Aug. 12 1971)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 72 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9780394823379
- ISBN-13 : 978-0394823379
- Item weight : 357 g
- Dimensions : 20.96 x 1.07 x 28.73 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #5,329 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Furthermore, what illustrations are left have been awkwardly and often clumsily cropped into new dimensions, cutting out masses of Seuss' original drawings and generally messing up what used to be lovely balanced and detailed compositions. If you're buying this book for the art as well as the story, you should know that this book just wrecks the half of the illustrations which haven't been cut out entirely.
Please find yourself a complete copy and experience this book the way Dr. Seuss intended. I'm horrified to imagine what the author would think of this blundersome hack-job edit of one of the great children's masterpieces.
Revisiting this book as an adult, you realise that it's a very well-written story about family, commercialisation, the environment and redemption (I mean, it's not "Of Mice and Men", but you know...). It's one of the Seuss books that's more appropriate for older children. Finally, coming up with lots of other things you could use a Thneed for is now a family joke, and a very creative one!
This 50th anniversary edition comes in a lovely solid heavy cardboard case. The hard cover is equally solid. The quality of the print and the colours are as stunning as the original. There are tick box lists inside the front and back covers for small and larger projects that help a child engage themself and friends an d family with the environmental messages contained within the text of the book.
I am thrilled with the quality of this book, especially as I bought it as a gift. I'm very excited about reading it with the little girl it's for. First job will be to decide upon a voice and an accent for the Lorax himself.
This is a really good book for introducing children to what happens when we abuse our environment. Perfect book for today's society. It discusses and clearly shows how the destruction of one thing can impact the entire eco system around it.
Buy this, share it with your children..start the conversations at an early age. My little one is 5 and really enjoyed the story plus the conversation we had afterwards..