The Lorax (classic Seuss)
- Number of Pages: 72
- English (Unknown)
- English (Original Language)
- English (Published)
"Unless someone like you. nothing is going to acquire better."The big, colorful pictures and the fun images, word plays and rhymes make this an amusing exposition of the ecology crisis. cares a entire awful lot. It's not."— School Library Journal."Long before saving the earth became a international concern, Dr. Seuss, speaking through his character the Lorax, warned against mindless progress also since the danger it posed towards the earth's all-natural beauty.
When Dr. Seuss gets serious, you know it should 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 young children to heed. Published in 1971, and possibly inspired by the"save our planet"mindset from the 1960s, The Lorax is an ecological warning that nonetheless rings true nowadays amidst the dangers of clear-cutting, pollution, and disregard for the earth's environment.
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. It's a glove. (" It's a shirt. (Ages 4 to 8) Our fate now rests inside the hands of a caring child, who becomes our last chance for a clean, green future. Bewitched by the beauty of the Truffula Tree tufts, he greedily chops them down to produce and mass-market Thneeds. It's a sock. It's a hat. Finally the Lorax extricates himself from the scorched earth (by the seat of his own furry pants) , leaving only a rock engraved"UNLESS. ") 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."Thus, with his personal 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!
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