The Lorax

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The Lorax

Format:  Hardcover,

72 pages

Publisher: Random House Childrens Books

Publish Date: Aug 1971

ISBN-13: 9780394823379

ISBN-10: 0394823370

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Before "going green" was mainstream, Dr. Seuss warned against the dangers of not treating the environment with care and respect in his story, "The Lorax." With the release of the blockbuster film version, the Lorax and his classic tale have educated a new generation of young readers about the importance of not only seeing the beauty in the world around us, but also about our responsibility to protect it.
"The big, colorful pictures and the fun images, word plays and rhymes make this an amusing exposition of the ecology crisis."--"School Library Journal."

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Publisher: Random House Childrens Books
Publish Date: Aug 1971
ISBN-13: 9780394823379
ISBN-10: 0394823370
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 72
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.85
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 8.5 x 11.5 x 0.25

About the author

Biography of Seuss, Dr.

Certainly the most popular of all American writers and illustrators of picture books, Geisel made his pseudonym Dr. Seuss famous to several generations of children and their parents. Geisel developed a rhythmic form of poetry that relied on quick rhymes and wordplay reminiscent of Mother Goose rhymes. He combined this with exaggerated cartoon like illustrations of fantasy characters to entice children into stories that contained important messages, often presented with a great deal of irony and satire.

Geisel always embraced the imagination of children and condemned adults' inability to join into it, using the child's view to reveal the flaws in society. His first picture book, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street (1937), describes a child's adding more and more imaginative elements to the story that he plans to tell about what he saw on the way home, only to end with the child actually telling the truth: he saw only a very uninteresting horse and cart.

The Cat in the Hat (1957), written as a beginning reader, portrays two children having a magical afternoon with a strange cat while their mother is away, complete with a frantic cleanup before their mother can find out what they have done. This is probably his most famous work. Geisel's later books took on social questions more directly. The Butter-Battle Book (1984) condemned the cold war, and it is often removed from children's sections of libraries for political reasons.

Likewise, The Lorax (1971), which condemned the destruction of the ecology, has also been banned. Altogether, Geisel wrote and illustrated 47 books, which have sold more than 100 million copies in 18 languages. In 1984 he received a Pulitzer Prize for his contributions to children's literature. More than a dozen of his books are still in print. His title The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories made Publisher's Weekly Best Seller List for 2011. In 2012 his work The Cat in The Hat made The New York Times Best Seller List.

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Before "going green" was mainstream, Dr. Seuss warned against the dangers of not treating the environment with care and respect in his story, The Lorax. With the release of the blockbuster film version, the Lorax and his classic tale have educated a new generation of young readers about the importance of not only seeing the beauty in the world around us, but also about our responsibility to protect it.

"The big, colorful pictures and the fun images, word plays and rhymes make this an amusing exposition of the ecology crisis".— School Library Journal.

Customer Product Reviews

Rated 4.9 out of 5★ by 9reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Best book ever!!! I absolutely love this book! The lessons it teaches are so important. I buy this for all my friend's kids and they love it. 03/01/2010
Rated 5 out of 5★ by The Most Important Seuss Creation The Lorax is the most impressive and meaningful of all the Seuss works. It teaches so many universal lessons about regret, greed, consequences, redemption and hope. It teaches children to respect the earth and that each person is responsible for the environment. I read this to my children every chance I get. They sit completely engrossed every single time. The other Seuss works are wonderful. The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, Horton, etc. are wonderful stories of imagination and friendship. Lorax however takes a more poignant stance that the others don't in my opinion and this remains my favorite Geisel creation ever. 01/14/2012
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Bought this for my granddaughter's Birthday and she immediately started reading it. She loved it. She's a new generation of Seuss converts and I'm delighted!!! 02/07/2012
Rated 5 out of 5★ by The Classic! Everyone knows the story, especially with the new movie out. You need this for your kids or grandkids. Price is cheaper than anywhere else. Site to store is so simple and perfect. 04/17/2012
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Great Book - Great Message We bought this book after we bought the movie. I remember the book from when I was growing up, but never paid much attention to it. After watching the movie with our children, we decided to get the book as well to read to them. It is great that Dr. Seuss wrote a book that not only entertains, but teaches us a valuable lesson. 03/31/2013
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Fun & Educational This book is a more simplistic approach to introduce the concept of the "going green" initiative and the importance of nature to young children. It's a soft reminder that we should, indeed, take better care of the earth. Along with the movie, I'd say "The Lorax" is fun and educational. Dr. Seuss did great with this one! 01/19/2013
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Bought this for my daugther. She loved it. Alot of book for the price! great condition. Good quality! 04/02/2012
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