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The Lorax (Classic Seuss) Hardcover – Picture Book, August 12, 1971

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When Dr. Seuss gets serious, you know it must be important. Published in 1971, and perhaps inspired by the "save our planet" mindset of the 1960s, The Lorax is an ecological warning that still rings true today amidst the dangers of clear-cutting, pollution, and disregard for the earth's environment. 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 powerful message that Seuss implores both adults and children to heed.

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)

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"The Lorax. . . has been a perennial favorite of kids and parents since it was published in 1971."

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ 0394823370
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Random House Books for Young Readers (August 12, 1971)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 72 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9780394823379
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0394823379
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 5 - 9 years
  • Lexile measure ‏ : ‎ 560L
  • Grade level ‏ : ‎ Kindergarten - 4
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 12.6 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 8.25 x 0.42 x 11.31 inches
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Theodor Seuss Geisel—aka Dr. Seuss—is one of the most beloved children’s book authors of all time. From The Cat in the Hat to Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, his iconic characters, stories, and art style have been a lasting influence on generations of children and adults. The books he wrote and illustrated under the name Dr. Seuss (and others that he wrote but did not illustrate, including some under the pseudonyms Theo. LeSieg and Rosetta Stone) have been translated into 45 languages. Hundreds of millions of copies have found their way into homes and hearts around the world. Dr. Seuss’s long list of awards includes Caldecott Honors, the Pulitzer Prize, and eight honorary doctorates. Works based on his original stories have won three Oscars, three Emmys, three Grammys, and a Peabody.

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Book is printed upside down. Bought this as a gift for a young child, and I can't give them an upside down book (even if it is Dr Seuss)! Is there no quality control on this product?

It's nice that the book is printed on recycled paper. Other than the incorrect orientation, the quality of the book is generally good, save for some pages with white space where the printer doesn't seem to have lined up correctly.
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1.0 out of 5 stars STAY AWAY FROM THIS EDITION -- The publisher has messed it up terribly
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