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ISBN13: 9780394823379
ISBN10: 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.

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

Synopsis:

"Unless someone like you...cares a whole awful lot...nothing is going to get better...It's not."

Long before saving the earth became a global concern, Dr. Seuss, speaking through his character the Lorax, warned against mindless progress and the danger it posed to the earth's natural beauty.

About the Author

"A person’s a person, no matter how small," Theodor Seuss Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, would say. "Children want the same things we want. To laugh, to be challenged, to be entertained and delighted."

Brilliant, playful, and always respectful of children, Dr. Seuss charmed his way into the consciousness of four generations of youngsters and parents. In the process, he helped millions of kids learn to read.

Dr. Seuss was born Theodor Geisel in Springfield, Massachusetts, on March 2, 1904. After graduating from Dartmouth College in 1925, he went to Oxford University, intending to acquire a doctorate in literature. At Oxford, Geisel met Helen Palmer, whom he wed in 1927. Upon his return to America later that year, Geisel published cartoons and humorous articles for Judge, the leading humor magazine in America at that time. His cartoons also appeared in major magazines such as Life, Vanity Fair, and Liberty. Geisel gained national exposure when he won an advertising contract for an insecticide called Flit. He coined the phrase, “Quick, Henry, the Flit!” which became a popular expression.

Geisel published his first children’s book, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, in 1937, after 27 publishers rejected it.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1984, an Academy Award, three Emmy Awards, three Grammy Awards, and three Caldecott Honors, Geisel wrote and illustrated 44 books. While Theodor Geisel died on September 24, 1991, Dr. Seuss lives on, inspiring generations of children of all ages to explore the joys of reading.

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Seuss Miss, September 5, 2011 (view all comments by Seuss Miss)
He is the Lorax, who speaks for the trees for the trees have no tongues.

I can and probably will not forget these words I have known since age five.

Enough said.
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Jacob.Casey1584, June 7, 2010 (view all comments by Jacob.Casey1584)
This is the best book i have ever read in my whole entire life.
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Tricia PDX, January 3, 2010 (view all comments by Tricia PDX)
This book is such a classic and it's message rings truer than ever!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780394823379
Author:
Seuss, Dr.
Publisher:
Random House Books for Young Readers
Location:
New York
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Readers - Beginner
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - Other
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Stories in rhyme
Subject:
Nature & the Natural World - Environment
Subject:
Nonsense verses
Subject:
Nature & the Natural World - Environment & Ecology
Subject:
Nature & the Natural World - Ecology
Subject:
Pollution
Subject:
Forests & Trees
Subject:
Childrens classics
Subject:
Animals - Turtles
Copyright:
Series:
Classic Seuss
Series Volume:
108-39
Publication Date:
19710812
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 1 up to 4
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
72
Dimensions:
27 x 10 x 5.5 in 9.5 lb
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 72 pages Random House Children's Books - English 9780394823379 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The big, colorful pictures and the fun images, word plays and rhymes make this an amusing exposition of the ecology crisis."
"Review" by , "The Lorax. . . has been a perennial favorite of kids and parents since it was published in 1971."
"Synopsis" by , "Unless someone like you...cares a whole awful lot...nothing is going to get better...It's not."

Long before saving the earth became a global concern, Dr. Seuss, speaking through his character the Lorax, warned against mindless progress and the danger it posed to the earth's natural beauty.

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