The Lorax by Dr Seuss
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From the beginning, I was drawn into the flight of the brown barbaloots, swomee swans, hummingfish and their unlikely guardian, the Lorax himself. In the end, I even found myself pitying the Onceler.
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Long before “going green” was mainstream, Dr. Seuss’s Lorax spoke for the trees and warned of the dangers of disrespecting the environment. In this cautionary rhyming tale we learn of the Once-ler, who came across a valley of Truffula Trees and Brown Bar-ba-loots, and how his harvesting of the tufted trees changed the landscape forever. With the release of the blockbuster film version, the Lorax and his classic tale have educated a new generation of young readers not only about the importance of seeing the beauty in the world around us, but also about our responsibility to protect it.
 

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Dr. Seuss is quite simply one of the most beloved children's book author of all time. Charles D. Cohen is a graduate of Haverford College and the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and has been a practicing dentist for over twenty years. Dr. Cohen first became enchanted with the works of Dr. Seuss as a child and he began purchasing early edition of Seuss books in college. Today, Dr. Cohen's trove of Seussiana is likely the most comprehensive private collection in the world. It is his hope to create a museum to preserve the full Seuss legacy by protecting the pieces for posterity. He is the author of the The Seuss, the Whole Seuss, and Nothing But the Seuss, and lives Massachusetts, not far from Ted Geisel's childhood home.
 
Published September 24, 2013 by Random House Books for Young Readers. 72 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Cindi Rose on Oct 13 2010

This is a great book to introduce themes of environmental responsibility to young children in a non-threatening way. Through the use of imaginary places, people, and things Dr. Seuss manages to teach great lessons without speaking directly about issues the children may be experiencing themselves.

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Reviewed by Elizabeth Kennedy on Mar 27 2015

While the illustrations and entertaining creatures in The Lorax will appeal to young children, the environmental message will resonate more with older children and young teens.

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Reviewed by Michelle Lewis on Nov 14 2008

From the beginning, I was drawn into the flight of the brown barbaloots, swomee swans, hummingfish and their unlikely guardian, the Lorax himself. In the end, I even found myself pitying the Onceler.

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Reviewed by Jessica Moore on Mar 28 2012

Dr. Seuss books have always been loved by kids and this version was no different, the children paid attention to the illustrations and the rhymes and created there own creatures with paint and pencils, We also looked at rhyming words and rhythm.

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