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)
My favorite childhood book :) Glad to have a copy on my shelf again.Published 9 months ago by Aelita
this book is a Pearce of a biking on the beach so do not read this book it is full of crap. and that it is for babys. like how reads this junkPublished 10 months ago by sophie
Great children's book, we read these to our children every night, and they love them. You can't go wrong with Dr. Seuss!Published 16 months ago by Brian Reed
This was ordered as a Christmas gift and arrived in good condition!
A classic Dr. Seus book with an important message!
This is a beautiful book that will have a lifelong space on my child's bookshelf. I also use it in teaching science!Published 23 months ago by Sk math teacher
We had the real version with paper pages too, but the baby wanted to rip them, so we got the board book. It has been slightly edited to make the story shorter, but is still good.Published on March 21 2011 by Craig Heinrich
Wow, this book is a screed. I'm not sure banging kids over the head with a story about unnecessary consumption and extinction of a tree is the way to teach environmentalism. Read morePublished on April 18 2006
This story about being a steward for our world and environment is a job for parents and kids alike. My two year old has is memorized (as I do) but we never tire of reading it.Published on March 3 2004 by Molly Snyder