The Lorax by Dr. Seuss, 1971, Random House
The Lorax is one of Dr. Seuss’ most famous stories! It is even said to be his favorite. This is an engaging story about the lorax who is trying to save the environment, specifically the truffula trees, and speaks for the trees against the once-ler. This is a story told by the once-ler’s point of view to a young boy who comes asking questions about the lorax. “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, it’s not.” To find out more about the story of the lorax and what happened to the Truffula trees and the once-ler, pick up The Lorax and give it a read. You won’t regret it! This book was recently turned into a animation movie for young children which has made it even more popular than it already was. This book hits on a lot of current issues, the main one being saving the environment and the importance everyone’s actions can have on it. Giving young children the opportunity to read this book could give them insight on the issues surrounding the environment and what they could do to help it. There is a lot of recognition surrounding this book as it was recently turned into a movie and it is one of Dr. Seuss’ favorite books that he wrote. This book has won numerous awards and received a lot of recognition since it was first published in 1971. The Lorax is great for the reader who enjoys rhymes, colorful pictures, and a meaningful story about current issues. People of all ages will enjoy this book, though!
- Activity guide for students
- Teacher guide (Seussville)
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by Bill Peet or Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who