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Long ago Once-ler 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.

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Comments on: "The Lorax – Dr Seuss" (34)

  1. Sienna said:

    I loved The Lorax. it is my all time favourite Doctor Seuss movie/book. It sent out a really good message about the environment and how important trees are to our land. My favourite part of the movie is when Ted plants the last tree. Many of the residents of Townville did not realise how important trees are to our environment. I would recommend this movie to age 5+ and I rate this a 10/10.

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  2. Sophie said:

    I think this book and the movie is awesome because it is funny when they are sitting down at dinner and the tree turns different colours and one of them is disco. The whole book is wanting you to know that trees are very important to the earth. I rate this book 10/10

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  3. The Lorax by Dr Seuss is such a great book with such a powerful and important message. The illustrations in this book are just adorable, they are so creative and interesting.

    The moral of this book is to look after our environment and keep it sustainable and if we don’t we will be living like the people in the Lorax. It’s catchy and easy to read and understand.

    I would recommend this to people any age, its has a great, relatable message and is such a beautiful book!

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  4. mietta said:

    This book is just adorable! i received a copy for my 7th birthday from my grandpa and it has been one of my most precious things ever since. It is about keeping our environment healthy and sustainable whilst still being a happy fun book for kids who might not be able to under stand the true concept. The illustrations are so bright and fun. They are gorgeous and colourful cartoons that explain what is going on just as well as the words but in Dr Suess’ unique fun way. I love this book and the message it sends, i would recommend it for just about anyone of any age!

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  5. The Lorax, written by Dr. Seuss, is a wonderful children’s book with a very important message about caring for the environment and making this a priority over making money. I like how this story is told, mainly through the eyes of The Once-ler who realises the error if his ways. What I also liked about this book was the creative characters such as the Swomee-swans, the Brown Bar-ba-loots and the Humming-Fish. My favourite character in this story is the Lorax because he speaks for the Truffula trees and tries to warn the Once-ler about the damage he is causing. I definitely recommend this book to all children who are fluent reads or for parents to read to younger children.

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  6. While it’s brand is aimed at children, The Lorax has an important message to be learnt by all. Dr Seuss has found a way to weave one of the biggest global issues into a fun, family-friendly story book to be loved by all. In The Lorax, we heard the story of the Once-ler and how he cut down trees for the production of the ‘Thneed’. The Once-ler explains how he cut down too many trees, and the result of pollution he accidentally creates. There are many lessons to learn from this book, and Dr Seuss cleverly explains it in a way that educates and engages all ages, even being able to be understood by young children. I recommend this book to all ages, as it has a valuable lesson to be learnt.

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  7. The Lorax is a great read and can make you feel sad, angry, inspired and it can make you laugh. The Lorax shows us how we can sometimes be tricked into believing our powerful and persuasive leaders know what is best for us when really their only intention is to earn money. We can see this when the people of Sneedville are stripped of their real environment such as real trees being replaced for plastic trees. This is all because of a man called Aloysius O’Hare who inherits huge amounts of money by selling the public ‘fresh air’. Although a young boy steps up and says he wants a real environment because the girl he likes has a love for truffula trees, following a romance story as well. He goes through a series of challenges to try and change his environment. This story holds a huge moral that will make you feel eager to get up and do something to change the way people today treat our environment. I highly recommend this book and if you’re not a book person defiantly watch the film!!

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  8. Hannah said:

    The lorax fantastic book and a great movie . This book is written by the best kids book writer ever Dr Seuss i love his books they are so creative and funny some can be tongue twisters. i would recommend it to anyone and i would rate it 10/10

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  9. Daphne said:

    Dr Seuss always has marvellous reads, and the Lorax is no exception! The story follows the Onceler, a man out to sell his product. What he doesn’t realise however, is that because of his production, the environment is slowly getting worse and worse. The Lorax (a strange, small creature) pleads with the Onceler, trying to get his to see the consequences, but the Onceler does not listen. Inside the book is a wonderful, important and deep message. One we must remember. The Lorax is a lovely, if short, read, and one I would definitely recommend to younger audiences, as well as older students. I know that this book is a brilliant representation of protecting the environment, and I strongly recommend it.

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  10. Alexandra said:

    The Lorax is a really great colourful book. It follows the story of the Once-ler who is trying to make a thneed. He finds the perfect material to make it, the tuffs of the truffula tree. He causes the world to become extremely polluted and drives all the animals away. Throughout the whole journey the Lorax, who speaks for the trees, tries to warn him but it does not work. Even though this may be a kids book it conveys a very important message. “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, it’s not.” I definitely recommend reading this.

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  11. Grace said:

    I have only seen the movie version of the Lorax and it is hilarious! This story also has a strong heart-felt meaning of the importance in caring for the natural environment we live in. The Onesler arrives in the forest of Truffula tree and uses their soft tufts to make Thneeds. His business become successful and finally all the trees are gone…This is a wonderful story and really makes you compassionate about saving our beautiful Mother Earth. 10/10

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  12. connie said:

    This is a great book absolutely a fantastic read for all ages a great story line. I love the message about global warming it really raises awareness for the younger kids who don’t know about it. I love the characters in this book especially the little bears and the lorax just adds an aspect of cuteness

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  13. Lucy c said:

    This a gorgeous book for all ages and i really thought it was cute as. Oneday a man goes to cut down a tree. Then the lorax appears. The lorax is the protector of the trees in his forest and tells the man to stop chopping down trees. The man keeps going anyway. The message f this story is about global warming and how cutting down trees can affect our planet. I would rate this book an eight out of ten because it has a good message and i thought it was pretty good.

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  14. Dominique said:

    This is a very cute book, I got this from my dad, he used to read it all the time when he was younger. I would recommend this book to anyone that loves Dr Seuss, rhymes and a bit of a laugh. This book also sends a very important lesson, not only to not cut down trees but to also if no one cares a whole lot about something nothings going to get better 🙂 I rate this a 9/10 and recommend this for anyone

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  15. eve. L said:

    THIS IS THE MUST READ, I repeat, THE MUST READ, of the century do not settle for anything of lesser quality when it comes to reading this is like the high quality ice-cream of the dairy range! To all those eco warriors, rhymers and rap stars, To Adults that never stopped being kids and everyone else in between I give you your bible, The Lorax. 20 out of 10

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  16. Please read!! it is also a great movie. The way they put this movie together is awesome because it has a great message for young kids!
    Recommend- ages between 6-100!!
    My Rating- 10/10!!

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  17. Isabelle said:

    Ahhhh I love this movie! It is one of my all time favourites and I love how Dr Seuss can make everything rhyme!
    I love the characters in this book especially the little bears and of course the Lorax they are just so cute!
    This book can be read by and enjoyed by anyone at any age and if you can’t read you can always just watch the really good Lorax movie!

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  18. The lorax fantastic book and a great movie . This book is written by the best kids book writer ever Dr Seuss i love his books they are so creative and funny some can be tongue twisters. The Lorax is about a little furry orange puff ball (the Lorax) its a good book to kids and adults it talks about how the nature has to be protected and keep clean so it cant die and that trees are important so you shouldn’t cut them down. I recommend this book for any age its just so great and its nut made up and talks about nothing we can actually look at that book and go “ok lets stop cutting downs lets no litter’. i rate this book a 10 out of 10

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  19. Georgia said:

    I love Dr Seuss! His books are so creative and they really show who Dr Seuss is. The Lorax is a really good book and movie! It shows how important nature is to everyone and how much one tree can do to the environment. I recommend this book to people 0-100. It will always be a great read and everyone loves it! Imagine you little boy or girl lying in bed having The Lorax read to them! They would love it! I rate it a 9/10

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  20. charli said:

    this is a great book for younger kids to read. This book teachers you and younger children in a fun way about looking after the environment and how it effects things. My favourite character would have to be the little bears they are so cute!! I recommend this book for children 3 to 18 years old. I love Dr.Seuss books because they are really imaginative and sometimes have great tongue twisters. I rate this book a 8/10 🙂

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  21. I really love this book because it has a really good message, to take care of the environment. I would recommend this book to anyone because it is a really good story with a really good message. My favourite part of the book is when the Lorax comes because after that everything starts to get interesting. I think it is a really good book because it uses lots of interesting words that make the book funny. I would rate this book a 7 out of 10 because it is really funny and has a good message.

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  22. Kirrily said:

    I haven’t read the book but I saw it at the movies over the holidays with my sister. I didn’t enjoy it that much. It was a bit confusing for me but she really liked it. My favourite characters were the little bears and the dancing fish, they were really funny. I would recommend this to someone 3+ because they would really enjoy it because it was kind of funny and it had heaps of colour.

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  23. I saw this at the movies, I enjoyed watching it, but I didnt really enjoy the plot line of saving a tree, but it was cute. It is a good example to teach young children about the importance of the environment. My favourite characters were the little teddy bears because they were extra extra cute. I would reccomend this book/movie to anyone 3 + because it can teacher anyone some rules about the environment

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  24. Melina Vittorina Bunting said:

    I love this book. It has such meaning of protecting our rainforests, because they are the lungs of our Earth, to save the animals that live peacefully in them. Dr. Suess knew exactly how to tell this to little children, and older ones too.

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  25. The lorax is a great way to get a message across to children in away they enjoy. Using rhyming and clever words to appeal to littler people. The person who is causing all the issues is the onceler who has no care for the environment or anything. My favourite part of the story is where the onceler makes a thneed that can be anything you would like. The problem he has caused is that he is using natural environments as his source to making his millions. I would recommend this book for all ages as i am still not sick of it and ive been reading it for many years.

    Its a great book… Yeah

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  26. I remember reading this in year 4. I and a friend made a poster about it. IT made me feel happy. Great review.

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  27. This is a great book, it was read to us in class in year 7, Its demonstrates The effects on wiping out one thing, its an easy way of learning what would happen , for instance,

    Some one Cuts down all the gum tree’s This would mean all the kolas die,

    Its sorta like a forever going problem, and teaches us that every thing is important,
    its a good read and i recommend it for all ages,

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  28. the lorax is about a little guy who sees what consumerism does to the environment. this book is a good read as it teaches little kids ina fun way how to look after the environment

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  29. We read this book in class because it is a really good example of what can happen to the environment if one thing is destroyed. It is suitable for any age and as well as teaching you about how important ecosystems are it is also an interesting book. The characters are very creative and their names are cool! I recommend this book to anyone, it is good and it has an important moral.

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  30. this book is such a good book. all the pictures are really well drawn and look great! the story is a good one too, i love the ending. all the little creatures are really creative and original. i was never bored for a second reading this book, i couldn’t help reading it over and over it is that good!

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  31. this is an enjoyable book with a strong moral, although something seems to work for you, sometimes you are destroying something alot more important, nature. When eveything dulled and went, the atmostphere was terrible there was no eco-system. This book had a very strong effect on me, as I feel very strongly about nature. I would definatly recommend this book (to any age)

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  32. This book is a great example of some of the environmental threats that happen around the world today. I think it gives us an eye opening at what we are doing to the planet and the ecosystem, I like the book because we all relate to it and it gives a clear strong message.

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  33. i think that this is the best book EVER

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  34. This Dr.Seuss book is a great example of what happens when the environment is destroyed e.g The sky was a beautiful blue and the swany swans fly by but the air became polluted and the swany swans left and the sky became a dark and dull Grey. This was done by the oncelar as of his bad decision just to make money but money does not bring you happiness. The Lorax tried telling the oncelar what damage he would be making and who’s homes he would be destroying but he wouldn’t listen. After making all these bad decisions he wished he had never done the damage.

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