The ecological message from the Lorax is presented light-heartedly in this tale from the surreal world of Dr Seuss. The tape has one side with music and sound effects, and a slower read-along side for children to follow in the accompanying book.
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When Dr. Seuss gets serious, you know it must be important. Published in 1971, and perhaps inspired by the "save our planet" mindset of the 1960s, The Lorax is an ecological warning that still rings true today amidst the dangers of clear-cutting, pollution, and disregard for the earth's environment. In The Lorax, we find what we've come to expect from the illustrious doctor: brilliantly whimsical rhymes, delightfully original creatures, and weirdly undulating illustrations. But here there is also something more--a powerful message that Seuss implores both adults and children to heed.
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)From the Inside Flap:
" 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. His classic cautionary tale is now available in an irresistible mini-edition, perfect for backpack or briefcase, for Arbor Day, Earth Day, and every day.
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Book Description Collins, 1972. Book Condition: Fair. First UK Edition. N/A. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP87092794
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # TT01365649B
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR002299760
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Bookseller Inventory # PL01263910B
Book Description Collins. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 000195458X Minimal shelf wear to extremities. Please contact me if you require further information, scans e.t.c. Dispatched within 2 business days. Bookseller Inventory # Z000195458XZ2
Book Description Collins, 1972. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dr Seuss (illustrator). 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Lovely copy of this first UK edition published in 1972. It is good condition, minor wear here and there and a friends inscription inside the fep. Corners a bit bumped. Otherwise in good condition, all very clean, bright and crisp internally. Bookseller Inventory # 000758
Book Description Collins, London, 1972. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st U.K. Edition. A firm straight book. Internally spotless. Cover spine faded, corners very slightly bumped. Size: 11 X 8 1/2". Bookseller Inventory # 037186
Book Description Published by Collins, London, 1972. ,  pages, with colour illustrations throughout, this being the first UK edition, was first published in 1971 in the US First UK Edition , small surface nick to upper edge of rear cover, covers clean and bright, small previous owner's inscription on front free endpaper at upper edge, internally nice and clean, book in very good condition , laminated pictorial hardcover 29 x 20.5 cm Hardback ISBN: 000195458X. Bookseller Inventory # 63014
Book Description Collins, 1972. Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Seuss, Dr. (illustrator). First edition.. 1st 1972. Very good condition with no wrapper. Large format. Glazed pictorial boards. Colour pictures throughout. Covers are a little unevenly browned. Bumping and wear to corners and top and tail of spine. Name in ink to front endpaper. Contents are very good indeed! [R]. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 1108629
Book Description Collins, 1972. Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Seuss, Dr. (illustrator). First edition.. 1st 1972. Slightly better than very good condition with no wrapper. Large format. Glazed pictorial boards. Colour pictures throughout. Some light bumping and wear to spine and corners. A little browning to spine and a couple of cover edges. Couple of small nicks/chips to top and tail of spine. Contents are excellent! This copy would make a wonderful gift. [S]. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 2113324