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The Lorax (Classic Seuss) Hardcover – 1 Jun 1999
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Review, USA Today, April 22, 2008:
"The Lorax. . . has been a perennial favorite of kids and parents since it was published in 1971."
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Furthermore, what illustrations are left have been awkwardly and often clumsily cropped into new dimensions, cutting out masses of Seuss' original drawings and generally messing up what used to be lovely balanced and detailed compositions. If you're buying this book for the art as well as the story, you should know that this book just wrecks the half of the illustrations which haven't been cut out entirely.
Please find yourself a complete copy and experience this book the way Dr. Seuss intended. I'm horrified to imagine what the author would think of this blundersome hack-job edit of one of the great children's masterpieces.
Revisiting this book as an adult, you realise that it's a very well-written story about family, commercialisation, the environment and redemption (I mean, it's not "Of Mice and Men", but you know...). It's one of the Seuss books that's more appropriate for older children. Finally, coming up with lots of other things you could use a Thneed for is now a family joke, and a very creative one!
I feel there are plenty of adults out there that could probably benefit greatly from this book amongst others in the dr. suess collection.
Maybe I was being a bit thick here but to my mind it should be much more obvious what you are getting for your money - which is to say, hardly anything at all. True, for very young kids this might be better than the original, but why dumb down something written as a children's book anyway?
I am very annoyed about this. Amazon should learn to lable books correctly. Complete waste of six pounds.
They so often seem to get trashed as soon as they are planted, in current townscapes.
Children nowadays rarely seem to be taught at school the important part that trees play in cleaning and replenishing the air that we all breathe - a fact that makes each and every one of them worthy of our guardianship.
It was written in fairly straight-forward language and was easy for my 6-year old grand-daughter to digest. We both enjoyed it!