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The Lorax: Yellow Back Book (Dr. Seuss - Yellow Back Book) Paperback – 2 Apr 2009
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"Seuss' genius wordplay makes for a vitally enjoyable lesson in which path not to take." Bournemouth Daily Echo
In this haunting fable about the dangers of destroying our forests and woodlands, the long-suffering Lorax struggles to save all the Truffula Trees from the wicked Once-ler's axe. With his unique combination of hilarious stories, zany pictures and riotous rhymes, Dr. Seuss has been delighting young children and helping them learn to read for over fifty years. Creator of the wonderfully anarchic Cat in the Hat, and ranking among the UK's top ten favourite children's authors, Seuss is firmly established as a global best-seller, with nearly half a million books sold worldwide. This delightful book forms part of the third stage in HarperCollins' major Dr. Seuss rebrand programme. With the relaunch of six more titles in January 2004, such all-time favourites as The Lorax, The Foot Book and Yertle the Turtle boast bright new covers that incorporate much needed guidance on reading levels: Blue Back Books are for parents to share with young children, Green Back Books are for budding readers to tackle on their own, and Yellow Back Books are for older, more fluent readers to enjoy. The Lorax belongs to the Yellow Back Book range.See all Product description
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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.
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!
Apart from the importance of the message this book sets, its a beautifully written and illustrated story, which feels superior in quality to other books.
Item arrived on time and in perfect condition.
A must for every library of little ones and grown ones alike. 5 Stars!
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