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The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
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Apr 18, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: kids
Read in January, 1980

You can have your Silent Spring and Inconvenient Truth. The Lorax and his lesson of unless is, to me, the most moving piece of environmental literature ever. It shows that a) good children's literature doesn't have to be simplistic or happy to be effective and b) that you certainly need not be a member of a political group to appreciate the message that our drive to industrialize must not happen at the expense of our planet.
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message 1: by Kat (new) - rated it 5 stars

Kat This was always one of my favorite books as a kid and I can't wait to read it to my son as he grows up. My parents raised me to be very environmentally aware (reduce, reuse, recycle), and my faith compels me to be even more so, so this book continues to strike a chord with me, even though I'm an adult now.

message 2: by Candi (new)

Candi I love the book! Obviously it had a great impact, because everyone that read it remembers it. That is the goal of any writer. Not to have you agree with them, but to remember every word spoken. Those who hate it don't realize they have adopted it into their subconscious. Good job Dr. Seuss!

Ethan Haines Great book love it

message 4: by Amelia (new) - added it

Amelia The book is really good for kids that like dr suess

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Jodi Byrd Cool

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Jodi Byrd I like the way book is by Dr.Seuss

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