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  • Published: New York : Random House, [1971]
  • Year Published: 1971
  • Description: [70] p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

Reading Level

  • Lexile: 560

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 0394823370 :
  • 0394923375 :


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The Lorax

by Seuss, Dr.

There are no copies available and 1 request on 8 copies

Where To Find It

Call number: E SEU

Additional Details

The Once-ler describes the results of the local pollution problem.

Community Reviews

Excellent for Earth Day

This is an amazing Dr. Seuss book to read with children on Earth Day!

Teaches about being Environmentally Conscious

One of my favorite books as a child! This a great and fun way to introduce the idea about being environmentally conscious to young children. The pictures really got my child asking questions which lead to a great discussion about the environment and our impact on it.

Good Book

This is a good book about preserving trees and how to treat nature. It's a bit long, so my younger daughter got a bit bored of it but my son liked it.

Enduring children's classic

This is one of Dr. Seuss' beloved classics, and it has stood the test of time. Anyone interested in introducing basic concepts of ecology and conservation to children can't go wrong with this book. It also teaches the importance of people being involved in their world. Combined with the colorful illustrations and playful poetic style one expects from Dr. Seuss, this book will delight as well as inspire young minds.

Loved this book.

A little boy went to the Once-Ler to see what happened to the Lorax.It was fun.


Good example of the connectedness of ecosystems and communities. But what I really wanted to note was this: "whisper-ma-phone" comes from this book. We used that phrase for those - um, what else do you call them? - devices on playgrounds where you speak in one and someone hears at the other. Ever since our eldest child was little, we referred to them as whisper-ma-phones. I knew it came from some story, but had forgotten where, until I read the story again recently, to my youngest child.

Three Year Old Loves This!

This book is great, including a first lesson in conserving trees, and the dangers of uber-commercialism. There are some things that might be concerning to some parents, such as the lines "You poor stupid man," and "Shut up if you please." There's also the chance that children might not understand that some cutting of trees is done in a safer way, that isn't so terrible for the planet.

My daughter loves it at 3 years old, and has remembered most of the lines as we get to the page.

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