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The Lorax

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Would give 10 stars if available!

I think it goes without saying that Dr. Seuss was a lyrical genius. We all grew up on his works, but this book is by far the best. I always enjoyed it's message and used it in my high school environmental science class to send a message to my students in a fun way. Now,...
I think it goes without saying that Dr. Seuss was a lyrical genius. We all grew up on his works, but this book is by far the best. I always enjoyed it's message and used it in my high school environmental science class to send a message to my students in a fun way. Now, I read it to my 8-month-old son. Yes, 8-month-old. And I've read it to him since he was born. He has an entire library of books, mostly board books and baby books, but this is honestly his favorite. He is enamored with the rhythm of the words and loves when I do the voice of the Lorax (and old British guy with the sniffles - LOL). This is a book that must be included in every library - parent or not.

posted by Anonymous on February 6, 2007

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2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Probably my least favorite Seuss book, just because I don't beli

Probably my least favorite Seuss book, just because I don't believe in brainwashing children before they're old enough to understand what it is they're being brainwashed about. Now, granted, back when this boook was written, there may have been concerns about deforesta...
Probably my least favorite Seuss book, just because I don't believe in brainwashing children before they're old enough to understand what it is they're being brainwashed about. Now, granted, back when this boook was written, there may have been concerns about deforestation and spoliation of natural resources in the US. There aren't now. All of that stuff is happening overseas - Brazil, the former Eastern Bloc, etc. The problem is that kids don't know that and assume that big nasty evil corporations are cutting down all the truffula trees in their own backyard, and then inevitably some of them get so obsessed with the concept that it ingrains itself into their psyche and no amount of evidence to the contrary will ever sway them. Then, they read this book to their kids every day from the day they were born and talk about how important it is amd how everyone should be required (required!) to own it. Now, if the story started out with the line 'Far off in the land of...' I'd have less of a problem with it. The whole 'tragedy of the commons for two year olds' thing is still a problem though. That's a pretty advanced concept for a toddler, when they can't even get the idea of 'mine,' 'yours,' and 'ours' right.

posted by 7147437 on August 15, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2012

    Probably my least favorite Seuss book, just because I don't beli

    Probably my least favorite Seuss book, just because I don't believe in brainwashing children before they're old enough to understand what it is they're being brainwashed about. Now, granted, back when this boook was written, there may have been concerns about deforestation and spoliation of natural resources in the US. There aren't now. All of that stuff is happening overseas - Brazil, the former Eastern Bloc, etc. The problem is that kids don't know that and assume that big nasty evil corporations are cutting down all the truffula trees in their own backyard, and then inevitably some of them get so obsessed with the concept that it ingrains itself into their psyche and no amount of evidence to the contrary will ever sway them. Then, they read this book to their kids every day from the day they were born and talk about how important it is amd how everyone should be required (required!) to own it. Now, if the story started out with the line 'Far off in the land of...' I'd have less of a problem with it. The whole 'tragedy of the commons for two year olds' thing is still a problem though. That's a pretty advanced concept for a toddler, when they can't even get the idea of 'mine,' 'yours,' and 'ours' right.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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