Reflecting the Jewish value of Tikun Olam, The Lorax is a cautionary tale just as relevant today as when it was first written. Age range is for native Hebrew speakers. Hebrew text with vowels.
When Dr. Seuss gets serious, you know it must be important. Published in 1971, and perhaps inspired by the "save our planet" mindset of the 1960s, The Lorax is an ecological warning that still rings true today amid the dangers of clear-cutting, pollution, and disregard for the Earth's environment. In The Lorax, we find what we've come to expect from the illustrious doctor: brilliantly whimsical rhymes, delightfully original creatures, and weirdly undulating illustrations. But here there is also something more--a powerful message that Seuss implores both adults and children to heed.
In this classic story, the Once-ler describes how his greedy actions destroyed a beautiful and thriving environment despite repeated warnings from the Lorax. Children will enjoy the colorful characters and rhyming verse and adults will appreciate the subtle messages about the negative effects of deforestation, habitat destruction, and air and water pollution.