The Lorax : Yellow Back Book, Paperback

The Lorax : Yellow Back Book Paperback

Illustrated by Dr. Seuss

Part of the Dr. Seuss - Yellow Back Book series

4.5 out of 5 (5 ratings)


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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 64 pages, illus
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Picture books
  • ISBN: 9780007173112



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this is just an all around great reminder to take care of the environment

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Good of course - gret even - and with the usual social message if you care to read it that way. I am one of Dr. Seuss's biggest fans. This isn't my favorite of his works though. A little too heavy handed to be excellent - just my humble opinion. But again, like I said I'm a huge Seuss fan and I think anything of his is at least great.

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This is one of my favorite Children's Books of all time - even though I only found it as an adult. Using his classic rhyming and rhythm, Seuss has highlighted the way that humans, particularly Americans, destroy the world in our quest for success, AND that each person must take responsibility for their own actions in destroying or protecting the planet. A great book to act out in camp, school, or children's club settings.

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I really enjoyed this book and the message behind it. Dr. Seuss' writing style makes the story goofy but effective at getting the point across. The storyline, though in a fantasy world, compare to our world and deliver a very important message about conservation.

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This book gives insight to the importance of environment and habitat conservation. It tells the story of how all the trees disappeared and how the Lorax tried to protect a young ma from dangerous ground. It is a great story to use in a science lesson when discussing habitats and environments. I would use this book for 1-4 graders. It is a fun read for all engaged.

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