With its unique blend of hilarious rhyme, jaunty rhythm and wacky illustrations, this delightful book combines three of Dr. Seuss's most charming fables, each one teaching us a salient lesson in coping with life's problems. The ever popular Lorax tells the tale of the wicked Once-ler who devastates a beautiful paradise by cutting down all the Truffula Trees, just so he can knit thneeds that noboby needs. The message is loud and clear that we should take better care of our environment. Learning to face up to life's problems - rather than trying to run away from them - is the message amusingly told in I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew, and Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? reminds us all that there is always someone, somewhere, worse off than ourselves.
Theodor Seuss Geisel - better known to millions of his fans as Dr. Seuss - was born the son of a park superintendent in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1904. After studying at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, and later at Oxford University in England, he became a magazine humorist and cartoonist, and an advertising man. He soon turned his many talents to writing children's books, and his first book - And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street - was published in 1937. His greatest claim to fame was the one and only The Cat in the Hat, published in 1957, the first of a hugely successful range of early learning books known as Beginner Books.