The Lorax is a children's book, written by Dr. Seuss and first published in 1971. It chronicles the plight of the environment and the Lorax (a mossy, bossy man-like creature), who speaks for the trees against the greedy Once-ler. As in most of Dr. Seuss works, most of the creatures mentioned are original to the book, and have a wonderful rhythm and rhyme. The story is wonderful, and its a great read with kids ages 3 and up. I learned a lot - and I loved it.