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courtesy of Random House Children's Books

I know that I'm not the only one who's implored you to read this book but it can't get said enough. Dr. Seuss's most controversial work is so much more than a kid's picture book. It's a whimsically poetic parable about the peril our environment is in, thanks to us.

And even if it is written for children, I still fully enjoy reading through it whenever I stumble on a copy on a coffee table?and I still get that quiet little stomach shiver I'll bet I got as a kid (it was so long ago I first read it I can?t remember). It?s just timeless.

I can't think of a better way to introduce children to the environmental plights we face to today?it's colorful, imaginative, and hits a nerve in its simple treatment of human greed and the fragility of nature. And it's one of the best pro-environmentalism books ever written, precisely for that reason.

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