Children’s Literature for Understanding Economics

Lorax, The

The Lorax The LoraxDr. Seuss; Random House 1971WorldCatRead OnlineLibraryThingGoogle BooksBookFinder 

This story is told by the Once-ler, who had used the beautiful truffula trees as natural resources to make thneeds, a very marketable product. Despite the warning of the wise old Lorax, the Once-ler soon ran out of trees, and found that he not only had to stop production, but also had only one seed left to replant the truffula forest.

Economic Concepts

  • Natural Resources
  • Capital Resources
  • Human Resources
  • Scarcity

Grade Levels

  • Primary (K-3)
  • Intermediate (4-6)
  • Environment

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