Dr. Seuss's Fabulous Fables
. HarperCollins Children's Books . London
PZ8.3.G276 Dr 2002 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This is a compilation of three Dr. Seuss stories: The Lorax, I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew, and Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? It is one of those eBay purchases for which shipping costs more than four times the cost of the item. The three stories were originally published, respectively, in 1971, 1965, and 1973. In the first story, the long-suffering Lorax tries in vain to save all the Truffula Trees from the wicked Once-ler's axe. The second story tells of struggles to reach Solla Sollew, where they never have troubles. It suggests, according to the flyleaf, that It's better to face up to life's problems than to try to run away from them! The third story tells of mishap and misadventure and suggests that there is always somebody worse off than we are. These verse stories are imaginative and well illustrated. They are quite a distance from fables in the strict sense.