The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

The_Lorax_-_by_Dr._Seuss.gifThe Lorax, The Book:
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 resembling an Emperor Tamarin), 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.
The book is commonly recognized as a fable concerning industrialized society, using the literary element of personification to give life to industry as the Once-ler (whose face is never shown in any of the story's illustrations or in the television special) and to the environment as the Lorax. It has become a popular metaphor for those concerned about the environment.

The Lorax, The Film:
The book was made into animated musical television special, directed by Hawley Pratt, produced by DePatie-Freleng Enterprises and starring the voice talents of Eddie Albert and Bob Holt. It was first aired by CBS on February 14, 1972.

On July 28, 2009, it was announced that Universal Studios and Illumination Entertainment are teaming up to produce a 3-D, CGI film based upon the book. It will be co-directed by Chris Renaud, Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio, with Paul & Daurio writing the script. The picture is targeted for a March 2, 2012 release, which falls on the birthday of Dr. Seuss, who died in 1991.

Information above has been taken from Wikipedia. Read the entire Wiki write-up here.

"Where Do the Children Play?" is a song by Cat Stevens. This video has been made from clips of The Lorax.