After reading parent reviews, decided to take a chance with my 4 y/o son, to whom I have been reading this book for more than two years. I was happy I didn't listen to the negative reviewers! Of course, it wasn't the same as the book, the movie never is the same as the book. I was happy that we had read the book so many times...THAT is The Lorax WE know. BUT, this was just fun! I searched for all of the "consumerism", and thought that complaint was a bit overstated by reviewers. I was watching for Pepsi cans all over the place, but never saw such things. I also never saw the "tree murderer" message strongly conveyed that others indicated concern about. The relationship between the younger Once-ler and The Lorax was much more developed than the book, in a good way, which was a neat addition. At no point did anything scare my son. And although he's generally a pretty sensitive boy, nothing was presented in a way that triggered any waterworks. Cute, cute, cute. Kids will love it! Fun adaptation of the book. Go! My son danced through the end credits and all the way to the lobby.