The Lorax Project

The Lorax cover Today is Earth Day. You can’t start early enough to introduce children to the protection of the environment and teach them how important it is. What better kids’ book than The Lorax by Dr. Seuss is there to do just that? If you don’t know the Lorax, go and read it!

It is the story of the Once-ler who comes to an area and cuts down all the trees in order to produce Thneeds out of them in his factory. The Lorax frequently comes and warns him about the consequences of his ruthless exploitation – to no avail. In the end the environment is destroyed, the trees gone, the animals have left and the once paradise like surroundings are grey and uninhabitable. But there is a tiny hope…

When I read the book to our 7 year old he asked me who would ever want to destroy nature in order to make some money. Little does he know…

On Seussville there even are Lorax Project files available. You can download discussion ideas for school classes, a tool kit for a class project and various activity sheets.

Happy reading and happy Earth Day!

  

 

Bonnie’s review of The Lorax at Banned Books 

The Spirited Review of The Lorax 

Review of The Lorax at about.com 

 

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  1. Sounds like a fun and useful book for children. My kids loved Dr Seuss when they were smaller, and actually, I did, too. I would read the rhymes more often than they wanted me to (which is a sign of how much I loved them).

    I don’t know The Lorax though. I’m glad your son is all for saving the environment!
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