By: Dr. Seuss
When my first child, my daughter Pam, was born, now almost 28 years ago, I vowed that I would read to her every day of her life until she could read for herself. From the day we brought her home from the hospital, I read to her, and nearly every day The Lorax was one of the books. I read this book to her so many times that her first word was Lorax. I kid you not!
As only Dr. Seuss could do, the Lorax tells the story of “…conserving the earth’s precious and finite natural resources…” but in a way that is inspiring and hopeful. I know of no other book for children that so succinctly and clearly discusses the issues of conservation. I think that every child should have the opportunity to read and re-read The Lorax throughout childhood.
If you are a parent, grandparent, Godparent, aunt, uncle, or friend remember and heed the words of the Lorax:
“UNLESS someone like you
Cares a whole awful lot,
Nothing is going to get better.
You’re in charge of the last of the Truffula Seeds.
And Truffula Trees are what everyone needs.
Plant a new Truffula. Treat it with care.
Give it clean water. And feed it fresh air.
Grow a forest. Protect it from axes that hack.
Then the Lorax
And all of his friends
May come back.”