The Lorax– Written by Dr. Seuss

Growing up, I really loved Dr. Seuss.  I was a big fan of the classics: The Foot BookOne Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, Green Eggs and Ham, and, obviously The Cat in the Hat.  Dr. Seuss created such imaginitive and colorful worlds that were interesting to look at and admire, and all the stories had clever rhymes that made reading them fun.  It wasn’t until I grew older that I understood the strength behind his words and the true meaning some of these books carried.

Enter, The Lorax.  Published in 1971, it is filled with parallels to our culture and the shameless way humans disregard nature.  It is impossible to read the story of the Lorax and the Once-ler and not feel compelled by its truth.  Dr. Seuss describes the world pre-Thneed so wonderfully, which makes watching the…

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