THE LORAX & EARTH DAY

Lorax“Mister! he said with a sawdusty sneeze,
I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees.
I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.
And I´m asking you, sir, at the top of my lungs–
he was very upset as he shouted and puffed–
What´s that THING you´ve made out of my Truffula tuft?

Look, Lorax, I said. There´s no cause for alarm. I chopped just one tree.
I am doing no harm.
I´m being quite useful. This thing is a Thneed.
A Thneed´s a Fine-Something-That-All-People-Need!”
— excerpt from The Lorax, Dr. Seuss

The Lorax is a powerful tale about the importance of taking care of the environment. It is about the sad Once-ler who long ago destroyed a beautiful area of land in order to make lots of money. The Lorax is a creature that lived in the land the Once-ler was destroying. The Lorax tried to warn the Once-ler that he was hurting the environment, but the Once-ler was greedy and did not stop to take care of the land. Now the Once-let wants to tell every one not to make the same mistakes that he did.

Read The Lorax book to find out what happens to the poor Lorax and the sad Once-ler. April 22nd is International Earth Day, what can you do to celebrate?

Play: “Save the Trees with the Lorax Game”.and join the ranks to replant the forest of thneeds.

Sign up & Join: The Environmental Kids Club, a great resource for teachers, parents and kids.

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