Dr. Seuss The Lorax

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While reading to my daughter our new Dr. Seuss book I released that it had a better message, sure it was fun to read and the pictures were great, but the story had an important message for all of us. Today my daughter and I read The Lorax. Having seen the movie once I jumped at the opportunity when I saw the book to purchase it and share with my kids. The Lorax tells an ominous cautionary tale, it tells of a young boy going to ask the Oncler a question. The Oncler lives on the outside of town, where there are no birds, with the exception of crows. To ask him a question the young boy must pay him a nail, 15 cents, and the shell of a great-great-great grandfather snail. After paying the fee he will answers your question. The young boy asks…show more content…
The book explains the destruction of the environment simply for the dollar value of the products in produces. The book attacks the login industry specifically, but the message carries on to every company that destroys the planet. In typical Dr. Seuss fashion it flows really well and makes for a fun simple read that anyone can understand, the youngest may not get the message at first but after a few times they will. The best part of this book is the fact that it does teach a lesson, it is aimed at elementary children or younger which is the best time for such a message. If you teach the children the story, and the lesson in The Lorax then they are sure to teach others, and soon that lesson becomes second nature. The Lorax is a great book for a couple reasons, first and foremost its Dr. Seuss and you really cannot go wrong with him. Kids love the way the words flow, and all the funny sounding words as well. Adults like it because it is fun to read both to themselves and to their children. Adults also like it because it will teach their children a good lesson. I think this is a great book. According to the Lorax “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s
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