Saturday, November 19, 2011

Recommended for Foxes in Boxes Wearing Sockses

The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

Yep. You're wondering how on earth have I not recommended a Dr. Seuss book yet. I don't know! Very odd. Then again, there are so many good ones out there, it's really hard to pick just one. I guess every now and then I should just chuck one out there, eh? So let's start with one of my favorites. Yes, it's The Lorax. Welcome to where the Truffula Trees grow tall and the Lorax looks over all. The Once-ler appears and discovers the wonders of the Truffula Trees, and before the creatures of the land know it, factories have sprung up, the lakes are polluted, the sky is thick with smog, and the beautiful Truffulas are gone. Can one child bring back the Truffulas with a single seed? Only time will tell. It's a great story and brings with it that little reminder that our surroundings are precious. This is classic Seuss that so many of us read as kids and are delighted to see it still on the shelves today for younger generations. Here's hoping it stays there for many more to come!

Notes from the playlist: "Kamikaze" by Owl City


Mozette said...

My favourite Dr. Seus book is 'Green Eggs and Ham' and 'I Can Read With My Eyes Shut'. Now, the latter, I read once about 15 times to one of my friend's 3 kids while we drove to the Gold Coast. They thought I'd get sick of it before them... but they were wrong. :P

Nicole said...

Haha! It's hard to get tired of a Dr. Seuss book - they're so fun and goofy and the words aren't exactly the sort of words you get to say every day.

Green Eggs and Ham is definitely one of my favorites too!

Mozette said...

Weeelll, when you're in a car and a person reads it exactly the same each time... it's very easy.

And me being a writer who goes over her own work many times before I think it's perfect really didn't help... as these kids didn't realise that for me reading something 15 times was nothing. :)

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