Just in case you missed this, The Lorax is coming to a theatre near you!
"I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees! I speak for the trees for the trees have no tongues...." Ever since I was a young girl, I have adored this tale of the glorious Truffula trees.
The Once-ler, enamored by these gorgeous trees, decides to use their beautiful foliage to knit a "Thneed." You see, a thneed is a thing that all people need! The thneed is such a success that the Once-ler calls upon his relatives to come help manufacture more thneeds. The Lorax pleads for him to stop, but he is ignored.
Unfortunately, the Once-ler learns too late what his greed has done to the land, and as the last Truffula tree gets chopped down, the Thneed factories close down and the
Once-ler's family departs, leaving the Once-ler alone with the Lorax.
As the Lorax sadly departs through a hole in the smog, he leaves behind a small pile of rocks with the word "UNLESS" inscribed into them. Unless someone lilke you cares a whole awful lot...
This message has stuck with me throughout the years, making me more conscious of the environment and my impact on it. It's a message that I hope to pass along to my own son, and I can't think of a better tale than The Lorax. Thanks you Theo Geisel for such a wonderful story.
The movie is aiming for a March 2, 2012 release to coincide with what would have been the 108th birthday of Seuss. I hope you join me in celebrating this fantastically fun story written by an amazing storyteller.