I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees.
Dr. Seuss’s beloved story teaches kids to treat the planet with kindness and stand up and speak up for others. Experience the beauty of the Truffula Trees and the danger of taking our earth for granted in a story that is timely, playful, and hopeful. The book’s final pages teach us that just one small seed, or one small child, can make a difference.
Printed on recycled paper, this book is the perfect gift for Earth Day and for any child—or child at heart—who is interested in recycling, advocacy, and the environment, or just loves nature and playing outside.
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.
When Dr. Seuss gets serious, you know it must be important. Published in 1971, and perhaps inspired by the “save our planet” mindset of the 1960s, The Lorax is an ecological warning that still rings true today amidst the dangers of clear-cutting, pollution, and disregard for the earth’s environment. In The Lorax, we find what we’ve come to expect from the illustrious doctor: brilliantly whimsical rhymes, delightfully original creatures, and weirdly undulating illustrations. But here there is also something more–a powerful message that Seuss implores both adults and children to heed.
The now remorseful Once-ler–our faceless, bodiless narrator–tells the story himself. Long ago this enterprising villain chances upon a place filled with wondrous Truffula Trees, Swomee-Swans, Brown Bar-ba- loots, and Humming-Fishes. Bewitched by the beauty of the Truffula Tree tufts, he greedily chops them down to produce and mass-market Thneeds. (“It’s a shirt. It’s a sock. It’s a glove. It’s a hat.”) As the trees swiftly disappear and the denizens leave for greener pastures, the fuzzy yellow Lorax (who speaks for the trees “for the trees have no tongues”) repeatedly warns the Once-ler, but his words of wisdom are for naught. Finally, the Lorax extricates himself from the scorched earth (by the seat of his own furry pants), leaving only a rock engraved “UNLESS.” Thus, with his own colorful version of a compelling morality play, Dr. Seuss teaches readers not to fool with Mother Nature. But as you might expect from Seuss, all hope is not lost–the Once-ler has saved a single Truffula Tree seed! Our fate now rests in the hands of a caring child, who becomes our last chance for a clean, green future. (Ages 4 to 8)
Storybook STEM Kit for Kids
Help children to discover the fun of science with this Electricity Science Kit, designed to encourage them to learn about electricity and energy in a way that’s both educational and interesting. Kids will be eager to explore the 7 experiments in the Electricity Science Kit, and with our additional suggested activities, they can take their hands-on education further. Young scientists will learn about static electricity, as well electrons, conductivity and electron bridges. This fun STEM electricity kit puts the control in the hands of your children or students, allowing them to investigate and learn at their own pace in a way that makes them eager to share what they’ve learned with others.
This Electricity Science Kit is also a fantastic addition to any classroom, as it includes group learning challenges for one to four children. Our STEM electricity kit can also be used for inspiration for your child’s next science fair project, giving them an opportunity to show off their knowledge and imagination in an exciting and inventive way. Our colorful activity guides are easy to understand and will keep children invested in what they’re learning. Help your children explore these fun STEM electricity activities or allow them discover the answers on their own – with many unique lessons and projects, there’s something for every child in our Electricity Science Kit.
STEM Electric Science Kit*
Suggested take-it-further activities
**Storybook STEM Kit Includes:
Materials | Quantity Included
Mustache Sticker | 1
Large Pom-Pom | 1
Tissue Flower | 1
Elmer’s Glue Bottle | 1
Tree Cookie Cutter | 1
Sugar Cookie Mix | 1
White Frosting | 1
Food Coloring | 3
Yellow Yarn (yard) | 1
Folding Scissors | 1
Straws | 5
Tissue Papers | 3
Paper Towel Roll | 1
Colored Tape Roll | 1
This Kit is recommended for children ages 4 and older with adult supervision.
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