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The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
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Nov 06, 11


Because this is a Dr. Seuss book, it has some very distinct characteristics in its illustrations and text. The front cover and inside illustrations are filled with the creative make believe illustrations of Dr. Seuss’s mind. They look like they were created by using a thin Sharpe marker and then digitally colored in. Inside, some illustrations are full page ones with no text on the side with the picture. On other pages there is an image on both pages on the spread with text surrounding the illustration. Because the illustrations extend to the end of the pages, it makes the reader feel like they are a part of the story. The text has the traditional rhyme style linked to Dr. Seuss books. It creates a rhythm, almost making the text seem like a song. Little kids are very entertained when things rhyme and seem to fit together well like that. It is so interesting how there are made up words in the text, it is entertaining for a reader. This book would be good for young readers who are still getting used to reading on their own out load, however, because of the subject matter it can also be read by younger primary school students. I like that this is a fictional book dealing with a real matter such as environmentalism. This would be a good book to introduce a young reader to the dangers of not caring about the earth. It could be used with older students as a lead into a discussion about what they can do to take care of the environment. I have always liked Dr. Seuss books, and this has not changed as I have grown up. It is as interesting for me as it would be for a young student. This would be a great asset in an
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