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The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
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Mar 02, 12

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This time Dr. Seuss gives us The Lorax to teach us the lesson of treating the trees and the environment right. Mr. Once-ler is an opportunistic greedy man who is now left alone after he destroyed the green forest that he came to. The Lorax kept on giving him lessons regarding the importance of preserving and respecting the environment but to no avail. Finally the Once-ler sees the monster it has created.

The book is a nice way to introduce kids to the idea of preserving the environment and trees and forests. It reminded me of an old short documentary that used to be repeated a lot during my childhood. A young man has all the gadgets at his disposal and he started over-relying on them. One day suddenly they all stopped working and then the man realized how difficult his life has become. Suddenly he has to fend for himself and do all his chores too. Things kept on going backwards till the time when he started to live like the medieval men used to live. That was when he realized the true value of all he had.

The lesson from this book can be summed up as

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