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Friday pick: The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
Here is the link to the movie page: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1482459/
The Lorax is a children’s book written by Dr. Seuss back in the 1970’s. It’s basically the story of a greedy character “The Once-ler” who comes to a forest and uses up all of the trees damaging the environment almost beyond repair. The Lorax is a creature that speaks for the trees and the creatures of the forest and warns the Once-ler of the damage he is doing. The book has been quite controversial as a children’s story because of its strong environmentalist message.
I think this book will do well as a movie at this time because:
1) The Green Movement has made even young children aware of the environment.
2) Animation is at a wonderful place now so Dr. Suess’s strange world can come to life in an amazing way.
3) The movie could be deep enough that parents would feel like there’s a message in it even for them.
I’ll probably wait until the movie comes out on DVD before I see it, but if I had kids I might take them. I’m not sure . The little Lorax sure looks cute!
Can you think of other reasons why this book was picked to be a movie? Did you like this story when you read it? Would you take your child to see the movie? Why or why not?
Thanks so much for your wonderful comments this week. Have a great weekend!