Today the library hosted 93 kindergartners and their teachers from Canutillo Elementary. It was a great program that honored Dr. Seuss since tomorrow, March 2nd, is his birthday. Dr. Seuss, aka Theodor Geisel, changed the way that children’s books were written and enjoyed. Many adults today can remember learning to read with his classic stories. I learned to read from The Cat in the Hat Comes Back!
The theme for this year’s Dr. Seuss party was The Lorax. A film version is coming out tomorrow and like I challenged the students who listened to the story, I hope all of you will look for the differences between the movie and the book.
The book is a solid story on the dangers of over-consumption. It is about ecology and the environment. The Lorax speaks for the trees… but no one in the story listens. At the end of the book, a young boy is charged with renewing the forest with the last Truffula Tree seed. The Lorax encourages everyday people to care about their world and making it a nicer place to live.
At the Seuss party, we sang songs, heard the story and made really cool Lorax masks out of paper plates. Students really seemed to understand the message of the Lorax. When we asked if the Lorax was a good guy, we received a resounding “yes!”