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Thread: The Lorax (by Dr. Seuss) ... yes or no?

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    Everybody loves "The Cat in the Hat", and of course "The Grinch" is famous at Christmas. How about "The Lorax"?

    Is he among your Dr. Seuss favorites?

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    No, I don't care for the Lorax but I do like Green Eggs and Ham.
    And Horton Hears a Who and Horton Hatches the Egg. And the Cat in the Hat Comes Back. One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut! And that great question: "Oh Say Can You Say? Twenty-five years in kindergarten develops a taste for GREAT literature and read-alouds.

    Remember what Horton said, "A person's a person no matter how small." :thumbup:

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    Love all things Dr. Suess. I am a Middle & High School media specialist, but we still use some of his stuff. A few teachers have students write poetry using his style of writing, and we use some of his stuff in history, such as "The Butter Battle Book". This work is his treatise on nuclear war--and you all thought his stuff was just for kids....

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    Yes to all Seuss! It's a winner for sure!

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    LOVE the Lorax! That's one of my favorites for sure!

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    Never heard of it.

    I'm still on Green Eggs and Ham and One First, Two Fish.

    I didn't like the Cat in the Hat, either. Bad Cat! Bad Cat!

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    I like the Lorax, but when the Zax come in, let me know! My hubby and eldest always say, "There's mom and her twin!" Gotta love the Zax!

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    Keep sakes quilting has the Dr Suess fat qtrs set for 15% off today..I bought 4 sets..for future grandkids...; 0 Its one of those that never go out of style.

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    He's cute!!!
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    The Lorax is hands down my husband and daughter's favorite. They can both quote the whole book.

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    Green Eggs and Ham, green eggs and ham,
    I do not like green eggs and Ham.
    I do not like them, Sam I am.
    I do not like them in a tree.
    I do not like them let me be...

    LOVE Green Eggs and Ham.

    And don't forget the stand by "Oh the Places You'll Go"...I think that book has been given to EVERY high school graduate since it was written. I also liked "Go Dog Go"...

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    I don't remember the Lorax at all. Cat in hat is iconic. A lot of Seuss is fun but drawings are not good enough; they are more about the wordplay. I think the Eric Carle fabric line for Caterpillar totally missed the mark in color saturation and lots of his work will become classic if not iconic.

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    Before I retired, I was a 6th grade teacher. Did a fun unit in which the kids wrote and did "raps" based on Dr. Seuss books. Loved Dr. Seuss, as there were great morals in his books.

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    My favorite Dr Suess book in "The Sleep Book"....I got one in 1966 and still have it today...but I never see it around anymore..and that is sad, cause it's a great book to read at the end of the day!!

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    My son's favorite was "Are You My Mother?" He got teary-eyed every time we read it.

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    My favorite is "Oh the Places you can go"
    I've given to all the graduates in the family with personal notes inside and then had all at the grad party sign making it a personal keepsake for the grad to look upon at different stages of their lives.

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    I am the Lorax--I speak for the trees! I've noticed that the trees along the street in Wiesbaden (Germany) are numbered. I hear that they take their trees very seriously here.
    Meanwhile, I do like Dr. Seuss. "Oh, the Places You Can Go" is a great one. One of my favorites is not a rhyming one. It's Bartholomew Cubbins and the Oobleck. If you haven't read it, you should. Goes to show what awful things can happen when we are dissatisfied with what we have already.

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    My favorite!

    Quote Originally Posted by kaykwilts
    My favorite Dr Suess book in "The Sleep Book"....I got one in 1966 and still have it today...but I never see it around anymore..and that is sad, cause it's a great book to read at the end of the day!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cybrarian
    Love all things Dr. Suess. I am a Middle & High School media specialist, but we still use some of his stuff. A few teachers have students write poetry using his style of writing, and we use some of his stuff in history, such as "The Butter Battle Book". This work is his treatise on nuclear war--and you all thought his stuff was just for kids....
    We read Dr. Suess to the kids since they were very young. Our older son understood the nuclear message long before we thought he would. We always called the book "The Butter Side Up"! Haven't thought about it in years! Thanks for jogging my memory!

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    We read Dr. Seuss books to our girls a lot. The Lorax was a favorite.

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    Yes to anything Seuss! The Lorax is a classic and was probably one of the first children's books to teach about protecting our natural environment and it is still very relevant today. Children love this character :)

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    Love Dr. Seuss!! Horton Hears a Who is a favorite, as was Cat in a Hat, but DS absolutely loved How the Grinch Stole Christmas -- we had to read it year 'round. Even DH had it memorized. Last Christmas I started reciting it to DGS and remembered most of it -- he was reading along and correcting my errrors. It was great fun. (His Mom, DD, never approved of us reading Christmas books when it was not Christmas so he only gets to enjoy it in the fall.)

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    I once memorized the whole of the Lorax for a high school speach team competition. Could I repeat it all from memory today? Not so much.....

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    i'm from the days of "on beyond zebra" and "the 500 hats of bartholomew cubbins", and "bartholomew cubbins and the oobleck". i have to cop to loving all things seuss. horton, the sneetches, even that naughty cat in the hat populated our lives for a very long time. (but on beyond zebra captured my heart when i was little...)

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    All Dr. Seuss are wonderful. I liked the Lorax, but I've never seen Horton Hears a Who fabric. Would love that!

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