Monday, April 22, 2013

30 Books of Kindness Day 22: The Lorax

Happy Earth Day! To celebrate Earth Day, we are going to be reading The Lorax by Dr. Seuss.

The message of The Lorax is profound and timeless. The ultimate way to show kindness is by taking care of the Earth for the next generation. 

This weekend, we enjoyed the beautiful weather by visiting a state park. Here is Miss M, on Sunday, pretending to be the Lorax. (I imagine, since it was a State park, that this tree was cut down for a good reason.)

" I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues."

Not only do we have to speak for the trees, but we have to care. We have to care not just a little, but a whole awful lot.

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." --The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss

Which, is why we teach the lesson of taking care of the Earth by not only reading the book, but by doing. This past weekend we planted sunflower seeds and tended to our little garden. It may not be much, but for those few plants we do grow- we care a whole awful lot!

Our Pink Zebra Heirloom Cherry Tomato Plant

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