While a worker rests from chopping down a huge kapok tree in the Amazon rain forest, he falls asleep. He dream about being visited by the creatures of he forest and each one shares the trees value. It is a home and source of food for animals. Its roots hold the soil in place, and its leaves give off oxygen. Lynn Cherry’s story introduces young children to the richness, complexity, and fragility of a threatened habitat.
Award: Notable Children’s Book in the Field of Social Science
The powerful song of an ancient Douglas fir celebrates the age-old song of life in Pacific Rain Forest, revealing the interconnectedness of all things.
This stunningly illustrated book, by Dana Lyons sounds an urgent call to preserve our fragile environment, reminding each of us that a hope for a brighter future lies in our own hands.
Author or Activist? Or BOTH! Dana Lyons Web Site www.cowswithguns.com Lynn Cherry’s Web Site http:// www.lynnecherry.com /
The Lorax is a children's story , written by Dr. Seuss and first published in 1971 . The tale chronicles the plight of the environment and the Lorax (a "mossy, bossy" man-like creature), who speaks for the trees against the greedy Once- ler . As in most of Dr. Seuss' works, most of the creatures mentioned are made-up for the book.
The book is commonly recognized as a fable concerning industrialized society, using the literary element of personification to give life to industry as the Once-ler (whose face is never shown in all of the story's illustrations) and to the environment as the Lorax.
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