I’ll be honest, I’ve never been a fan of Dr. Seuss. As a child, The Grinch scared me (unknown to my parents) after being forced to watch it. Along with my brother and sisters (in front of our big television set), I would close my eyes each time The Grinch would appear on t.v. during the holiday season. Then, it was in class that I watched, Green Eggs and Ham (green eggs?). From then, I was disinterested in any Dr. Seuss books.
It was no surprise that I’d never heard of “The Lorax” until I saw the movie trailer at the theater a few weeks ago.
After reading up on the hype surrounding the movie premiere, I decided to run to my nearest Walmart and purchase the book. That same evening (before tucking them in), I read the book aloud to my girls. I LOVED the message though the story made me and my girls sad. I think it’s very age appropriate and a great story for kids (environmental awareness). Now, I can’t wait to take my kiddos to see the Lorax. Clearly, I’ve since changed my opinion on the Dr. Seuss books. I’m eager to get my hands on other books written by Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss was just his pen name).
I think a nice touch would be to treat the girls to IHOP’s Lorax Meal. These consist of: green eggs and ham, Pipsqueak’s Breakfast (one Rooty Tooty Bar-ba-looty Blueberry Cone Cake) and Truffula Chip Pancake.