Monday, March 2, 2015

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

One of my Mom's all-time favorite books as a little girl was "Green Eggs and Ham" by the wonderful Dr. Seuss.   Many of Dr. Seuss books went well beyond just entertaining though, they sometimes had "hidden messages" that taught a lesson along the way while you enjoyed the wonderful artwork and read the rhymes.

The Lorax was one of those was a bit of a hint to the world that we'd best keep an eye on our environment - or else!   Back in 1971, Dr. Seuss brought us the Lorax, a small orange creature who speaks for the trees (“for the trees have no tongues”). The Lorax goes up against the greedy Once-ler, who cuts down all the Truffula  trees in his rush to make a product he believes that everyone must have – Thneeds ("It's a shirt. It's a sock. It's a glove. It's a hat."). As a result of the damage to the environment that his production brings, the Lorax and the other inhabitants of the community (Swomee-Swans, Brown Bar-ba- loots, and Humming-Fishes) must leave.

Last year on Dr. Seuss Day I dressed up like Sam I Am (gee......I wonder where I got THAT idea?!) but this year, I'm going to be a LORAX which was a character in Dr. Seuss's "The Lorax".  

I think I make a pretty darn cute Lorax.............!
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss and thanks for all the smiles, giggles, and fun over all these years.
Sammy, One Spoiled Lorax (haha)


Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Sammy, You are a very cute Lorax.

Gracie=^o.o^= said...

Many hours of fun thanks to Dr. Seuss! I too like many of his books. Not sure I can pick a favorite.

Cathy Keisha said...

Love it! Happy Dr. Seuss Day! Hooray Hooray!

meowmeowmans said...

Sammy, you're the most handsome Lorax ever! :)

Happy Dr. Seuss Day,


Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...

Sammy, You are way cuter than the original Lorax :)