The Lorax

Dr.SeussOldLoraxby Rob Eckman

Tonight we will be reading The Lorax. Amazingly, when it was first published in 1971, sales of The Lorax were slow. The environmental movement wouldn’t take off for another ten years or so, but Ted Geisel was already telling friends that it was his favorite of his books.

Filled with some of the best Seuss nonsense word–like miff-muffered moof and gruvvulous glove–reading The Lorax out loud is fun when I twist the words, say them slowly, and then watch the eyes of the children grow wide.

But no Seuss word may bring greater giggles, or more reproach, than Thneed, which, as we all know, is A Fine-Something-That-All-People-Need! Don’t remember what a Thneed is? Come on in Thursday at 7:00 p.m. and find out!

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