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Dr. Suess undeniably is promoting sustainability in this picture book. “Through the use of picture books, children of all ages are able to learn about the many facets of their environment and better understand the interrelatedness of their lives with it” (Flimming, and Billman). By exsposing children to the effects of big business on the environment Suess is attempting to show the reader that “unlike nature’s creatures, they can affect change, they can exert power, through their voices” (Wagner- Lawlor). In the picture book nature is Dr. Suess understood that children although they are small, have the power to change they world, “though he never had children of his own, [he] once admitted that "in mass, they terrify me"” ( PBS ).
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4 It is clear that sustainability is prevalent throughout the picture book, a call for the reader to take a stand and change the way the environment is being treated. Suess makes it clear that the trees cannot speak for themselves, so you must be their voice, and help in the ecological struggle. Through the characters, plot, and ideas present Suess makes it clear the reader needs to take a stand and change the way the environment is being treated, because if you wont, who will?
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5 Huckstep References Dr.Suess, . The Lorax . eBook. Fleming, Louise, and Linda Billman. "Using Children’s Literature to Enhance Environmental Literacy." Ecco-online . N.p.. Web. 18 Nov 2012. Nodelman, , and Reimer. "Picture Books." Trans. Array The Pleasures of Children’s Literature . . 3rd edPrint. "The Political Dr.Suess." PBS . N.p.. Web. 27 Nov 2012. <http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/politicaldrseuss/film.html>. Wagner-Lawlor, Jennifer. "Advocating Environmentalism ." Trans. Array Children's Literature In Education . 1996. Print.
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