Tuesday, March 4, 2014

fan art: the lorax by dr. seuss

In honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday, which was on March 2, I have a personal story to share with you today.

When my husband and I were first getting to know each other, he was shocked to learn that I had never read nor even heard of The Lorax.


Does this surprise you?

Okay, I will admit that I was not well versed in picture books prior to getting married and having children.  I knew about Dr. Seuss and most of his books, but somehow I missed out on The Lorax during my childhood.

Upon this discovery, my (not-yet-husband, not-even-boyfriend, just-a-friend) friend immediately insisted that we walk over to the local library, in the sweltering heat of summer no less, and check out said picture book.

With The Lorax in hand, we headed back to his apartment where he proceeded to read aloud to me ...

"At the far end of town

where the Grickle-grass grows

and the wind smells slow-and-sour when it blows

and no birds ever sing excepting old crows ...

is the Street of the Lifted Lorax."

I was smitten (with him, of course).

And the rest of our story is history.

Enjoy this bit of fan art from one of our progeny.

by Anthony, circa 2013

For more fun, head on over to Seussville and check out The Lorax Project!


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