Tuesday, April 24, 2012

U is for Unless

 
One of my favorite children's books is "The Lorax" by Dr. Seuss.  And one of my favorite passages is:

"But now,' says the Once-ler, 'Now that you're here, the word of the Lorax seems perfectly clear.  UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better.  It's not.'" 

Such a beautiful story - I've yet to see the new movie, but I hope it's good.

What was your favorite children's book?

11 comments:

  1. The Tiger who came to tea by Judith Kerr and The Joyful Ghost by The Duchess of Bedford.

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  2. i think one of them has to be "green eggs and ham"--i remember my dad reading this every night, to my brother!

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  3. The movie was NOT disapppointing! My fave was I Can't Said the Ant

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  4. Okay, I think my last post got eaten. Anyways, I said that I loved James and the Giant Peach. Huge favorite.

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  5. I also loved "Green Eggs and Ham" by Dr. Suess. For some reason I just loved the rhythm of the words.

    A few more favorites of mine are "Are You My Mother?" by P.D Eastman and "Happy Birthday, Moon" by Frank Asch

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  6. That is a fantastic story. they are showing the new movie at my local drive in and I was thinking of taking my kids. I hope it's good too!

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  7. My favourite was probably...Tidilik or....The Rainbow Magic Series! You get awesome Lorax converse but only in America :( x

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  8. Oh! There are so many books I have loved over my teaching years!

    Illustrators are really important, so I say any book by Jane Yolen. "Wrinkle in Time" by Madelaine L'Engle is wonderful. Tomie Di Paola did some marvelous books. "Velveteen Rabbit" is beautifully written, as is "Miss Hickory". So many...

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  9. Hey Krista, nice to meet you.

    I'll go with 'Good Night Moon'.

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  10. I haven't seen the movie yet either. I'm too nervous knowing they didn't keep with the book. My favorite book as a child was The Poky Puppy.

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  11. Oh the movie is fun! Well, the kids and I enjoyed it. :) I love the Lorax, too. Such a wonderful book.

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