Dr. Suess's "The Lorax" is a children's fable about our industrialized society and the danger it poses to nature.  The original book was published in 1971, but the issues in the story are more current than ever.  Universal has just released the movie version of the story starring Zac Efron and Taylor Swift.

In "The Lorax", the Lorax “speak for the trees because the trees have no tongues.”  "Thneeds" are an item created by the Once-ler that everyone must have in the story, and in order to make the Thneeds, all of the Truffula Trees need to be cut down.  The Lorax plead with the Once-ler to stop cutting down all the Truffula Trees, but greed takes over the Once-ler, and the Once-ler continues cutting down the forest affecting all of animals in the forest.

Go to Your Local IHOP to Support the Lorax and His Love for the Environment!

IHOP has gotten behind the movie, and is giving away seeded bookmarks with a children's breakfast to help promote eco-friendly practices with children.  Seeded paper products can be made into just about any paper product you can think of, such as stationary, party invitations, place cards, thank you notes and bookmarks.

The movie is a great way to open up a discussion with your children about our environment and different things we can all do to help such as using reusable shopping bags and stainless steel water bottles.  We all can make a positive difference when it comes to global warming and protecting our planet and to quote The Lorax, “Unless someone like you…cares a whole awful lot…nothing is going to get better…It's not.”