I am an avid reader of books on climate change and nature. I enjoy turning to a children’s book for insights. Written in 1971, The Lorax by Dr. Seuss is a whimsical gem. The Lorax is desperately trying to stop the senseless cutting down of trees. As the story unfolds we learn about our magical connections with all living things and how we unknowingly harm them. This book is a gentle reminder to open our eyes to the impact of our actions and to make caring changes. 

I asked my niece, Joanna Henry – artist, musician, teacher, and all-around wonderful person, to read this story aloud for the OPL audience.

I invite you to enjoy this video and reading of The Lorax by Dr. Seuss. Please share it with all of the children and adults in your life.