As part of the environment unit I showed my class the documentary "Blue Gold: World Water Wars." I had told my students how this documentary made me stop buying bottled water. I though that the reference in the Lorax that "people will buy anything that comes in a plastic bottle" was just great. I hope that viewers realized that it is not just outrageous that air gets bottled in The Lorax, but it is just as ridiculous that we are buying bottled water when we can have the same for much cheaper from our tap.
Great kids' stories like The Lorax are hopefully reaching children all over the country/ world teaching them what is really important in life. I hope that thoughtful parents take the opportunity to talk to their children after watching the movie and making sure they understand the message. The wonderful imaginary mind of Dr. Seuss presents great potential for life long lessons.