But those trees! Those trees!
Those Truffula Trees!
All my life I'd been searching
for trees such as these.
The touch of their tufts
was much softer than silk.
And they had the sweet smell
of fresh butterfly milk.
And, under the trees, I saw Brown Bar-ba-loots
frisking about in their Bar-ba-loot suits
as they played in the shade and ate Truffula Fruits
He snapped, "I'm the Lorax who speaks for the trees
which you seem to be chopping as fast as you please.
But I'm also in charge of the Brown-bar-ba-loots
who played in the shade in their Bar-ba-loot suits
and happily lived, eating Truffula Fruits"
"NOW...thanks to your hacking my trees to the ground,
there's not enough Truffula Fruits to go 'round.
And my poor Bar-ba-loots are all getting the crummies
because they have gas, and no food in their tummies!"
"They loved living here. But I can't let them stay.
They'll have to find food. And I hope that they may.
Good luck, boys," he cried. And he sent them away.
And at that very moment, we heard a loud whack!
From outside in the fields came a sickening smack
of an Axe on a tree. Then we heard the tree fall.
The very last Truffula Tree of them all!
"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.
"And Truffula Trees are what everyone needs.
Plant a new Truffula . Treat it with care.
Give it clean water. And feed it fresh air.
Grow a forest. Protect it from axes that hack.
Then the Lorax
and all of his friends
may come back."
Littlest has decided that she LOVES the Lorax. We are attempting to decorate her bedroom Lorax style full of Truffula Trees and Brown Bar-ba-loots. My super wonderful MIL is going to make her a quilt with Truffula Trees on it. We are working on different art projects to go with.
Only problem is that I am not artsy. Like, at all. So if you have any ideas for super cute Lorax inspired (and super east to make) crafts or whatever PLEASE LET ME KNOW!!!!!
UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, her room isn't going to get better. It's NOT!