Wednesday, 9 June 2010

I am the Lorax I speak for the trees

".....I saw something pop out of the stump
of the tree I'd chopped down. It was sort of a man.
Describe him?...That's hard. I don't know if I can.
He was shortish. And oldish.
And brownish. And mossy.
And he spoke with a voice
that was sharpish and bossy.
"Mister!" he said with a sawdusty sneeze,
"I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees.
I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.
And I'm asking you, sir, at the top of my lungs"--
he was very upset as he shouted and puffed--
"What's that THING you've made out of my Truffula tuft?...."

Excerpt from "The Lorax" by Dr Seuss

Sam's class were in charge of conducting the school assembly last Friday, their class also performed a play based on "The Lorax" by Dr Seuss.  It was clever and funny and the whole class got to participate, they were fantastic.  They had painted backdrops and props and had some great costumes.  Guess who Sam played?

PS.  Don't you love his hat, I whipped that up in two days, we didn't have any orange material but I did have lots of orange yarn.  We went for the orange look as that is what the Lorax looks like in the books and we borrowed the moustache from Asterix.


Kim said...

I do love the hat - will have to go and get that pattern book.

Caroline said...

The Lorax was one of the most popular stories in our house.My youngest still loves it & I think my other two have a soft spot for it too still. I am sure it is one of those stories that in time they will be reading to their children.