Rough Draft For The Lorax By Dr. Seuss

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Dr. Seuss did not want his books to sound dogmatic. He wanted to help children learn how to read and think. He thought that his draft for the Lorax didn’t speak to the kids as much as much as he had hoped it would and thought that it was instead just “telling” children how to think and act. He wanted his message of the book to be about the treatment of the environment. His wife, Helen, suggested that they take a break and visit Africa. Once there, Dr. Seuss watched men chop down trees and thus invented the Truffula trees and the Lorax who speaks for those trees. Dr. Seuss also seemed to modify his color palate, shifting from his use of primary colors to colors such as fuchsia, purple, and orange. In his book, the bright colors were meant to

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