Dr. Seuss' "The Lorax" readings coming to area bookstores
Contact: Mark York
He’s fuzzy, orange and sports a bright yellow mustache and his book is coming to a Lexington bookstore near you for a special reading. He’s “The Lorax,” created by Theodore Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss.
Area bookstores are partnering with Lexington’s Department of Environmental Quality and Public Works to schedule readings of The Lorax in the coming weeks. All of the readings are free and open to the public.
This Friday, April 27, there will be a reading at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Lexington Green at 6 p.m. Other readings are scheduled for Saturday, May 5, at 11 a.m. at Morris Book Shop, 882 E. High Street and Sunday, May 6, at 3 p.m. at Barnes & Noble in the Hamburg Pavilion.
“Rosie,” the city’s recycling costume character, will be at each of the readings.
First published in 1971, The Lorax is a story that stresses the importance of a clean environment, and what happens when the environment is damaged. It also focuses attention on personal responsibility and includes the famous line: “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”