On Saturday, April 27 from 2 to 4, the Children’s Department will be celebrating Arbor Day by learning about Pennsylvania’s various trees and how we can identify and care for them. The Lorax would approve, he with his precious Truffula seeds.
So, probably, would Steve. Steve, as the narrator recounts in a letter to his children, was a faithful tree who became a member of the family, turning jump ropes, proudly holding underwear, and stoically sucking sewage and supporting Uncle Chester. But though they saved him once, they couldn’t always–which brings Steve to his last trick. The father’s quiet deadpan humor eases the reader into a gentle reflection on loss and, to an extent, recycling.
To learn more about trees and the cool things they do for the environment, and maybe make your own tree, come to the Arbor day celebration and do some speaking for the trees. Click here to register.
“I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees for the trees have no tongues.”– Dr. Seuss
See also: Arbor Day materials