Here, he picks the five best books of the field, and introduces. Get an answer for what seems to be the authors intent in writing the lorax. The film was released by universal pictures on march 2, 2012, on what would have been seuss 108th birthday. The lorax is an orange, furry, yellowmustached fictional environmentalist from the book the lorax, written by dr. I will do the blurb but have already missed the first deadline, so there are bad feelings and disappointment already attached to the project. The books final pages teach us that just one small seed, or one small child, can make a difference. Sep 12, 2018 how to write a book blurb in 4 steps the opening of your blurb has to be incredibly precise and dynamic, says editor rebecca heyman for a lot of firsttime authors, i think theres an instinct to make sure readers understand everything that happened in the books universe before the beginning of the actual story.
A site dedicated to book lovers providing a forum to discover and share commentary about the books and authors they enjoy. Living in a ruined town, this little guy wants to know the story of the lorax, so he goes to the onceler, an elderly inventormanufacturer. How to write an effective blurb for a selfpublished book. How to write a book blurb in 4 steps the opening of your blurb has to be incredibly precise and dynamic, says editor rebecca heyman. To ask other readers questions about the lorax, please sign up. Seuss and the lorax in this classic picture book about. For many children, the lorax character has come to symbolize concern for the environment. Instead, the onceler saw the trees and thought of all the money he could make by chopping them down and knitting their tufts into thneeds. Content includes books from bestselling, midlist and debut authors. We chat with the snow child author eowyn iveyin author interview. The lorax read aloud picture book brightly storytime.
Few fiction writers for children or adults have successfully melded politics and good storytelling, but dr. Your book blurb aka online description, like your dating profile, has to be engaging and alluring to attract passersby. Seusss customary mixture of rhyming verse, madeup words, and. I have seen nonfiction blurbs that are more about the author than the content of the book and i have seen fiction blurbs that are a synopsis of the story and even tell the reader the ending. Before long you find an aspiring businessman, the perfect tree, and a. In 1989 the lorax was banned and challenged in california for being to. Rather than try to cover everything, i just decided to use the lorax.
Blurb, back cover copy, jacket copy, or promotional copy whatever you call it, a great book description is your second best marketing tool your cover is number one. To find it he must discover the story of the lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world. This book is an excellent resource for teaching a phonics lesson about consonant digraphs. The lorax is a story with a strong moral message about protecting the environment. Writers often err on the side of length when trying to fit so many details in, but punctuation can indeed shake things up and keep readers on their toes and wanting more as opposed to slogging through marathonlength sentences. Fiction or nonfiction basic blurb cover copyproduct description for fiction or nonfiction extended product description. Many writers find writing book blurbs really difficult. Im horrified to imagine what the author would think of this blundersome.
Blurb bookwrights easytouse features allow anyone to publish custom photo books, magazines, and novels in either print or ebook. Brief summary of lines 116 in the lorax analyzed by phd students from stanford, harvard, berkeley. Most run several paragraphs, but some publishers want them shorter or in a special format so be sure to check with your publishers guidelines before you begin work. Doc brownahem, the oncelertells the boy how the town came to be ruined, and most importantly, what he can do to turn things around. Seuss and the lorax in this classic picture book about protecting the environment. With a recyclingfriendly go green message, the lorax allows young readers to experience the beauty of the truffula trees and the danger of taking our earth for granted, all in a story that is timely, playful, and hopeful. Seusss beloved story teaches kids to speak up and stand up for those who cant. With the film of the lorax now a firm family favourite, we thought it would be fun to produce a collection of lorax printables using our own illustration of the lorax, which kids can also learn to draw themselves. Oct 04, 20 an easytofollow, practical guide to writing the best blurb to sell your selfpublished book, provided by ya author sarah juckes of completelynovel. For a lot of firsttime authors, i think theres an instinct to make sure readers understand everything that happened in the book s universe before the beginning of the actual story.
Fiction that explores issues of climate change is growing at an unprecedented rate today, says the journalist who coined the phrase clifi, dan bloom. He does it by explaining simply and clearly the process of building an industry at the expense of an ecosystem. But now, says the onceler, now that youre here, the word of the lorax seems perfectly clear. This collection of kids activity sheets can be used for national reading month teaching ideas. Thats a lot of blurbs for one book making it through the system. Seuss books, the creatures mentioned are typically unique to the story. Here are some fun free printables, including a how to draw the lorax, writing paper, book marks, and more. Five childrens books you didnt know were banned its banned books week, a time to celebrate the freedom to read.
We need to destroy the blurbing industrial complex the. Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,nothing is going to get better. Seuss is a lighthearted but cautionary tale with a critically important message. In the end, the lorax can do nothing but leave his home space, and the onceler runs out of resources before passing the last truffula seed to. Sep 30, 20 facebook twitter share by email in a quiet part of town where the houses stand close and evening stretches long the shade of the garden hose and the baby falls asleep clutching her teddy bears toes. By the time the lorax was published in 1971, i was beyond reading with my parents so did not read it until i was an adult. With a recyclingfriendly go green message, the lorax allows young readers to experience the beauty of the truffula trees and the danger of taking our earth for. Seuss, was first published in 1971, it has become a classic.
He soon turned his many talents to writing childrens books, and his first book. It chronicles the plight of the environment and the lorax is the titular character, who speaks for the trees and confronts the onceler, who causes environmental destruction. Supersummary, a modern alternative to sparknotes and cliffsnotes, offers highquality study guides that feature detailed chapter summaries and analysis of major themes, characters, quotes, and essay topics. These discussion questions and activities teach students how humans create pollution and how pollution negatively affects our health and the health of the planet. This onepage guide includes a plot summary and brief analysis of the lorax by dr. Let them tell you with help from our the lorax book report. Apr 28, 2017 when it comes to writing the back blurb for a book, the struggle is real. What seems to be the authors intent in writing the lorax. Theres even a prepre blurb for a manuscript to wear when it goes out to the market. Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better.
A blurb is the book description you find on the back of a book or online to describe a books contents. The best clifi books five books expert recommendations. The story is commonly recognized as a fable concerning the. The 5 core elements of a book blurb and why you should know. Seuss the lorax is a 2012 american 3d computeranimated musical fantasy comedy film produced by illumination entertainment and based on dr. Seusss tbt lomx, it sent forth a clarion callto industry and consumers alikc. How to write a blurb definition, examples, and more.
It may come as a surprise that many of your favorite childhood books, from authors such as dr. Seusss the lorax has an uncharacteristically dark feel, starting on the first page, and continuing throughout the book. A blurb is the book description you find on the back of a book or online to describe a book s contents. The onceler was greedy though and didnt see the natural beauty of the truffula trees. This is because writers dont really understand what a blurb is meant to do. Despite critics dismissal of activistminded fiction, the author lydia millet believes that dr. To access these classroomready lesson plans, interactive games and fun worksheets, download this individual word work package or look for them in your super pack. Seuss and maurice sendak, have been deemed unfit for reading in the us. With zac efron, taylor swift, danny devito, ed helms. The book s final pages teach us that just one small seed, or one small child, can make a difference. How to write a book blurb in 4 steps the opening of your blurb has to be incredibly precise and dynamic, says editor rebecca heyman for a lot of firsttime authors, i think theres an instinct to make sure readers understand everything that happened in the books universe before the beginning of the actual story. A 12yearold boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. Printable the lorax lesson plans, games, worksheets, recipes, crafts and printable activities to reinforce a dr. However, the story has been somewhat controversial, with some adults embracing it and others seeing it as anticapitalist propaganda.
If we do not collectively take responsibility for the stewardship of the environment, then our own world will soon be like the one that the lorax left behind. Also, the movie is now out in theaters and the kids want to see it, and i have this thing about reading the book before you see the movie. Jul 19, 20 the blurb of your book is the second thing a potential reader will look at after the coverso take the time to get it right. Seuss and published in 1972, was a controversial story, which was later made into a film, portraying a greedy corporate man who. Seuss genius wordplay makes for a vitally enjoyable lesson in which path. An easytofollow, practical guide to writing the best blurb to sell your selfpublished book, provided by ya author sarah juckes of completelynovel.
During my childhood, we read green eggs and ham, the cat in the hat, and one fish two fish red fish blue fish. The book espoused importance of conservation, the evils of excess, and the need to preserve our natural. A film, a piece of theater, a piece of music, or a book can make a difference. So lets instead look at just the opening scene, as the. Many writers cite the lorax for its green voice, yet have a tough time reckoning with its ambiguous conclusion. Mar 11, 2019 since the lorax, a picture book by dr.
The lorax is the story of a boy whos looking for answers. Although the lorax is said to be a childrens book, there is a message. The lorax and over 8 million other books are available for amazon kindle. Sign up for my newsletter, beneath the oake tree, here. Chose from several free tools or use adobe indesign or adobe lightroom.
While i would love to launch into a sprawling defense of the lorax as a whole, im afraid it will have to wait for a future post, as weve got a lot more ground to cover and im fairly sure ive already exceeded my fellow writers typical 5 for 5 blurb wordcount. Reference your bookwriting or professional status, if it relates to your book. Seuss classic, then discuss the dangers of pollution to planet earth and to humans personal health. Its the fable of the wise lorax defending his home and friends against the greedy onceler. Create, print, and sell professionalquality photo books, magazines, trade books, and ebooks with blurb. Seuss, was first published in 1971, it has become a. Facebook twitter share by email in a quiet part of town where the houses stand close and evening stretches long the shade of the garden hose and the baby falls asleep clutching her teddy bears toes. The lorax is the original eco warrior as he tries to save the truffula trees from the greedy oncelers axe, and the dr seuss blend of zany pictures and unique rhyme, rhythm and repetition mean that all ages will learn from and love this wonderful book.731 951 673 536 594 112 802 636 1047 588 517 1263 409 1358 1617 1449 1556 945 1604 590 1258 799 175 648 38 1502 1568 1082 565 159 316 394 1544 1510 618 614 908 1044 459 1264 367 905 602 159