If you have ever wondered of the books that you read to your kidlets at night actually affect the way that they think, get a load of some of the lengthy and in depth conversations I end up having with Rohan about trees. Actually, it has mostly him telling me about trees. Our conversation usually goes something like this;
Rohan: They have to stop cutting down all of out trees, they have cut down, like, ten of them already.
Me: You are right Rohan it is not nice to cut down so many trees. But what do we need trees for Rohan?
Rohan: Trees give us maple syrup and good energy, we need trees very very much. They should plant a tree. But it is a lot of work, we have to get water and then water them, too much work.
Me: Well Rohan, most of the trees get their water from the rain, so planting a tree isn't so much work after all.
Rohan: They ruin everything when they cut down so many trees.
Ha! I have actually had this conversation with Rohan during almost every single nature walk we have. My little environmentalist, don't get him started on littering.......
If you are wondering about the book? The Lorax of course!