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Earth Day Apps: The Lorax From Dr. Seuss

April 17th 2010 17:12
To help celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day, Oceanhouse Media is releasing a slew of Lorax themed apps to raise awareness about the plight of the Earth.

For those unfamiliar with the story of Dr. Seuss's lovable furry creature The Lorax who spoke for the trees "because they had no tongue."

In the story The Lorax is happy among the singing animals and clean air until one day when one day "The Onceler passed through this beautiful paradise and saw that the Truffula trees had economic value." It turns out that the Truffula trees are just the right tree to produce Thneeds, something that everyone wants. The Onceler calls his family to help him harvest the trees Soon they are all gone except for one seed. He Onceler realizes what he has done and that The Lorax has left. He gives the seed to a small boy in hopes that he can nurture it and one day regrow the Truffula so The Lorax will return.

Dr. Seuss did an amazing job of writing socially relevant stories that were also entertaining.

Oceanhouse's lineup of apps includes a Lorax e-book for four dollars. It tells the story of the Lorax in an interactive way to enhance younger children's reading skills.

The Lorax Garden, which is available for three dollars, takes off where the book leaves off, with players helping The Lorax grow trees and flowers in real time. This app is said to have an amazing 3-D feature and is available on the iPhone and iPad. Proud garden growers can also take snapshots of their garden and send them via email.

The last app is the Dr. Seuss Senders App that allows users to send inspirations Seuss quotes to friends and families.

Modern technology in many ways has damaged the Earth, it's nice to see that it can also be used to help save it.

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