When the Offical Second Oldest Daughter of Env-Econ was in 2nd grade, she invited me in to school for parent reading day. The choice of reading was up to me, so I chose to read The Lorax. Now most like to think of The Lorax as a story of the inherent evils of industrialization at the expense of the environment. As an environmental economist, I take a slightly less radical view and explain the message to second graders as a need to recognize the tradeoffs between growth and the environment, and also the need to recognize that actions have effects on others (never too early to learn about externalities).
So...I'm excited for this:
And for those of you who have trouble finding the deeper meaning in Seuss' work, here's some help: