Friday, March 2, 2012

The Once-ler

In honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, and inspired by a contest on Homeschool Share, 4yo Miss Esmé “read” The Lorax online and then drew her depiction of the Once-ler.Onceler2

I thought I’d share her description with you.  Her comments at the end about the Once-ler’s bride-to-be rather amuse me, since we live in a top timber harvest county here in Oregon.  Somehow community attitudes rub off on even 4yos…

[The Once-ler] is sad because he misses the Lorax.  The girl next to him is me.

He has spikes on his head to knock people or animals over.

He can fly – he has wings, with five feathers each.  One wing has been in the water.  It needs to dry and fluff up to look like the other one.  If you see one quarter of it fluffed up, that means it will take seven more days before it is all dry.  If you see half of it fluffed up, that means it’s almost dry.

He has a tiger pig outfit on with tiger stripes and pig feet.  Tiger pigs are real animals.  They live in the jungle in Africa.  And their heads look like normal pigs’ heads, but one thing is different.  Their ears are round like a bear and on the side of their head, instead of pointy.

He has a bow tie on because he’s going to a wedding.  Actually, he’s getting married to another Once-ler who looks just like him, same head, same wings, except the opposite wing is fluffy.  Her suit is a horse suit, and she has a skirt around her suit.  Because it’s a play-time dress-up wedding when everyone has to wear an animal suit or a Disney suit to the wedding.

The girl he is marrying owned all the trees.  She watched him chop down all the trees, and she didn’t mind at all.  She only planted those trees so that people could make things out of them.  And now she’s gonna plant more trees, so that he can chop down more trees so that more people can have Thneeds.

I’m all done now.



Marcy Crabtree said...

I really love her drawing. I hope she wins!

sARTw said...

Love the idea by Elijah of the homeschool share drawing comp and this is a good entry- I wish you would all try my drawing comp at