The Lorax Garden

App review by
Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media
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Fanciful garden sim with an environmental message.

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age 2+
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The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Ease of Play

All of the gardening tasks in the game are made very easy for young kids to handle.

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A tiny link on the title page will bring you to a store where you can purchase other Dr. Seuss apps.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that The Lorax Garden is a colorful and easy gardening sim for young kids that is tied to Dr. Seuss's book, The Lorax. Like the book, the game carries a strong environmental message about humanity's impact on nature. Considering recent world event, the game and its backstory are likely to elicit questions from kids. Parents should also be aware that if your mobile device has an associated email address, kids will be able to send email postcards of their created gardens.

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Parent of a 2 and 4 year old Written bylaribrook August 4, 2010

So adorable!

This is a really sweet app. If your kids love the Lorax books as mine do, they will love this. But even if they don't know who he is, they will still like... Continue reading

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Is it any good?

THE LORAX GARDEN is a delightful little gardening sim with artwork as colorful and whimsical as that in the Dr. Seuss book on which it is based. As the game begins, kids will be shown the last few pages of The Lorax, in which the reader is charged with the task of regrowing the Truffula Tree Forests that were hacked down in the story. Players will grow trees (opting for different shapes and colors based on the seeds they use), watering them whenever necessary. Growing flowers will earn them "care hearts" that they can spend to grow their trees faster. While growing flowers, they'll water, pluck weeds, and try not to scare away bees which will pollenate the flowers and help them grow faster. It's all very well done and designed perfectly for younger kids to handle.

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