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The Lorax Garden
A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
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.
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.