Includes three (3) cartoons to help students understand that theme starts with an underlying message. Ready to copy or to print onto a transparency for easy viewing. Could use as an activating strategy or anticipatory set. These three (3) cartoons are thematically linked by their emphasis on environmental awareness. Answers included! Sample responses are shared for each cartoon as well as for the overall theme of the three cartoons combined. This document is also available in the Elements of Fiction: Theme Unit Materials All-in-One DEAL and the Elements of Fiction: Curriculum Materials MEGA Unit All-in-One DEAL.