What inspired the creature who was “shortish and oldish and brownish and mossy”? The one who spoke in a voice that was “sharpish and bossy”? He spoke for the trees, yet he called them his own. All that he left “in this mess was a small pile of rocks, with the one word: ‘UNLESS.'”
"Who Was the Real Lorax? Seeking the Inspiration for Dr. Seuss" is from the August 06, 2018 Science section of The New York Times. It was written by Joanna Klein and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.