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Truax is a timber-industry-funded children's book by Terri Birkett, modeled after Dr. Seuss's Lorax. Paid for by the Hardwood Forest Foundation and the National Oak Flooring Manufacturers Association, the latter states :

Written specifically to counter the book The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss, our industry believes Truax more closely represents todays forest management than the scenario described by Dr. Seuss.

Four hundred thousand copies of Truax have been distributed to elementary schools nationwide, according to the Native Forest Council.

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