Animal Fact / Animal Fable

By Seymour Simon    Illustrated by Diane deGroat
Crown 1979
ISBN 05175379X
ages 6 - 9

Out of print. Look for it in your school or local library.

Here is an unusual and striking picture book that combines fun with scientific fact. Seymour Simon, the author of many outstanding science books for children, has collected a fascinating variety of common beliefs about animals and presented them in the form of a guessing game. Each belief appears on the right-hand page with a witty illustration by Diane deGroat that carries the belief to its funniest extreme. The answer appears on the following page, accompanied by a scientifically accurate illustration that shows the animal as it really behaves. Animal fact/Animal Fable is an engaging and beautiful book, sure to capture the imagination and curiosity of every young child.