The Fact or Fiction Behind Animals

The Fact or Fiction Behind Animals

Hardback Truth or Busted

By (author) Paul Mason, General editor Debbie Foy

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  • Publisher: Wayland (Publishers) Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 96 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 217mm x 10mm | 330g
  • Publication date: 12 July 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0750269596
  • ISBN 13: 9780750269599
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 413,953

Product description

Truth or Busted's Animals title explores popular myths and legends about the animal kingdom in a light and humorous way that kids will find unputdownable. Such statements as 'Goldfish only a have 3-second memory' or 'Cow farts are destroying the Earth' are examined as well as where the ideas came, whether they have any basis in truth, or whether they are simply folklore, myths or legends. Each statement is given a TRUTH or BUSTED evaluation.

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Author information

Paul Mason's interest in writing stems from his childhood when he won the Scripture Prize in his last year at Primary School. He now is an experienced freelance writer and editor of a variety of children's information books, with subjects including extreme sports, geography and travel. He has a degree in anthropology, has worked in Turkey and taught English as a foreign language. Paul is a keen sportsman and particularly enjoys surfing, mountain biking and snowboarding.

Table of contents

Giant crocodiles lurk in our sewers! An elephant never forgets Touching a toad gives you warts Lemmings commit mass suicide The hippo is Africa's most dangerous animal Most shark attacks happen in less than 1 metre of water Cows lie down when rain is due Cockroaches would be the only thing to survive a nuclear war Dogs can smell fear!