aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,

A tongue-in-cheek look at the reality behind some famous kids' books

The New York Times featured a humorous essay examining the scientific truths behind such books or series as Frog and Toad, or Curious George, i.e.:

In other words, the reason that Lobel did not create a scientifically accurate portrayal of frogs and toads is that the title would have been something on the order of “Frog Eats Toad’s Poisonous Unborn Children, Gets Sick and Dies (but Frog’s Younger Cousin Thrives!)."

Read all of them here.

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