The Truth About Bears: Seriously Funny Facts About Your Favorite Animals, Written and Illustrated by Maxwell Eaton III
A lighthearted nonfiction picture book, filled with useful facts about bears that will make you laugh so hard you won’t even realize you’re learning something!
Primary Source Pairing:
This laugh-out-loud nonfiction book will leave all readers loving bears. Facts about bears and a fun narrative make this book a great read-aloud. Creator Maxwell Eaton’s artwork is inviting and contributes to the humor of the book. For this primary source pairing, invite students to study photographs of the three real bears they meet in the book: the American Black Bear, the Brown Bear, and the Polar Bear.
Questions for Discussion:
- Describe what you see.
- What do you notice first?
- What is happening in this photograph?
- What is the physical setting?
- Make a connection to something you see in these photographs with a fact you learned in the book The Truth About Bears: Seriously Funny Facts About Your Favorite Animals.
Book Cover and Summary: Follett
The American Black Bear photograph: Diginatur on Wikimedia.org
Black Bear photograph: Robert F. Tobler on Wikipedia.org
Polar Bear photograph: Andreas Weith on Wikimedia.org