Fascinating bits and pieces of information on misinformation, facts and lore on mammals, birds, fish, reptiles. Data on size, speed, peculiarities, weight, characteristics, life spans, reproductive processes, habits; explanations of beliefs, widespread exaggerations. The material is collected from scattered sources, and brought together in one book. A boon for the parent wanting to answer questions the young fry ask, for nature classes and groups, this is easy to handle from the reference angle because of its classification, arrangement, table of contents made up of paragraph headings, and index. To check facts against superstition produces an intriguing book.