Kate Simpson, illustrated by Leila Rudge

Guess which of the weird and wonderful exhibits are real and which are fake in this sumptuous collection of extraordinary animals and plants.

There’s been a mix-up at the Museum – some of the displays from the Myths and Legends exhibit have snuck into the Natural History wing.
We have to sort it out, but how can we tell fact from fiction? Animal from apparition? Megafauna from monster?

Kids will have fun guessing which animals and plants are real and which are fake in this extraordinary exhibition of the strange and wonderful animals and plants that inhabit our world … and our imaginations. And a brilliant guide to help us know what to look for when tracking down truths.

Picture Book Non-Fiction

Kate Simpson & Leila Rudge

Kate Simpson is a children’s author and bookworm who loves facts and fiction in equal measure. She is also a chemical engineer who believes that curiosity can change the world. www.katesimpsonbooks.com

Leila Rudge is an award-winning illustrator and picture book writer living on Awabakal Country (Newcastle). After completing an Illustration Degree at Bath Spa University in England, Leila headed to Australia in search of sunshine. She has written and illustrated over 15 children’s books, including the CBCA Honour Book Gary and the CBCA short-listed Winston and the Indoor Cat. Leila’s work is a mixture of watercolour and pencil, all hand-rendered onto big sheets of watercolour paper ready to be scanned into picture book pages. www.leilarudge.com

Allen & Unwin

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