Science Can Be Fun

Munro Leaf, author and illustrator of dozens of children’s books, is best remembered for his signature character, Ferdinand, the Spanish bull who preferred smelling flowers to fighting in a ring in Spain. Composed in less than an hour one Sunday afternoon in 1935, the book sparked controversy. With the Spanish Civil War raging, political critics charged that it was a satirical attack on aggression. In Germany, the book was burned; in India,...

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Geography Can Be Fun

Munro Leaf, author and illustrator of dozens of children’s books, is best remembered for his signature character, Ferdinand, the Spanish bull who preferred smelling flowers to fighting in a ring in Spain. Composed in less than an hour one Sunday afternoon in 1935, the book sparked controversy. With the Spanish Civil War raging, political critics charged that it was a satirical attack on aggression. In Germany, the book was burned; in India,...

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Safety Can Be Fun

I found this book at a client -- on the desk of a person I was working with.I skimmed it quickly then and found it so hysterical that I needed a copy for myself.My copy has a copyright date of 1938.It's so un-PC based on today's standards!It is a child's picture book that talks about the things people do which cause them to get hurt.The person involved in the "stupid" act is referred to as "it" and "Nit-Wit".For example:This is a Downstairs...

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Reading Can Be Fun

LETTERSlike A and B and C and Dor T and Y and I and G and O and L.When we put some of them together in little bunches, we call those bunchesWORDSlike the word CAT or DOG or BOY or GIRL. On the heels of Manners Can Be Fun comes the next title in Munro Leaf's acclaimed "Fun" series, Reading Can Be Fun, first published in 1953, with lessons as timely and enduring today as they were then. In his signature style of...

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Gordon the Goat

Munro Leaf, author and illustrator of dozens of children’s books, is best remembered for his signature character, Ferdinand, the Spanish bull who preferred smelling flowers to fighting in a ring in Spain. Composed in less than an hour one Sunday afternoon in 1935, the book sparked controversy. With the Spanish Civil War raging, political critics charged that it was a satirical attack on aggression. In Germany, the book was burned; in India,...

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