Fooled You!

Fooled you: Fakes and Hoaxes Through the Years

Written by Elaine Pascoe

Illustrations by Laurie Keller

Published by Henry Holt and Company

Copyright © 2005

Let me start off by saying that this book is very well written slightly comical look at fakes and hoaxes. While some of these fakes and hoaxes wouldn’t have fooled an adult or a child today, it was certainly interesting to read of them.

            On the other hand even though I know that faeries and big foot aren’t real, I still like to think of them as such. Having them alive in my imagination makes life enjoyable. Our imaginations (as long as they don’t run away with us) are the beginnings of great ideas and wonderful books.

            So if you, or your child, are the detective sort that loves to get to the bottom of a story, then you will really like this book. If you however enjoy believing in the unbelievable, then this book might not be for you. I myself am torn.

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