Skip to main content
Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group

The Truth About Your Favorite Animals

A fun and fact-filled picture book series from author/illustrator Maxwell Eaton III, The Truth About Your Favorite Animals features colorful cartoon talking animals revealing the secrets of their lives and lifestyles. Young children will learn all about the animal kingdom in hilarious and entertaining fashion.

“The truth is…this series may well inspire a new generation of animal scientists and conservationists.”—The Horn Book (starred review on The Truth About Hippos)

  • The Truth About Butterflies
    g
    • The Truth About Butterflies

    • The Truth About Your Favorite Animals (Volume 1)
      Maxwell Eaton III
      Roaring Brook Press

    • Maxwell Eaton III's The Truth About Butterflies is another hilarious addition to this fan favorite series. This guide to the majestic butterfly walks you through its unique lifecycle and offers...

      • Available in:

  • The Truth About Hawks
    g
    • The Truth About Hawks

    • The Truth About Your Favorite Animals
      Written and illustrated by Maxwell Eaton III
      Roaring Brook Press

    • Maxwell Eaton III's The Truth About Hawks is the sixth installment of the hilarious and lighthearted Truth About Your Favorite Animals illustrated nonfiction series continuing to...

      • Available in:

      • eBook
  • The Truth About Crocodiles
    g
    • The Truth About Crocodiles

    • The Truth About Your Favorite Animals
      Written and illustrated by Maxwell Eaton III
      Roaring Brook Press

    • From writer/illustrator Maxwell Eaton III, The Truth About Crocodiles is the fifth installment in his hilarous series offering another lighthearted look filled with useful facts...

      • Available in:

      • eBook
  • The Truth About Elephants
    g
    • The Truth About Elephants

    • The Truth About Your Favorite Animals
      Maxwell Eaton III
      Roaring Brook Press

    • Did you know that an elephant's tusks never stop growing?

      Did you know that elephants can sometimes purr like giant cats?

      And that they use six sets of teeth throughout their lives?

      Impress...

      • Available in:

      • eBook
  • The Truth About Dolphins
    g
    • The Truth About Dolphins

    • The Truth About Your Favorite Animals
      Maxwell Eaton III
      Roaring Brook Press

    • Did you know that dolphins find their dinners by using sound to track down the location of their prey?

      Did you know that baby dolphins are born tail-first?

      Did you know that each dolphin...

      • Available in:

      • eBook
  • The Truth About Bears
    g
    • The Truth About Bears

    • The Truth About Your Favorite Animals
      Maxwell Eaton III
      Roaring Brook Press

    • Maxwell Eaton III's The Truth About Bears is 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...

      • Available in:

      • eBook
  • The Truth About Hippos
    g
    • The Truth About Hippos

    • The Truth About Your Favorite Animals
      Maxwell Eaton III
      Roaring Brook Press

    • Did you know that there are two types of hippo: the common hippo and the pygmy hippo (which is like a common hippo but smaller)?

      Did you know that all hippos live in Africa?

      Did you know...

      • Available in:

      • eBook

Maxwell Eaton III

Maxwell Eaton III is a highly tolerated author and illustrator of numerous books for children, including The Truth About Crocodiles, The Truth About Elephants, and The Truth About Dolphins.

When he isn't drawing talking animals, he can be found in a canoe with his wife and daughter in the Adirondack Mountains of New York State.