The sad little fact is a blue fuzzy ball with big eyes and spindly arms and legs. He speaks facts. But very few listen to him. Eventually the authorities grow so irritated with him that they throw him into a box and bury him—along with other colorful little facts. The world turns dark from all of the lies being told. However, there are fact seekers who search for these missing little facts, eventually find them and dig them up and release them into the blue sky and the sun, and the world is a brighter, safer place once more. While some people still choose to ignore the facts, “for those with minds to think and a need to know the truth,” the facts cannot be denied. A fact is a fact. AND THAT’S A FACT! This colorful, delightfully illustrated, children’s book by an award-winning author and an award-winning illustrator is fun to read (albeit a bit scary). Children and adults can relate on various levels. Is the message relevant? Totally. Subtle? No. Not a bit. And maybe that’s what it takes in this world today.
–Sandy, Annie Bloom’s Books, Portland, OR
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