Natural Oddities – Volume One

Natural Oddities by Gus Mager (PDF ebook) – Today’s resource is this  classic little collection of cartoons depicting odd and unusual aspects of the flora and the fauna in the world around us — “Natural Oddities”.  These engaging cartoons by Gus Mager are full of strange but true facts about everything from polar bears to platypuses… and are sure to fascinate young readers.

To download this PDF ebook, RIGHT CLICK HERE and “save” the file to your computer. Mac users, press the “control” key, then click on the link and save it to your mac. (Note: This is a scanned ebook, photographed from the original vintage book, so it may not be viewable on portable devices such as a kindle, ipad or phone.)


20 thoughts on “Natural Oddities – Volume One

  1. Great resource…some ourdated views like "why a sea-horse is a sissy 'cos he is left caring for the young ones!!"….gives an interesting perspective though on times when "stay-at-home dads" were unheard of and parenting was definitely not on the list of task for "dads" 🙂

  2. All my children just loved it (7).  The older ones are verifying the accuracy of the Australian caterpillars and the younger ones are enthralled.  We would love a follow up.  Thank you for doing this every day. How do you do it?  

  3. These are absolutely fascinating facts about God's wonderful creation.  Although these might not have been originally written from that perspective, God's incredible work cannot be denied!  This is a great resource, and it would be great to see more.  Thanks!

  4. We are using the drawings in art class.  Great "take along" (car comutes, Dr. waiting rooms, Cub Scout leaders meetings) book of "fascinating" facts to be read, discussed then follow-up when we get back home.
    More please

  5. I'm not thrilled about the outdated views, but the facts presented are very interesting! I have been looking up information on the disgusting Surinam Toad ever since I read that piece. YUCK!!!!!!!

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