this is so not the encyclopedia that i had as a kid...i had the brittannica
boring version...i clearly remember copying word for word everything about magellan for a school project, this was before i knew anything about plagiarism or proper research :)
if i had this encyclopedia, i may not have had the same depth of information but a whole lot more fun researching anything. the subtitle of this book is, "everything the beginner wants to know, from aircraft to zebra." and the pictures are just so pretty. and it's illustrated by william dugan. and everything is written to look like a poem. it's perfect!
my first golden encyclopedia: everything the beginner wants to know, from aircraft to zebra by jane werner watson
a golden book, 1965, golden press, new york
illustrated by william dugan
consultant bertha morris parker