Killer Underwear Invasion!: How to Spot Fake News, Disinformation & Conspiracy Theories

Elise Gravel


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A hilarious and timely tool to help kids learn how to tell what news is true and what isn't.

Can peanuts give you super strength? Were unicorns discovered on the moon? Did Martians really invade New Jersey? For anyone who has ever encountered outrageous stories like these and wondered whether they were true, this funny, yet informative book breaks down what fake news is, why people spread it, and how to tell what is true and what isn't. With quirky illustrations and a humorous tone, Elise Gravel brings her kid-accessible wit to the increasingly important subject of media literacy and equips younger readers with the skills needed to interact with global news.

SERIOUSLY FUNNY: While the topic is serious, the funny text and wacky pictures will tickle any reader's funny bone.

IMPORTANT: Misinformation and disinformation are everywhere. It is increasingly important that parents and educators help kids learn how to navigate the confusing, modern media landscape.

JUST THE FACTS!: Rather than tackle specific news stories, this book teaches kids how to research and judge information in order to make their own decisions about what to believe.

BE A GOOD NEIGHBOR: Whether deciding what products to buy, which organizations to support and what scientific information to believe, being a smart media consumer helps keep ourselves and our communities safer.

Perfect for:
  • Grandparents
  • Parents
  • Educators
  • Librarians

Publisher: Chronicle Books
Published: 09/20/2022
Pages: 104
Weight: 1.05lbs
Size: 9.30h x 7.50w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9781797214917
Age: Ages 9-12

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 06/15/2022
Horn Book Magazine 09/01/2022 pg. 106
Publishers Weekly 10/03/2022
Shelf Awareness 09/30/2022
School Library Journal 12/16/2022 pg. 1

About the Author
Elise Gravel has written and illustrated more than 30 books, including La clé à molette which won Canada's prestigious Governor General's Literary Award in the illustration category. She has published diverse projects with publishers in both Canada and the U.S. and her books have been translated into a dozen languages. Elise lives with her husband and their children in Montreal.