Normally, if I have an issue with religious books targeted at children, it’s that the authors are teaching their beliefs as facts.
But reader Lauren recently came across a Christian book explaining spiders and snakes and the like to children… and found some other kinds of mistakes:
Spiders, by definition, have eight legs. Not just “most” of them. And there is a species of spider that has a mostly herbivorous diet. (Also, God didn’t make them, but I guess that’s the least of our worries here.) (Edit: Apparently, there are also more than 40,000 species of spiders, not 30,000. So there’s that.)
I figured all that out with a few seconds on Google.
How lazy were the author and editor? It’s one thing to say your beliefs are facts, but you shouldn’t get the actual facts wrong, too.