This book by Fiona Macdonald and David Antram is a wonderful model for children’s writing. It starts with an overview of myths and mythical creatures, moves onto where in the world and then begins the countdown of mythical creatures.
Each creature has a double page spread that starts off with a brief introduction to the animal and some vital statistics. The second page has the sub-title Be prepared! Always expect the very worst and goes on to detail the worst aspects of the creature.
This is a wonderful book that children in Yrs 2 – 4 would really enjoy.
There are lots of websites that have details about mythical creatures. so here are some of my favourites: