Monday, March 15, 2010

Really, Really BIG Questions


The picture book Really, Really BIG Questions by British philosophy professor Stephen Law is an engaging introduction to philosophy for anyone from elementary school age through middle school. With drawings and information about science, history, literature and the history of philosophy, the book explores questions such as: How can something come from nothing? What is nothing? What is the meaning of life? What is it like to be a bat? How important is happiness? Can I always believe my eyes?

Written in question-and-answer format, the book's conversational tone makes the complex questions examined in each chapter accessible and absorbing. A great book to read with your own children or with students in a classroom!

1 comment:

Ian said...

I haven't seen the book, and I'm wondering if you (or he) left out the topic of the existence of God. Maybe that is too controversial of a topic for a childrens' book. I would like to see such a book with this question presented as objectively as possible.