Philosophy ask questions such as: What does it mean to be human? What is truth? What is good? These are all very BIG questions that need exploring and the sooner children start to think about the answers, the better our world will be.
Content includes the following questions and our attempt to answer them: What is philosophy?What is life?What does it mean to be human?What makes us happy? What is good? What is love? What is truth? What is knowledge? What is time? What are ideas? What is beauty? What should I say? What should I do?
This delightful series builds foundations for life-long learning by explaining big ideas to little people. Using simple language to explain complicated ideas, each book takes the core questions that relate to each subject and provides answers that make sense to young children.
Stunning illustrations support the non-fiction narrative ensuring our picture book approach feels fresh and different.
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What is philosophy? is the first in a series called Little Book Big Idea. This was written by the Noodle Juice team and illustrated by Katie Rewse, in a format suitable for children aged from 5 upwards. Each double-page spread poses one question with multiple answers expressed in just a few words adjacent to a clear illustration. The artwork depicts settings that will be familiar to a young readership such as classrooms and playgrounds, helping to contextualise the information. I love the effort that has been put into ensuring that all children will be able to recognise themselves in this book, and the range of questions and answers are likely to satisfy the most curious young reader. My particular favourite page poses the question, "what should I say?" and is filled with answers which encourage kindness and thoughtfulness when choosing which words to use. With a clear and comprehensive glossary at the back, this is a beautifully produced non-fiction book which I would highly recommend to any primary school library, Key Stage One classroom or home containing inquisitive children.