Q is for Question is a marvelous resource for those interested in leading philosophical discussions with children. Presenting a wide range of philosophical issues in charming and witty rhymes, it is sure to delight children and their elders as well as spark debates about the most elemental matters.
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The philosophy section of my primary school library is empty; I can see a real need for a book like this. The author uses the alphabet book format to talk briefly yet intriguingly about ideas that philosophers discuss. The text is a nice mix of thoughtful comments and clever questions. The illustrations give the book a homemade look, but it helps the approachability of the book. Philosophy can be a daunting subject, but this book is a great introduction to it for young students.A bite:¿Free WillDo you feel like you¿re pulled by strings?Is a puppet master in the wings?Did destiny plan your life for you?Or can you choose the things you do?¿Children¿s comments:I borrowed eight GT first graders to try out some of my most difficult books, including this one. One first grader summed up what the others said, ¿It¿s an interesting book. I don¿t really understand it all, but I like it.¿
How often does a book like this emerge? A simplified examination of philosophical concepts presented in easy-to-read language but providing thought-provoking discussion sparks. A fine addition for the elementary gifted classroom library.