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Big Thinkers and Big Ideas – Sharon Kaye


Philosophy is both fun and good for your brain. By thinking about deep questions, anyone, including you, can be a philosopher.

Philosophy often gets a bad rap among kids as something that’s long, boring and useless.

But it’s not.

True, discussion takes longer than just memorizing whatever your teacher says, but the time is well spent.

This lovely little book is an introduction for both Eastern and Western philosophy geared towards children.

Kids make excellent philsophers. Why? Kids are naturally curious about everything.

This book tackles five big questions and explains the overall concept as well as different viewpoints of both ancient and modern philsophers.

We begin with Questions About Reality (aka what is real) followed by Knowledge (aka how do you know if something is true).

From there we hit Ethics and Logic (how can you be a good person and if x is true, then what else is true).

Even though I’m older than the target audience, I really enjoyed this book!

I loved reading about all of the philosophers – and I loved all of the diversity shown in the book. Philosophers from all ethnicities, races, eras and genders were depicted in this book.

The illustrations were FABULOUS and really held my interest.

All in all, I’m super pleased with this book and definitely recommend it for the kid (or adult) who wants a light introduction to philosophy!

A huge thank you to Rockridge Press, Callisto Publisher’s Club and Sharon Kaye for a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

Interested in this one from Sharon Kaye? Buy it here:  Amazon

2 thoughts on “Big Thinkers and Big Ideas – Sharon Kaye

  1. Ooo, I just HAVE to get this for my kids. I loooove philosophy, minored in it while I was in school. Philosophy books are my favorite to read because I mark them all up with highlighters and notes in the margins.

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